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3 Easy Chocolate Dessert Recipes Using Only a Microwave


Microwaves seem like an unnecessary kitchen appliance. It’s mainly used for reheating food, and you can use your apartment stovetop for the same purpose.

But did you know that you can make desserts in the microwave?

While it isn’t the same as baking sweets in the oven, microwaving desserts can be a great alternative when you want to satisfy your sweet cravings stat. Plus, microwave desserts are easier to make, especially if you just need a single serving of sugary treats.

In this post, we’ll share some of the easiest desserts to make in the microwave–featuring the most beloved baking ingredient: chocolate.

Chocolate Mug Cake

Ever tried making a mug cake? You’ve probably experienced one common problem with this dessert: texture that’s too spongy.

So, what makes most mug cakes spongy? Eggs.

With this eggless recipe, you can enjoy the moistness, full flavor, and great texture of oven-baked chocolate cakes.

Ingredients

For the cake batter

  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

For the frosting

  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Instructions

  1. In a microwave-safe mug, mix flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
  2. Stir in milk, vanilla extract, and canola oil. Mix well.
  3. Microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds or until the middle of the cake looks done.
  4. In a separate microwave-safe bowl, mix chocolate chips and heavy cream.
  5. Microwave for 1 minute and 10 seconds or until all of the chocolate chips are melted.
  6. Stir again and pour the mixture on top of your chocolate mug cake.

Chocolate Chip Cookie A La Mode

Does your inner cookie monster come out at midnight? No need to take a trip to the nearest 24/7 store to buy commercial cookies. You can make a single serving of thick chocolatey goodness in your apartment–and it only takes a minute to do so.

Best of all, this microwave chocolate chip cookie recipe features ice cream!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream

Instructions

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, mix butter, brown and white sugars, baking powder, vanilla extract, and coconut oil.
  2. Stir in flour and salt. Mix until combined.
  3. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top of the batter.
  4. Microwave for 40 seconds to 1 minute or until the cookie looks done.
  5. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

Chocolate Brownie

If you’re craving the fudgy flavor of brownies, you can easily make yours in less than two minutes. Even better, you can enjoy it with ice cream too.

So grab your favorite coffee mug and whip up a chocolate brownie using this super easy recipe:

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • Pinch of coffee powder
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 scoop vanilla ice cream (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a microwave-safe mug, mix cocoa powder, coffee powder, brown sugar, flour, and salt.
  2. Add canola oil, milk, and vanilla extract. Stir well.
  3. Microwave for 1 minute and 20 seconds to 1 minute and 40 seconds or until the brownie has risen.
  4. Top with vanilla ice cream.

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