5 minute chocolate mug cake

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by cackle, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. cackle

    cackle Songster

    Jul 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    I have not tried this yet as I don't have any cocoa.I am going to try it after I buy some next time I go to the grocery store.


    4 tablespoons cake 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)
    a small splash of vanilla essence
    1 coffee mug

    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 essence, 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 feel slightly more virtuous).
    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

    edited for typo in subject line
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2008
  2. ams3651

    ams3651 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    just want to say, cake flour isnt plain flour. What you buy for everyday use is all purpose flour. Cake flour is more dense and something different. To make two cups of cake-and-pastry flour (cake flour), combine 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour with 1/4 cup cornstarch

    does sound yummy [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2008
  3. BettyR

    BettyR Songster

    Mar 1, 2008
    Texas Gulf Coast
    Quote:Oh my!!!! That sound good.
  4. I made it about an hour ago. It was good. I would suggest instead of 2 tablespoons of cocoa, use 3-4. It wasnt choclatey at all. Needs more cocoa.
  5. Cruiser

    Cruiser Songster

    Jul 6, 2008
    W. Terre Haute IN.
    Quote:You must have been in the kitchen at the same time as me & my daughter. Ours tasted good but it seemed kind of spongy & I didn't like the chocolate chips. But we had fun spending time together in the kitchen. Even if it was just 5 min. Thanks for the recipe.
  6. I didnt have any chocolate chips. But next time I will be doubling the cocoa.
  7. cackle

    cackle Songster

    Jul 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    You are right about the cake flour being different than plain flour. I did a cut and paste from a friend who sent it and I am sure she only has self rising in her kitchen. Home cooked to her is a frozen one of those meal that you buy in the freezer section and throw in the crock pot.

    Anyway glad to hear that it turned out okay and imade note that it is better without the chips. I will hit my local Aldi one day this week and get some cocoa I do want to try it.

    Any suggestion on a way to make it less spongy?
  8. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    What is "vanilla essence"? Is that supposed to be vanilla flavoring?
  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:I would think it's the same as vanilla extract.
  10. ams3651

    ams3651 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    its the cake in the microwave that makes it spongy, ive done it before

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