Sunday, May 29, 2011

5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

This is a recipe that I received from my mother-in-law. She got it in an e-mail and she thought it was a recipe that I would like. Of course since it is easy to make and chocolate I had to give it a try. Overall the cake wasn't the best I have ever had, but I would think about making it again if I want something sweet and quick to make. I would recommend eating it with ice cream because the cake itself was a little heavy by itself. It does make a nice size cake for one person and you can eat it right out of the mug (which means less dishes to clean and in my book that's always a plus). Next time I make this maybe I will share some with Rob.

4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg beaten
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!


  1. So I guess your mother in law sent this to my mother in law who then sent it to me hahaha I love this blog!!! I will def give this cake a try! Thanks for sharing :-)

  2. Hahaha too funny!! Guess its just getting forwarded all through the family :)