Saturday, August 30, 2008

5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

Someone posted this recipe on the Nest and I just had to try it out. First I researched it a bit and found that it was posted in tons of discussion boards and lots of bloggers had tried it out already, but all the reviews I read were pretty mixed. So, I spent the 5 minutes it took to whip this baby up. Was it worth the 5 minutes? I have to say no it was not. It was very dense, not light like cake usually is. And it was pretty wet and rubbery, like a sponge that my fork had a hard time cutting. It was very bland and had almost no chocolate flavor at all. It was probably one of the most disgusting cakes Ive ever taken a bite of. And that is all I had, 1 bite and the rest of it went straight into the trash. So I would not recommend trying this one at home. LOL


4 tablespoons cake flour(that's plain flour, not self-rising)

4 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons baking cocoa
1 egg

3 tablespoons milk

3 tablespoons oil

3 tablespoons chocolate chips(optional)

a small splash of vanilla essence
1 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 essence, 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.


Anne said...

I have to agree with you. I am at this minute seeing if there is a missing ingredient in my recipe. Your experience is exactly the same as mine.

Anonymous said...

You were meant to place self-raising flour, not plain flour

TJ said...

This recipe is best when using gluten free flour. Not sure why anyone would have ever thought it would work with regular flour...odd indeed.

The recipe I have (from Recipe Zaar)calls for sweet rice flour which I didn't have. I used Pamela's Pancake & Baking mix instead and it made one of the best chocolate cakes I've ever had. There was nothing 'gluten free' tasting about it. This is such a treat for those of us who can't eat gluten - it's like a dream come true. Drizzle with Trader Joe's Midnight Moo sauce and you've got a decadent dessert that took five minutes to make. If eating when cooled, more liquid is needed.