Hot Lava Mug Cake Soda

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Hot Lava Mug Cake

Three magical words define this recipe: Gooey. Chocolate. Center. Help your kids make their own lava cake with this fun concoction. From ARM & HAMMER™ Summer Camp Counselor Lunch Box Dad Beau Coffron

Ingredients & Supplies

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Bake Time: 1 Minute each
Yields: 4 mug cakes

  • 1/2 teaspoon ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup fat free milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon red food coloring
  • 4 teaspoons water
  • 2 lightly broken up chocolate bars
  • Measuring cup
  • 1 can non-stick spray
  • 4 mugs


  1. Combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda, buttermilk, fat free milk, vegetable oil, vinegar, and red food coloring in a large bowl.
  2. Mix with a whisk until batter is smooth.
  3. Spray each mug with non-stick spray and pour batter evenly into each.
  4. Depending on what kind of day it’s been, add as much broken chocolate bar to the center of the batter as you like. We recommend around 6-8 pieces. Pour 1 teaspoon of water over the batter in each mug to help create the lava center.
  5. Cook one mug at a time in the microwave for 1 minute each. Set aside to cool.
  6. Top each mug cake with vanilla ice cream and serve. (An optional step, but one totally worth indulging in!)
Note: Adult Supervision Recommended


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