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Desssert Chocolate Cake

Easy cleanups, perfectly portioned servings, quick to make — there are so many reasons to love mug desserts. I’ve picked out a handful of my favorite dessert recipes that can be made in minutes with a mug, a microwave, and just a few ingredients. Enjoy!

Everyone loves a good cheesecake, but sometimes we just want a slice. This one-serving cheesecake, made with a graham cracker crust, from Kirbie’s Cravings is baked in the microwave and then stuck in the fridge for about an hour to cool. Top it off with your favorite fruit.

Our favorite childhood treat comes to life in thanks to just 60 seconds in the microwave, courtesy of Gemma from Bigger Bolder Baking. Her strawberry pop tart mug recipe is filled with strawberry jam and then spooned with icing and sprinkles. See ya later, toaster!

A warm, cake-like blueberry muffin is what you need for tomorrow morning’s breakfast. Five Heart Home refers to this berry-bursting recipe as the “Cliff Notes” version of a cake, meaning it’s ready in minutes and only requires a few ingredients.

Health-conscious recipe creator Mike of The Iron You has, with some trial and error (25 tries to be exact), perfected the cinnamon roll in a mug recipe. A coconut-y icing is melted over the finished gooey pastry after microwaving for two minutes. Mike provides alternative ingredients for vegans, as well.

If your chocolate craving is calling, stop right here. Another scrumptious recipe from Five Heart Home, this chocolate peanut butter mug cake is made in just one minute. That means in just 60 seconds, you have your own mug-size peanut butter lava cake.

Jenn from Princess Pinky Girl recommends using challah bread in this mug french toast — the sweet and buttery texture of the bread is ideal. A sprinkle of chocolate chips add even more sweetness to this quick cinnamon-laden breakfast!

Skip the Dunkin Donuts drive-thru and indulge in a mug-made jelly donut. Another gem from Gemma, Bigger Bolder Baking is this sweet “Mugnut”. Gemma uses a strawberry jam for the center, but feel free to use whatever flavor suits you.

Heather Likes Food shares her must-have tip for perfect microwave coffee cake. There’s a secret ingredient to this cake that gives it moisture despite being cooked in a microwave: applesauce.

Can’t wait until after Thanksgiving dinner for a slice of pumpkin pie? The texture of this pumpkin pie in a mug is a perfect mixture of a cake and a pie. Gingersnap cookies and pumpkin puree make this quick dessert very fall friendly — but let’s be honest, we wouldn’t mind eating pumpkin pie in the middle of March.

S’mores lovers, rejoice! Behold, a s’mores treat that doesn’t even require a bonfire. Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt provides a s’mores cake, filled with graham cracker bits and chocolate pieces. If you’re looking for more of that bonfire feel, place a couple mini marshmallows on top and brown them with a torch.


Hello Delish Dish readers! I’m Heather Baird, sugar-obsessed writer of the Sprinkle Bakes blog. This month I’ll be putting a new spin on some tried-and-true BHG chocolate recipes. I’m just so excited to share these Chocolate Bourbon Petits Fours with you! They are deeply chocolaty and have a boozy kick. To get started, you’ll need to grab the recipe for Chocolate-Rum Petits Fours.

Bourbon Chocolate Petits Fours

First, you’ll need to whip up the cakes. There’s only one small tweak in the batter recipe: swap the rum for bourbon whisky (mmm!). I baked these cakes in a bite-size bundt pan, but a mini cupcake pan also works well. After the cakes are baked and cooled, they get covered in rich chocolate ganache. I highly recommend using the best quality bar chocolate you can find – it makes all the difference!

Chocolate Bourbon Petits Fours

If you’ve ever made chocolate ganache, then you already know how easy it is. It’s simply chocolate and cream heated and stirred together. In this version, you’ll make the ganache as directed and then add a tablespoon of bourbon to the mix. The easiest way to cover these cakes is to place them on a cooling rack, and then place the cooling rack in a large baking sheet. Spoon the ganache over the cakes so that they are completely enrobed in chocolate. The excess chocolate will end up on the baking sheet, which can be poured into a bowl and used to cover more cakes.

Chocolate Bourbon Petits Fours

I gave each of these cakes a small pinch of alder smoked salt on top. The smoky flavor of the salt really punctuates the bourbon flavor in the cakes (and makes them irresistible!). You can find smoked salts at kitchen specialty stores and online.

Again, you can find the printable recipe here. Enjoy!


Introducing six undeniable chocolate cakes we can’t help but swipe right to.

