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Chocolate Raspberry Mug Cake


2 large mugs filled with chocolate cake. One mug reads "Mr. Right"; the other mug reads "Mrs. Always Right."

Chocolate Raspberry Mug Cake

This mug cake is absolutely delicious and takes only 90 seconds to cook in the microwave!
Course Dessert


  • 1 cup all purpose-flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries


  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt.
  • In a medium bowl, melt butter in the microwave (about 30 seconds). Stir in canola oil and milk.
  • Whisk the butter mixture into the dry ingredients.
  • Fold in white chocolate chips, then the raspberries.
  • Spoon the batter into 2 large microwave-safe mugs (as shown in the photo) or 4 small microwave-safe mugs. Fill the mugs to about 3/4 full.
  • Microwave on high power for about 90 seconds (add another 20-30 seconds if using large mugs). Do not over cook. Let cool for a few minutes and dust with icing sugar. Enjoy. (Cake will settle slightly after it has cooled.)
    Makes 2 very large servings, or 4 small servings.
    Recipe source: Baking with Bruno, by Bruno Feldeisen.
Keyword chocolate, chocolate mug cake, mug cake, raspberry, Valentine's Day

What’s the best type of chocolate to give on Valentine’s Day?

In short, the answer is: Whatever type of chocolate he/she enjoys! After all, Valentine’s Day comes but once a year!

But if your decision is at all swayed by health, then take a look at the options below.

Cocoa nibs: These are cocoa beans that have been roasted and then broken into small pieces. Cocoa naturally contains a special type of antioxidant that appears to be heart healthy because it lowers blood pressure and keeps our blood vessels healthy. Expect a crunchy, chocolately flavour that’s slightly bitter. Think chocolate without any added sugar. Add them to salads, yogurt, trail mix or baked recipes.

Dark chocolate: After cocoa nibs, dark chocolate has the next highest flavonoid content. Research shows that 50 to 100 grams of dark chocolate may have heart health benefits. Look for dark chocolate with at least 60% cocoa solids – the higher the percentage, the higher the antioxidant content.

Milk chocolate: Milk chocolate contains added milk and sugar. There’s still about 25% cocoa solids but it pales in comparison to dark chocolate. In fact, dark chocolate contains 7 times more antioxidants than milk chocolate.

White chocolate: Sorry, but white chocolate isn’t made from cocoa beans at all. Rather, it’s simply cocoa butter so there’s no flavonoids.

Whichever chocolate you prefer, keep in mind that the calories and fat do add up quickly. Even 50 grams of dark chocolate can ring in almost 300 calories and 20-30 grams of fat, so enjoy it in moderation!

Watch my chocolate interview with Steven and Chris.

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