Tuesday, August 25, 2009

5 Minute Chocolate Cake

My son started kindergarten yesterday but it was today that marked the first time in 5 years I didn't walk with my son through a school door. Instead, we did the drive by drop off. But he was amazing & pumped up for kindergarten. And I am equally excited for him. Teary eyed but so excited!!!!

I hope everyone has had a great start to a new school year!


So, onto more sweetness. This chocolate cake in a mug seems fairly popular but I had never heard of it before until I started blogging. I had always meant to try it but then I saw the recipe in Good Housekeeping this weekend. It was more my curiosity than a love for chocolate that made me try it right away.


4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional -but not if you're a chocoholic)
A small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug (MicroSafe)

Add dry ingredients to mug & mix well. Add the egg & mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk & oil & mix well. Add the chocolate chips & vanilla extract & mix again.

Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 2 ½ minutes. The cake may rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed! Allow to cool a little & tip out onto a plate if desired.

{Food for Thought}

While it was not nearly as good as regular baked cake, I can see it satisfying a craving for chocolate cake without all the fuss. I also think this can be played with a lot. Maybe add a dash of kahlua or almond extract. I also wouldn't have enjoyed it without an addition like whipped cream. If you cook it too long it will be rubbery. I used an oversized rounded mug but if you use a regular straight one then it will be easy to cut into slices.


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22 comments:

Jenny said...

Wow, 7:00am and I'm sooooo wanting this for breakfast! Looks delish and only 5min???? I'm so in!

Kelly said...

This recipe is just what I need for emergencies!!

Pam said...

Quick and easy is sometimes the best, especially if you are craving chocolate.

Kristina P. said...

I really like the Betty Crocker little mini microwavable cakes. Just add water!

FROGGITY! said...

oh my gosh i am so doing this!!!!!

how simple and delicious! of course mine might not look as pretty as yours!! :)

Jen said...

I have always wanted to try this. I bet its good in a pintch.

Jerri said...

I've made this before too. It is so good. What could be better than a chocolate cake that only takes 5 minutes?

Tam said...

Yeah I totally know the DROP off at the curb thing and I have to be honest I do not like it one bit. LOL I think we should at least be able to walk our kids in to school for the first week at least. Chocolate YUMMMMY!

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

I've made this before - it's pretty good in a pinch. What a milestone in your son's life! So cute!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Girl... as always... it is something good... and I want to eat it NOW!!!!

Pumpkin Delight said...

Yay kindergarten!
This looks amazing and I do have five minutes to spare. :)

Mommy Mac said...

Very tantalizing!!!

I do like the idea of this for hosting parties....like a brunch or something for ladies.

You could actually find some really cute, inexpensive mugs (Dollar Tree) to serve this in. Then have a little goodie ba of an assortment of teas and creamers to go along with the mug to take home for a thank you gift for coming.

Oooh, also you totally do a thematic approach to a shower/brunch with "My Cup Runneth Over."

I'm just a brainstorming here!!

.mac :)

Life with Kaishon said...

I never heard of this. Do you sometimes wonder if I live on the same planet as the rest of the world? Me too! : )

The Blonde Duck said...

I hope he has a great first week!

simpledaisy said...

Chocolate and cake...who couldn't love that! Plus I am sure it goes great with some yummy red wine!!
I am sure things will go great with your son and kindergarten...but it is such a "right of passage" for you and for him:)

Angela said...

Interesting! I am with you - I am not sure it is a true substitute for choco cake, but I love its convenience!

Last week I learned how to make breakfast sammies in a coffee mug (the scrambled egg part, anyway) and have enjoyed those every day this week. Yum! I am loving this 1-minute-zap in the microwave deal!!

Maria said...

Great easy dessert!

angie said...

Yey. Kindergarten. Did he absolutely love his first day?

I've never heard of this.....but it looks like a great cooking project for you kids.....then we don't have to have leftovers around.

Life, Love And Lola said...

How fun and easy to make!

Michelle said...

I'm printing out the recipe as we speak for the girls to give it a try! Thanks for sharing!

Kacey R. said...

It's safe to say I am a chocolateaholic. Is that a specific addiction? Maybe I need to start my own group. :D This looks yummy.

Mini Baker said...

just found your blog and i'm obsessed! You have so many yummy recipes!
Happy Baking to you,
Mini Baker :)