1-Minute Dessert: Sea Salt Chocolate Cherry Cake

Some days are chocolate cake days.
When you drop your stud earring on the floor, then step on it thumb tack style.  That’s a chocolate cake day.
When you leave your keys in your car and the engine running and it takes you like half-an-hour to realize it and run back outside in a panic.  Um, chocolate cake day.
When your boss is out of town and the phone rings about 20 times.  And every time it’s him.  Yeah, get you some chocolate cake for that day.
All of these are possible reasons why you need to shove this cake in your face.
But you don’t really need a reason.

1-Minute Sea Salt Chocolate Cherry Cake

Serves 1
3 tbsp flour
1 tbsp + 1 tsp cocoa
Pinch salt
¼ tsp baking soda
3 tsp sugar (or more if you want it sweeter)
1 tbsp oil (I used vegetable oil)
3 tbsp milk (I used almond milk)
¼ tsp vanilla extract
2-3 chopped (and pitted) Bing cherries
2 squares of salted dark chocolate, chopped

Mix all this stuff together & pour in a greased coffee mug.  Microwave for 50-55 seconds.  Cool for a few minutes and either eat it out of the mug or invert it on a plate.  Enjoy!

Want more?  Check out some of my other single-serve desserts:

“Hungry monster” is Renee from Attack of the Hungry Monster, a cooking and (occasional) crafting site. She’s a self-taught home chef who likes to put her own spin on classic recipes. Go visit her blog and say hi.

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  • Shirley @ gluten free easily June 25, 2012  

    This recipe makes me really wish that I had some Bing cherries!! And you’re right about all the reasons to eat chocolate cake. 🙂 I love the microwave mug cakes and ommitting the usual egg makes them ready so much sooner. 😉


  • Shannon Brown June 25, 2012  

    This looks delicious. Your list of reasons had me giggling. That earring on the floor is particularly vivid 🙂

  • Spencer June 26, 2012  

    Looks absolutely delicious! And it is made of Lindt chocolate. How cool!

  • John Barrie June 27, 2012  

    What? You can make cake in a mug? Mind=blown.

  • Kathy Line October 21, 2012  

    How can I get these recipes?

  • Laura April 19, 2013  

    This is really easy, and it seemed like a good idea. I just tried it, and the result really looked like cake. But it did not taste nearly as good as real cake, and I even threw it away in the end. (I almost never throw away food, and chocolate…: even less so.)

    I’m sorry, but no, this is not your best recipe.

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