Hello, date with cake! As if the caramel popcorn topper isn’t enticing enough, this gorgeous Chocolate Cake with Caramel Buttercream is baked with coffee and sea salt and smeared in caramel swiss meringue frosting. Bless you, Call Me Cupcake!

Double the chocolate, double the deliciousness. It’s no secret Smitten Kitchen has your chocolate cravings covered in the always good choice: The ‘I Want Chocolate Cake’ Cake.

Citrus-kissed anything is always a good idea, but with chocolate? Even better! Bakers Royale brightens up the classic in a lip-puckering way with this dreamy Chocolate Orange Cake.

Chocolate, PB, and sprinkles. Yep, the gang’s all here! Secret: Follow My Name Is Yeh and use gloves or wax paper to help dress up this Chocolate Peanut Butter Sprinkle Cake.

Red velvet? Not this time, thanks to Hip Foodie Mom. Pour in the red wine then top with candied cranberries for Chocolate Merlot Cake worth cheers-ing to.

OMG Chocolate Desserts does it again in this undeniably addicting mashup — Oreo Cheesecake Chocolate Cake — featuring not only two, but three of our favorite things. Um, fork please!


Please tell me I am not the last person on earth to make a slow cooker cake? It’s true, this is my FIRST slow cooker dessert. I was amazed at just how easy it was! Whip up a quick cake batter, pour it in the slow cooker and walk away for two hours.

This Slow Cooker Mint Chocolate Pudding Cake is so simple. Mix up the cake and let is bake!

I was skeptical when I first saw the original recipe, because this has a traditional batter for a cake, and then you pour a lot of liquid on top. Could this really all bake together and actually work?? The answer is yes! This glorious Slow Cooker Mint Chocolate Pudding Cake is magic.

It is a rich chocolate cake with mint chocolate chips and a pudding-like sauce that bakes under the cake. This means you get a spoonful of pudding in every bite of cake.

This no-fuss Slow Cooker Mint Chocolate Dessert is perfect for holidays.

The cake is a sponge-like denser texture, but it doesn’t rise the same way as an oven baked cake. It is an easy batter, I didn’t even use a mixer. The one helpful trick I can give you is to use a slow cooker liner in the crock pot. It makes clean up a breeze! Instead of scrubbing my crock pot clean, I could just lifted out the bag and wipe down any residue.

The original recipe was for a chocolate peanut butter version, but since the holidays are quickly approaching, I figured mint chocolate was appropriate. Plus, I pretty much gobble up mint chocolate desserts like it’s going out of style. I guess it is a good thing my boyfriend doesn’t like mint; it means more for me!

This Slow Cooker Mint Chocolate Pudding Cake is quite possibly the easiest cake ever!

The longer this cake cooled, the thicker the pudding got. I am sure it is best served warm, but I actually served it cold and it did not disappoint. I topped it with a scoop of ice cream and also some whipped cream.

The only alteration I made to the original recipe is that I used ½ cup of crushed mint chocolate pieces instead of peanut butter.


We are one day away from my husband’s birthday. Each year I make him a chocolate cake. It’s seriously his favorite thing in the world. These cakes have ranged from the standard chocolate cake to chocolate sheet cakes.

Chocolate Pound Cake

This year, I thought it would be great to vary up the cake options. For the last year, I have tested so many chocolate cakes for my cookbook (coming out in just one month! Eeeekk) that the very thought of baking another one made me absolutely exhausted. I needed a trusty cake that would not require much of anything from me that the husband would adore. I think I found the cake I was looking for.

Chocolate Pound Cake

I found the Chocolate Pound Cake recipe on BHG.com during my standard search for chocolate cake and thought it looked quite lovely. Pound cakes are also my favorite so that was an equally alluring fact about this option. Lastly, I wanted a recipe that wouldn’t take too much time and effort so no frosting for me. I nice dollop of whipped cream sounded lovely.

Chocolate Pound Cake

So did I make any changes to this recipe? Nope I actually made it as is (except I eliminated the almond extract due to a nut allergy) and was very pleased with the deep chocolate flavor and moist and tender texture of the cake. For presentation purposes I added a simple fresh whipped cream and a few raspberries for color. I thought the garnish was classic and elegant.

Chocolate Pound Cake

This was indeed the perfect mature birthday treat for the birthday boy.


Molten Chocolate Cakes | BHG Delish Dish

It’s an exciting week! The Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book was launched this week and I received a copy. You know what cookbook I’m talking about…

The Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book

The familiar red plaid cover, it has tons of amazing recipes…ummm, over 1200 recipes, tons of color photos (over 1000) and I found it hard to pick just one recipe to recreate and share with you. And then I saw this recipe for

Molten Chocolate Cakes

and stopped dead in my tracks.
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