These Easy Chocolate Strawberry Mug Cakes are the perfect Valentine's or date night dessert! Two soft, moist and chocolatey mug cakes made using chocolate cream cookies, topped off with fresh strawberries and drenched in melted chocolate. The result is a heavenly dessert that takes only 10 minutes to make!
The inspiration for this recipe came from the viral chocolate-covered strawberries from London's Borough Market. They have been making their rounds on social media, but it felt like too simple of a recipe to share - like, you just melt chocolate and pour over strawberries!? But I wanted to a creative dessert inspired by them, and my easy mug cakes are so popular that it made sense to put the two together.
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WHY YOU SHOULD TRY THIS RECIPE
If the photos haven't already convinced you, here's some more convincing because you really should try this easy chocolate strawberry mug cake recipe:
- It is QUICK. The cakes come together in about 10 minutes including the cooking time. And we all have 10 minutes
- It is EASY. No special equipment needed, everything is made in a bowl and using the microwave
- It is the perfect serving size. This recipe makes just 2 mug cakes, which makes it the perfect date night dessert recipe
- It is DELICIOUS. Did I mention how delicious these cakes are!? Imagine the most moist, soft chocolate cake, fresh strawberries, and melted chocolate. Just an explosion of flavors and textures in your mouth
- They look so cute
Check out this quick video tutorial for making these Chocolate Strawberry Mug Cakes:
PROCESS WITH PHOTOS
The full recipe is written in the recipe card below, but let's quickly go over the process steps with photos for the visual people:
First, crush the chocolate cream cookies (e.g., Back To Nature, Oreos) in milk:
Then, add sugar and oil and whisk to combine:
Next, add all the dry ingredients and whisk to combine:
Divide the batter between 2 microwave safe mugs and microwave:
Top with chopped strawberries and melted chocolate, then enjoy!
TIPS FOR THE BEST RESULTS
Here are a few handy tips to get this recipe just right:
- Make sure to use a microwave safe mug which has at least 10-12 oz of capacity
- Sift in the dry ingredients. This will remove any lumps and make them easier to mix
- Microwave the cakes one at a time. For some reason, microwaves don't work well if you put two objects in them. It's best and quickest to do the cakes one by one
- Cook for the right amount of time. Cooking time for microwave cakes can vary depending on the strength of your microwave and the exact mug you use. Usually, it takes between 60-90s. You know the cake is done when it looks firm & cooked on top but is still soft to touch
- Avoid chocolate chips! Chocolate chips have stabilizers which means they don't get runny when melted. If you want the satisfying chocolate pour, go for a chocolate bar instead
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
This recipe is specifically developed and tested for a microwave, and may not work well in an oven or air fryer. Therefore, I do not recommend it.
Sure! You can use a different fruit too - raspberries and blueberries also work great with chocolate.
This can happen if you use chocolate chips, as they have stabilizers in them, or if you overheat the chocolate. Use a chopped chocolate bar, and microwave in just 10s increments, stirring slowly between each. Alternatively, you can melt the chocolate over a double boiler, which is more fool-proof. If the chocolate still feels too thick, you can add a little vegetable oil or coconut oil and stir it in.
Yes, you can use half of the provided quantities and make only 1 mug cake from this recipe.
I have many yummy mug cake recipes! Check them out: