Thursday, March 15, 2012

Instant Cake...Microwaved in a Mug

Do you ever have a craving for chocolate and you want it NOW!!
How about a chocolate cake you mix and bake in a mug and then microwave?  Ready in less than 3 minutes!  

Instant Chocolate Cake from the Food Network
I will admit that this is not gourmet, pastry chef kind of fare.  This is a quick, chocolate fix.  

I read the reviews and comments of the recipe and have adapted the given recipe to one that that produces a moist, chocolaty cake that will more than satisfy one very hungry person or two to three moderate appetites, with or without ice cream on the side.

Make sure your mug or bowl will hold about 12 ounces.  This will allow the batter to puff up and not be a soggy, tough mess.  Mix all the ingredients in the same mug or bowl that you will bake in.  

You could play around with flavors by adding about 1/4 teaspoon of espresso powder, or chocolate chips or coconut.

The recipe calls for 2 minutes in the microwave.  Every micro wave is different.  I had a perfect cake at 1 minute, 30 seconds.  The next time I added 15 seconds and the cake was a bit more dry and tough.  The cake is done when it puffs.  If the time is just a bit short, you get a gooey, almost pudding-like goodness around the cake in the bowl.  Like self-frosting.  

While fine on its own, the cake likes to keep company with ice cream and whipped cream.

Instant Chocolate Cake         
adapted from the Food Network

1 egg
5 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
dash of salt and touch of vanilla

Mix the egg and sugar in the (12 oz) mug.  Add the dry ingredients and mix.  Add the wet ingredients and mix until smooth.  
Microwave about 1 1/2 - 2 minutes or until puffed.  

Enjoy.  Please tell me how yours turned out!


  1. This sounds SO dangerous! I can't wait to try it.

  2. loved it, tried it, and devoured it.
    bc sometimes you just need some chocolate

  3. Just made this...and it was YUMMY! So fast! Wow! Didn't have any ice cream,but it went down well with a tall glass of organic milk! I added some choc chips, but you could try all kinds of things. Thank you! Chocolate fix satisfied!

  4. Just made this and it was YUMMY! Incredibly fast and easy to make. I added some choc chips but you could experiment with all kinds of things. Did'nt have any ice cream, but it went down well with a tall glass of organic milk. THANK YOU! Chocolate craving satisfied.


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