A gooey chocolate chip cookie mug cake is, IMHO, the best kind of cake, Why? Because mug cakes are some of my favorite cakes, as it just doesn’t get easier than baking a cake in the microwave – and I am all about easy. Particularly when said cake is a little on the gooey side, studded with melted chocolate chips and beyond excellent with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. A cake made in the microwave is always a homemade cake, obviously, and that’s kind of special, too, if you ask me.
Moreover, because in this chocolate chip cookie mug cake-making instance, what you are really doing is making a chocolate chip cookie for one, for those of us chocolate chip cookie lovers in the house, this easy gooey mug cake could not be more crave-worthy. And if you are one of those lovers and are wondering how to make a chocolate chip cookie mug cake, I’ve got you.
First, microwave chocolate chip mug cakes all sort of begin in the same way: in a microwave-safe mug – you add some fat (in this case vegetable oil – but you could also use melted butter) and some sugar together (in this instance, brown, since it is such a necessary and important chocolate chip cookie ingredient) and stir to combine. Then you add baking soda and salt, some vanilla and an egg yolk and some flour and some chips and you are done and dusted.
“Baking” your mug cake in the microwave is what happens next and it is the only tricky part, as all microwaves are different, as are all vessels for microwaving homemade mug cakes. But in my microwave on high, this easy chocolate chip cookie mug cake takes about one minute. You want the cake to be puffy and still slightly wet-looking in the center . . .
Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookie Mug Cake
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg yolk
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips
- In a microwave safe mug, use a fork to stir together the oil and sugar until well combined.
- Add the baking soda and salt and stir again.
- Add the vanilla and yolk and stir again.
- Add the flour and chips and stir a final time.
- Place the mug in the microwave and microwave on high for one minute.
- The cake is done when it is puffy and still slightly wet in the center.
- Let cool a few minutes (the puffiness may recede – don't worry) and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream