Monday, January 18, 2010

5 Minute Chocolate Cake

130. When I received an email the other day telling me that a piece of chocolate cake was only 5 minutes away, I had to find out.

My sweet friend Wanda sent me the email and thought I would enjoy this recipe. It is crazy, but it works. The recipe she sent me is as follows:

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 large
coffee mug (MicroSafe)

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 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 night!

So here is my process. I started with a large mug.
I mixed the dry ingredients together.

The cake began to rise above the cup rim at the 2 minute mark. It was so cool!
When I turned the cup upside down the cake came away from the cup. I sprayed the cup with cooking oil spray before adding the ingredients. Slicing it in half, the cake was baked through but was slightly dry in the very center.
The texture is a bit gummy but the flavor is like a brownie. Very chocolaty and delicious.
Since the chocolate worked so well...I had to try a white cake.
Because I eliminated the cocoa, which is 2 Tablespoons of dry ingredient,
I added 6 Tablespoons of flour and about half a teaspoon of vanilla.

It baked beautifully!

The white cake was gummy also but flavor was very good.

Next...my Maggie said, "Let's try a Red Velvet Mug Cake". What a great idea...so I followed the chocolate cake recipe and just added red food coloring with the liquids.
I found that mixing the batter till it becomes very bubbly helps the cake to rise higher and be less gummy.

This cake will not have the same texture as a standard cake but if you have a craving for Chocolate Cake and only have a few minutes...it does the trick! Thanks Wanda! What a fun recipe!

"I have this theory that chocolate slows down the aging process.... It may not be true, but do I dare take the chance?"
-- Author Unknown

3 comments:

Kathleen said...

Oh, this was very dangerous to read!!
It looks delicious..
Hope you are well, Lilly!

Natasha said...

I am going to have to try this one! Seems appropriate since my blog is 5 minutes just for me!

I hope you don't mind but I have tagged you for a "Happy Award"...

Hope the weather is getting better your way.

Best wishes always,

Natasha.

Lisa at Lil Fish Studios said...

My 11 year old will be in complete heaven. 5 minutes to chocolate cake? Yes please!

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