Get ready for a plethora of chocolate cake with this dark chocolate espresso cake. It’s essentially dessert in a mug made with quick oats, dark cocoa powder, cold brew coffee. You won’t regret it.
This espresso cake is cute.
Photos, that is. Which, I find my plethora comment ironic given that this recipe is suitable for 2 (or let’s be real… one). I just went a little crazy here, because this lil mug of dessert is just so adorable that I couldn’t stop snapping pics of it to share with you.
I mean, seriously. How cute is this mug cake?!
What’s in this dark chocolate espresso cake?
So it’s a mixture of quick oats, dark cocoa powder, cold brew coffee (Cadence style), dark chocolate chips and a few other standard cake ingredients. Once it’s mixed together, the batter goes into a cute coffee mug and a quick 90 second trip in the microwave. And voila! You have a Cup of Dark Chocolate Espresso Cake.
You guys think I’m crazy, right? A few ingredients and less than 2 minutes in the microwave CAN make a deliciously moist cake. I didn’t believe it either, until I stuck my fork in, took a (big) bite, and was sent to heaven for a couple of chews. It’s SO good, you’ll just have to try it for yourself if you don’t believe me.
I really can’t think of a better way to spend 2 minutes.
Dessert… or breakfast?
And let’s just go ahead and say this is suitable for breakfast since it 1) gives a sweet little caffeine boost and 2) contains oats.
Sounds like breakfast to me.Print
Cup of Dark Chocolate Espresso Cake
This dark chocolate espresso cake is dessert in a mug made with quick oats, dark cocoa powder, cold brew coffee and dark chocolate chips and is so good!
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 2 mins
- Total Time: 7 mins
- Yield: 2 Servings 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Microwave
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegetarian
- ¼ cup quick oats
- ¼ cup dark cocoa powder
- 2–3 tablespoons sweetener (of choice)
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- Pinch coarse salt
- ¼ cup cold brew coffee
- 3 tablespoons oil
- 1 large egg
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons dark chocolate chips
- In a small bowl, whisk together quick oats, cocoa powder, sweetener, baking powder and salt.
- In a separate small bowl, whisk together coffee, oil, egg and vanilla extract. Pour wet ingredients into the bowl with dry and whisk, just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Coat a large microwaveable coffee mug with cooking spray. Pour batter into mug. Microwave on high for 90 seconds.
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 349
- Sugar: 15 g
- Sodium: 164 mg
- Fat: 25 g
- Saturated Fat: 3 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 21 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 30 g
- Fiber: 5 g
- Protein: 7 g
- Cholesterol: 93 mg
Keywords: easy, no milk, for two, healthy, without milk, tasty, gluten free
This post was sponsored by Cadence Cold Brew Coffee. All views are my own.