A Mug of Hot Chocolate Cake

A Mug of Hot Chocolate Cake

I found this recipe in an old copy of Real Simple magazine. I looked it up online to share the recipe directly from them and then will post it here as well.

Hot Chocolate Cake Recipe

What you’ll need
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, plus extra for coating
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
1/2 cup sugar, plus extra for dusting
10 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
4 large eggs
1 large egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup mini marshmallows
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

What to do

Preheat oven to 375° F. Generously butter, flour, and sugar eight 6-ounce coffee cups or mugs made of ovenproof stoneware (see tip below). Wipe the rims clean.

Place the 8 tablespoons of butter and the chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water and melt, stirring once or twice until smooth. Remove from heat and let cool 5 minutes.

Using a handheld mixer, beat the eggs, yolk, vanilla, salt, and 1/2 cup sugar at the highest speed until the volume doubles and the mixture becomes foamy, about 5 minutes. Stir the 3 tablespoons of flour into the chocolate, then gradually add it to the egg mixture, beating on low until it’s fully incorporated. Ladle the batter into each cup until it’s about 1/2 inch from the rim.

Bake until the cakes puff and begin to crack but the centers are still a bit runny, 13 to 17 minutes. Remove from oven. Sprinkle with marshmallows, then return to oven for 2 to 4 minutes, until the marshmallow tops begin to crisp. Remove from oven; let cool about 5 minutes. Sift the cocoa on top.

Tip: You can bake these individual cakes in coffee mugs or teacups, or use eight 6-ounce ramekins. (To determine if your mugs are ovenproof, refer to the packaging or check with the manufacturer.) Alternatively, a single cake can be made in a 10-inch springform pan or pie plate with enough regular-size marshmallows to cover. To do this, increase the initial baking time to 22 to 25 minutes or, if you prefer a more gooey center, to 17 to 20 minutes.

Here is how mine turned out. Not as pretty as their photo but still looks and tasted sooooo gooey yummy delicious. It was really fun to do with my daughter, who loves anything involving chocolate and marshmallows.


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  1. Um…YUM!

  2. They look and sound delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  3. looks fantastic and I’m going to have to try this one with my little one – chocolate and mashmellows – how can you go wrong!

  4. Bwhahaha Ashley, yes it’s all part of my evil plan :)

    Seriously, it’s yummy and if you eat it standing up, you’ll burn more calories :)

  5. Oh, my. Looks delish!!

  6. Okay, Chocolate Lovers out there; listen up! Do I have a recipe for you! This great old recipe is from the folks at Hershey’s Chocolate. Chocolate and cherries just seem to go together and this recipe is more proof of that. When you serve these tasty squares to your friends, be sure to have a copy of the recipe handy. They are sure to ask for it. Or you can be secretive, if you want, and tell them it’s one of your vintage recipes that you just don’t share. But be warned, they will be expecting you to make them anytime you get together.

  7. I like the post, Keep it up

  8. this chocolate is amazing.
    it is not much filling too!!!
    everyone should try it especially who likes chocolate!!

  9. Dark chocolate is my favorite kind of chocolate. Chocolates have some natural antioxidants too.~:,

  10. I love to eat Marshmallows every day he he he.`:`

  11. Cake recipes are the specialty of my best friend, my favorite ones are those exotic fruit cakes~,,

  12. i love to roast marshmallows on open fire, they taste great,:,

  13. I like the way you present the post. Very clear and useful for a newbie like me. Absolutely great post with valuable tips. I enjoyed reading your blogs. Thanks for sharing such points. I am impressed!! ;)

  14. i love to eat cakes and bake them too that is why i am always on the lookout for cake recipes,:-

  15. my favorite is always Dark Chocolate, i do not like Milk Chocolate coz it is too sweet for my taste,.,

  16. Hi, I tried your cake recipe few hours ago but somehow couldn’t achieve the same result as you, my cake clearly wasn’t looking that good (atleast it tasted good). What sort of chocolate are you using? Maybe it’s because of the flour I used, I have a gluten intolerance so I used quinoa flour instead of normal wheat flour.

  17. i love to munch cakes and i bake receipes based on different cake recipes that i can find on the net:;,

  18. i love to toast marshmallows in the fire, they taste twice as better when they are burnt “”

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