Friday, February 20, 2009


For those moments when you just need a piece of chocolate cake, but don't have the time to bake it! This is a real recipe and not a joke.

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

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 (high). 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!


Debdesk said...

I tried it and was not to impressed.

michelle said...

ohmygawd! i have got to try this!

Debbie Wallace said...

It's been getting mixed reviews, Deb. People either love it or hate it. Sorry it didn't suite you.

Debbie Wallace said...

Good luck Michelle. I haven't actually tried it yet.

Nancy Bristow said...

Debbie...Has me drooling;) Reminds me of those mini-microwave cakes that can now be bought. It comes with it's own bowl...empty cake mixture in bowl, add about 1 TBL water; squeeze lines of extra chocolate on top and microwave for about a minute or so. It sure works for me when I have the craving. It's small but 2 bowls come to a package.'s handy having this "from scratch" recipe and I will be trying it (especially since I'm out of the microwave variety....Nancy:)

Debbie Wallace said...

Hey Nancy, who makes the microwave cakes you're talking about. I've never seen them.