14 March, 2009

The most dangerous chocolate 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

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.


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!

I just made one and it actually took me 8 minutes. Here is my photo montage:

I suggest not adding the chocolate chips. They all fell to the bottom and clumped up so it didn't pop out as prettily. I also suggest mixing it in a seperate bowl and then adding it to the mug. It was hard to get all the flour up from the bottom so there was a bit of white still sticking around down there. Also, know your microwave. Ours is strong, so I should have just gone with 2 min 30 secs. It was a tad overdone and rubbery. Overall, though, very tasty and fun to make!

We'll try it again later tonight for D. She came in from playing and said, "it smells like brownies in here! Can I have one?" So we'll try it again tonight with some tweaking :O)


Rachael said...

Oh, dear. That IS dangerous. I want to go make one now.

beckyww said...

Now I'm hungry.

Adrienne said...

This IS dangerous!!! I love to bake, and to have something ready in 5 minutes is way too tempting not to try TODAY :)

I hope your little man is feeling better.

Gotta run--time to make some cake.

Joy said...

Oh great! Just what I need chocolate cake. I'm going to try it later. That would be great for work!

Elle said...

I know what I'm having for snack this afternoon.

TXMom2B said...

Oh man. I think I have found my PMS cure. Wow!

Heidi said...

OMG - danger danger! I gotta try it!
And who cares if it doesn't come out "prettily"? If it involves chocolate ~ I'm there!
Thanks tons!!!
[actually I hope not TONS, if ya
know what I mean!!!]

sandy said...

That is too easy for chocolate cake! I'm mad at chocolate cake though... I made one for Kevin's birthday on the 8th and thought giving M just a couple bites would be okay if it was in the afternoon. Oh man. She woke at 12:30a and was up and crying until I put her in the car to go the ER around 3:30. She fell asleep on the way there so I came home, but then she kept waking up sporadically until sometime around 6 when we could finally get her into bed. It was like she'd had 5 cups of coffee! And I was sicker than a dog last week after that. So I'm mad at chocolate cake. =)
(And I learned my lesson.)

Debbie B said...


MMrussianadoption said...

and how many weight watcher points is that?

MichelleAnn said...

Thanks for sharing! The most dangerous part is that those ingredients are always in the house!

kate said...

I can even make this here!