Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ve heard about Mug Cakes by now: cakes that can be made quickly and right in your microwave whenever the mood strikes. Some recipes have a list of ingredients so long you may as well make a full size cake in the oven and be the hero that you are. We are chocolate people so our main goal in life is to eat chocolate and create other reasons to eat chocolate as well as conveyances for said chocolate. We put so much time and energy into making amazing chocolate the rest of life must be simple. Which brings us to the Chocolate Angel Food Mug Cake.
This is not a cake you really want to eat plain, with no hidden chocolate or other accouterments unless you’re a really boring person and you have such culinary misgivings as believing ketchup is “too spicy” then by all means, dig in. This cake is meant to be a vehicle for our already scrumptious chocolates. Before you cook this gem in the microwave you’re going to add one of our bite size confections to the mix. One minute later your cake is ready (no joke), you have turned your favorite chocolate into a full-blown dessert and the instant gratification is so good you’ll feel like a millennial.
Sit back, relax and let’s go on the amazing culinary adventure of Mug Cakes.
1 box of Chocolate Cake mix with “pudding in the mix”
1 box of Angel Food Cake mix
Your favorite Wilbur’s of Maine chocolate(s)
Optional: whipped cream, sprinkles, Maine Mud Chocolate Sauce, Maine Mud Caramel Sauce
Gather a snap top storage container to keep your mug cake mix in, a mug for everyone that is going to be your guinea pig and a tablespoon measure.
Step 1: Pour the 2 cake mixes into your storage container and stir or snap on the lid and shake until fully combined. You’ll end up with a pale brown mix once evenly combined.
Step 2: Measure 6 Tablespoons of mix into a microwave safe coffee mug (a 12-16 ounce mug is a good size).
Step 3: Add 4 Tablespoons of water to your mug and stir until well combined. At this point you’ll have some kind of frothy brown liquid that looks like the weird low-fat hot chocolate your mom tried to give you in the 80’s. Don’t worry; we’re about to improve that.
Step 4: Select one (or two, you devil) of your favorite Wilbur’s of Maine chocolates. Here we’re using our Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel. Drop in and watch it sink quickly to the bottom
Step 5: Microwave on high for one minute. We tested ours in a 1000 watt microwave.
Step 6: Let it cool for 5 minutes! This cake is basically scalding hot at this point. Center of the earth hot and yes, it looks like a chocolate sponge. Have faith.
Step 7: If you listened to me 5 long minutes have passed and it’s time to add your other optional toppings: whipped cream, sprinkles, our Maine Mud Hot Fudge Sauce, Our Brand New Caramel Sauce, etc.
Step 8: EAT. Your chocolate is sitting in a pool of melted heaven at the bottom of the mug so you have two options: 1) dig down deep with each bite and capture a little bit of chocolate on your spoon each time 2) stir this cake up! Mix in the chocolate, whipped cream and cake until you’ve got something that looks terrible and tastes AMAZING.
Put a little note on your container of mix to remind yourself 6 Tablespoons mix, 4 Tablespoons water, 1 Minute in the microwave and you’ll be one minute away from Chocolate Angel Food Cake bliss any time you please.