This black forest mug cake is a simple, little black forest cake that has all the delicious cherries and chocolate of the classic recipe. Also, it is dairy-free, paleo-friendly, and gluten-free.
As a food lover, I enjoy indulging in desserts, especially ones that don't require a lot of time and effort. That's why I am excited to share this recipe for a single-serving black forest mug cake. While traditional black forest cake is delicious, it's not always practical to make for just one or two people. That's where this recipe comes in - it's a gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo-friendly version that can be whipped up in just 15 minutes.
To get started, I pit and slice about 8-10 cherries and let them soak in a couple of tablespoons of kirsch or kirschwasser (cherry brandy). Then I make my go-to chocolate mug cake recipe, which is quick and easy. While the cake cools, I whip up a batch of coconut whipped cream using a chilled can of coconut milk that I remembered to put in the fridge the night before. Now it's time to assemble the cake. I remove the mug cake by flipping it onto a plate and slice it in half to create two layers.
I drizzle some of the kirsch from the soaked cherries onto the bottom layer, add a dollop of whipped cream, and several cherry halves. Then, I add the top layer and repeat the process, finishing it off with some whole cherries and chocolate shavings. The result is a stunning and delicious black forest cake in a mug. If you have leftover cake, you can store it in the fridge for up to two days. To reheat, simply place it in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds or until it's warmed to your liking.
If you want to make this dessert ahead of time, you can freeze the cake layers and cherries separately, then assemble them just before serving. This black forest mug cake is a perfect dessert for Valentine's Day, but you can enjoy it anytime you're in the mood for something sweet. It's a great way to indulge in a classic dessert without all the fuss of making a full-size cake.
How to Refrigerate Black Forest Mug Cake:
Let the cup cake to cool to room temperature if you have any leftovers or want to prepare it ahead of time. Put plastic wrap over the cup or move the cake to an airtight container. It can last up to three days in the refrigerator.
How to Freeze Black Forest Mug Cake:
The cup cake can be frozen before or after construction. Let the cake cool to room temperature before wrapping it securely in plastic wrap and putting it in a freezer-safe bag or container to freeze before assembling. After assembling, securely wrap the cake in plastic wrap and then aluminum foil before freezing to avoid freezer burn. It may be stored in the freezer for up to two months.
Let it defrost overnight in the refrigerator before reheating it in the microwave or oven when you're ready to eat it.
How to Reheat Black Forest Mug Cake (If Required):
Remove the mug cake from the fridge or freezer and let it come to room temperature before reheating. If it's frozen, defrost it overnight in the fridge. Once it has cooled to room temperature, you can either reheat it in the oven at 350°F for 5-7 minutes or in the microwave for about 30 seconds. It is better to remove the cherries and whipped cream from the cake before reheating and to add them back on afterward if you added them when you built the cake.
Is it possible to prepare the Black Forest Mug Cake in advance?
You may prepare it in advance and keep it in the freezer or refrigerator.
After creation, can I freeze the Black Forest Mug Cake?
After completion, you can freeze it. To avoid freezer burn, just be sure you cover it snugly with aluminum foil and plastic wrap.
A tasty and simple dessert that can be eaten anytime is a black forest cupcake. You can make sure that your cupcake stays nice and fresh for a longer period of time, according to the directions I shared for you.