March 03, 2012

5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

There are several variations of the 5 minute Chocolate Mug Cake on the internet. Marilyn, a quilt guild member posted this recipe today. I couldn't wait to try it!


4 tabls. flour
4 tabls. sugar
2 tabls. cocoa
1 egg
3 tabls. milk
3 tabls. cooking oil
3 tabls. chocolate chips (optional)
A splash of Vanilla Extract. (1/8 tsp.)
1 large coffee mug (micro safe)

Add dry ingredients to the mug, and mix well. Add egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in milk and oil and mix well.
Add the chocolate chips (optional) and Vanilla Extract and mix again.
Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts.
The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed!
This is what it looked like just before I removed the mug cake from the microwave. Before this, it had risen at least an inch or more above the rim of the mug, but it does not overflow. Allow to cool and tip out onto a plate.
This is a dangerous cake recipe! Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of day or night!

Taste Test Results: This is a dense chocolate concoction. More like a brownie texture. Personally I think it needs Frosting! So, keep a can of frosting on hand, or mix up your own frosting with some butter, powdered sugar, milk and a dash of vanilla while the cake is cooking in the microwave! Vanilla Ice Cream could substitute for frosting in a pinch! Mmmm---good!

1 comment:

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