Mexican Chocolate/Salted Caramel Cake in a Mug

Mexican Chocolate/Salted Caramel Cake in a Mug

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"I had this at friend's house and had to have the recipe! He didn't know where he got it but he knows the date - it was on the receipt he wrote the recipe on. Great when you want just one serving of dessert."
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12 m servings 633 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 633 kcal
  • 32%
  • Fat:
  • 29.5 g
  • 45%
  • Carbs:
  • 88.1g
  • 28%
  • Protein:
  • 13.4 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 191 mg
  • 64%
  • Sodium:
  • 665 mg
  • 27%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Mix flour, sugar, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, baking powder, 1 pinch salt, cayenne pepper, and cinnamon in a bowl. Whisk milk, canola oil, egg, and vanilla extract together in a separate bowl; stir into flour mixture. Lightly press caramels into kosher salt.
  2. Pour batter into a microwave-safe mug; top with salted caramels.
  3. Cook in microwave until desired consistency is reached, 75 to 100 seconds.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • I mix up single servings and store in an airtight container for a quick snack. You can add wheat germ or flax seed to make it healthier (and you feel better about it). Also, try it with carob powder if you want.



RE: My recipe - Thanks for the review and I agree that the Kraft caramel was a bit *sticky*. I used an off brand in my trials that were not so sticky. So I think next time I'm going to try ca...

Why do my chocolate chips sink to bottom I even mix them with dry ingredients... anyways . I make this a lot at least 2x month...Best microwave cake I have tried.. Lot of microwave cakes are nas...

I would give this 3.5 if there was a half-star rating, so I'll give it 4 because it IS better than 3. I liked the flavors of this, but it was rather dense and the caramels stuck to the fork and...

I couldn't really taste any of the cinnamon or the cayenne so will probably bump it up next time? I also added 1/2 teaspoon of espresso powder to deepen the chocolate flavor and it was beautiful...

Made this exactly as written. Best cake in a mug I have had! The cayenne is very subtle, but adds a hint of spice. Delicious!

Delicious! Have made it 3 times yet and I tried using Nestle Chocolate Chips with Caramel in them and it was even better than plain chocolate chips. 95 seconds was perfect timing for our microw...

Amazing! Very rich -- perfect size. I baked mine in a ramekin in a toaster oven as I don't have a microwave. Will make this again! Perfect!!!