Monday, 25 May 2009

Chocolate mug cake

I saw a recipe for chocolate mug cake a couple of weeks ago. It was enough to raise my curiosity, but also my skeptical streak. I wasn't entirely convinced it would work. I saw another recipe for 5 minute chocolate mug cake on All Recipes today. When my sweetie was cheeky enough to ask "what's for dessert?" after I'd already cooked him dinner, I figured I'd may as well give it a go.

The original recipe came with a few 'tweaks', some of which I followed. One thing's for certain: use a really large mug. Next time, I might even try a soup mug, as the mixture overflowed slightly in the microwave. So here's my take on all the recipes I came across. It seemed to work and went well with ice cream. Next time, I might even pause long enough to take a photo of the finished product!

Café Chick's chocolate mug cake

  • 4 tablespoons plain flour
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 tablespoon choc chips
  • 1 large mug
  1. Add dry ingredients to the mug and mix well.
  2. Crack an egg and add it to your mug. Be sure to mix it well to avoid any pockets of flour in the corners. Pour in the milk and melted butter and mix well. Add the vanilla essence.
  3. Pop your mug into the microwave and zap for 3 minutes on maximum power (1000watt). Wait until the cake stops rising and sets in the mug.
  4. If necessary, run a knife around the sides of the mug, and tip the still warm cake out of the mug and into a bowl.
Serves 2


Amanda said...

A local radio host tried the much-emailed-around version of this out on the air a few weeks ago. His take on it was that it was very spongy, and benefited from being served with ice cream! :)
I bet perfecting it with a few modifications makes a world of a difference. What a great way to satisfy a craving!

apparentlyjessy said...

I tried this after seeing it on How to Eat a Cupcakes blog last week, its pretty good for a quick chocolate craving fix! I had mine with custard!
Thanks for the kind comments you have left on my blog, I really appreciate the support! x