I love lava cakes, but sometimes I just want a super-quick chocolate fix. This espresso chocolate cake in a mug recipe is a weeknight-worthy substitute that I make right in the microwave. I make cake in a mug at least once a month, especially if my husband and kids aren’t around for dinner and I’m craving something warm and sweet after dinner. This cake in a mug is over-the-top gooey and cleanup is as quick as throwing the mug in the dishwasher.
Christina Stanley-Salerno is a recipe developer, food stylist, photographer and blogger at TakeBackYourTable.com. She has an intense passion for the family meal and as a work-at-home mother of two growing boys, knows first-hand the challenges of trying to get a meal on the table. Before going freelance, she was on-staff at Every Day with Rachael Ray where she had the pleasure of working alongside some of the best in the food business. She is now a full-time work at home mom, writing recipes for everyone from Momtastic to Parents.com. Creating simple, quick and healthy meals is her specialty and her trick to keeping the family meal a reality, even on busy weeknights.