5 minute chocolate cake?

June 2nd, 2009

At first I was skeptical… would cake microwaved in a mug actually taste good?  I was pleasantly surprised… Sure, it is not the best cake in the whole world but it does hit the spot after a long day at work.  Plus I didn’t dirty a ton of dishes like I did that last time I made a cake.  The next time I try it, I plan on adding more cocoa powder and chocolate chips.  It also needs maybe a 1/4 teaspoon of salt.  Icing would be nice— A simple buttercream… yum…

4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional— I think its a must!)
A small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug (Microwave Safe)

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.
Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.
Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts. (My microwave is so old— it took about 5 minutes to cook).
The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don’t be alarmed!
Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.
EAT ! (this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous).

5 Responses to “5 minute chocolate cake?”

  1. Manggy on June 2, 2009 9:58 pm

    Haha! You don’t need to dirty a whole ton of dishes for cake.. Maybe just half ;) Some chocolate syrup would make a quick (and dish-free) glaze!

  2. Sophie on June 3, 2009 12:54 am

    MMMMMM…I have seen a recipe like this @ Not quite Nigella! I love both versions! Looks yummie, though!

  3. gattina on June 4, 2009 8:20 am

    hope you enjoy your summer job… and I sure will enjoy this quick-fix cake, really wonderful!

  4. gearu on June 10, 2009 2:25 pm

    I tried this as well! this was heaps of fun and actually tasted pretty good. I posted some details on my blog about this as well: http://simplerthanyouthink.blogspot.com/2009/06/5-min-chocolate-mud-cake-in-cup.html

  5. Mom on June 12, 2009 1:46 pm

    The wattage of the microwave is important. Mine is very powerful at 1200 watts and I wound up with a cake that was like a rubber ball!

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