5 Minute Microwave Chocolate Cake

My lovely niece Sarah, a graduate student, fills in as guest blogger today with the perfect quick “chocolate fix”…

5 Minute Chocolate CakeSome days you need a good dose of chocolate but can’t find enough time to drag out the mixer and turn on the oven only to wait half an hour for a cake which then has to cool for another half an hour.

Such a long time to wait for desert! Well, my roommates and I were intrigued by the recipe my aunt sent last week: “A cake in 5 minutes?!” we exclaimed. This could be a very good thing! We experimented with the recipe during our weekly “Roomie Hangout Night” and were quite impressed by the results.

Minute Chocolate Mug Cake
1 Coffee Mug
4 tablespoons flour (that’s plain flour, not self-rising)
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons baking cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
Small splash of vanilla

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, 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! Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired. EAT! (This can serve 2 if you want to share!)

And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world? Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night.

ENJOY ! ! ! ! ! ! We sure did! Even if our cakes turned out to be a little less than conventional in their appearances. :]


2 thoughts on “5 Minute Microwave Chocolate Cake

  1. This was really fun. It inspired us to try apple crisp in a mug and we also did a version of the cake without the cocoa and we added coconut and some carmels instead. That turned out yummy. I think you should add some mint extract or some andes mints to the chocolate version. Oh, we should add some peanut butter or peanut butter cups. Oh the possibilities!


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