Valentine’s Day Ideas: An Easy Chocolate Dessert for 2

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What’s sweeter than chocolate on Valentine’s Day? Chocolate cake in a mug! If you’re looking for a dessert that’s both decadent and easy, this is it. A minute or so in the microwave will earn you kisses all night.

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What you will need:

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup + 2 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ cup + 2 tsp. granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • ½ cup + 2 tbsp. whole milk
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 microwave-safe mugs
  • 2 tbsp. mini chocolate chips
  • Optional: ice cream and other toppings, like heart-shaped sprinkles

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  • In a small bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Set aside.

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  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk and oil. Once mixed, pour over the dry ingredients, and whisk until the batter is smooth.

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  • Divide the batter between two mugs. Top each mug with 1 tablespoon of mini chocolate chips.

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  • Microwave one mug at a time, each for 70 seconds on high. After 70 seconds, let the cake rest in the microwave 1-2 minutes before opening the door.

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  • Before serving, add on any toppings you’d like. Our favorite toppings include ice cream, whipped cream, cherries, and sprinkles.