Sunday, February 28, 2010

Chocolate Cake in a Hurry!

Whilst doing a bit of surfing around the internet the other night I came across a recipe that just sounded way too easy to believe but not wishing to be a Doubting Thomasina, I decided to gather up the ingredients and give it a go.  After all, what did I have to lose but five minutes and a few ingredients? 

5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
  • A small splash of vanilla extract
  1. Add dry ingredients to one large microwave-safe coffee mug and mix well.
  2. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
  3. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.
  4. Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract and mix again.
  5. Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts.
  6. The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed, it's not going anywhere
  7. Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired. Then EAT! (This can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous).
I apologize for the quality of the pictures, I took them with my iPhone under less than ideal lighting conditions as I was just too lazy to go dig out the Nikon - mea culpa! 

I left the tasting of the cake to the resident teenager and snack expert who proclaimed it to be quite delicious though it definitely had the consistency of a microwave cake.  I think next time I make this I'll try to make sure I have some vanilla ice cream or whipped cream in the house as I think that would do it up real nice - not to mention make it even more of a danger than chocolate cake in 5 minutes already is!

Oh - and lest I forget - happy last day of February!  Kiss the month goodbye and point me towards tomorrow!


  1. So far I've resisted the temptation thus far to get those microwave chocolate pudding thingys, and now this?

    My mother made brownies yesterday. And banana bread. Plus she bought 5 kinds of mini-chocolates and 3 kinds of cookies because we have guests. How am I ever suppose to lose weight around here. And yet my parents stay thin.

    Big hugs xo

  2. Someone gave me that receipe and I posted it on our RV park bulletin board, but haven't tried it myself, since I am trying to resist temptation. Now Barb's above mentioned banana way could I leave that one alone. No way. And now I want some!

    Big hugs...

  3. wonderful! i'll bet you could totally leave out the cocoa and add lemon or cocoanut or almond extract, any number of deliciousness... uh oh.

    smiles, bee

  4. Mmmm...looks delicious! Gonna have to try that sometime! Thanks for sharing the recipe, Linda! Have a great day! :-)

  5. My cousin posted that recipe on facebook awhile ago, and I meant to copy it down. Never did though, so thanks for finding it and posting it again!

  6. Yummy! They look so tasty!

  7. Ah, a lyric from "A Chorus Line." I love that song.

    The cake looks tasty. I'd make it tomorrow but don't have any cocoa.

  8. Just before Christmas I had found that exact same recipe on someone's blog and tried it. VERY dangerous to be able to make a chocolate snack in 5 minutes!!!! lol It is yummy and I had it with vanilla ice cream so it was doubly delicious:-) xoxo


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