When you're home alone and craving a home-baked dessert, the mug cake is your friend. Dense, moist, and warm, like a steamed pudding, the single-serving dessert cooks in just a couple of minutes in the microwave. This one is loaded with citrus and a touch of dark chocolate. For best results, use a small orange; otherwise, the cake gets soggy.
3 ounces fresh orange (1/2 small), end trimmed
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons almond flour (meal)
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons melted butter
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
Large pinch of kosher salt
1 large egg
1 1/2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips
How to Make It
Put orange in a 1-pt. glass measuring cup and add water to make 1 cup. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and microwave until orange is soft, 4 minutes. Drain.
Whirl orange in a food processor until finely chopped. Let cool. Add all-purpose flour, almond flour, granulated sugar, butter, baking powder, salt, and egg; pulse until blended. Pour batter into a 1 1/4- to 1 1/2-cup microwave-safe mug. Stir in chocolate chips.
Microwave until a toothpick inserted in center comes out barely clean, about 2 minutes (cake rises above mug, then sinks down as it cools). Let cool 20 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.