29 April 2009

Recipe: 5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

Here's a fun recipe to try, especially with kids. This was Daughter's first time making Chocolate Mug Cake and it actually turned out pretty well. Here's the recipe she used:

5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake (serves at least 2)
4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa (she used unsweetened cocoa, which I liked but she thought was a bit too bitter)
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
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 mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes. 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. (Be careful when removing the mug from the microwave.)

Here's the batter mixed up and ready to go in the microwave.
Here's what happened after a short time in the microwave. The cake became a volcano! (Kids would definitely enjoy this part of the process.)

Here's the deflated cake cooling for a bit.

And here it is tipped out on a plate. Not the most attractive dessert but trust me, it was pretty tasty. It would be quite good served with ice cream!

Note: We decided that this cake needs to be eaten right away or shared by 2-3 people because as it sat out, it became a little rubbery around the edges.


Heather said...

I can't tell you how many times I've gotten this recipe in e-mails. I need to try it soon. I bet it is tasty!

Sarah C. said...

Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)

Debbie said...

My Mom has made this and it is surprisingly good!

denali said...

I've never even *heard* of this, but WOW I think I've got to try it - it sounds like the perfect antidote to a chocolate craving crisis. Yay! Thanks for sharing :)