Tuesday, September 9, 2008

5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

So what do you do when it's late at night and you crave something sweet? Why you bake a cake in less then 5 minutes that's what. I got this recipe via a forward from a friend so no telling where it came from. I decided to give it a go. The problem in my house is that there's only 2 of us so when I want cake it never gets eaten all so I have to pawn it off on people or throw it away. I can't tell you how many coffee mugs I have stashed away in the cabinet. I think they multiply when I'm not looking! This would make a cute idea to make and give away or at least have all the dry ingredients packaged up in the mug.

5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

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

Put dry ingredients in mug 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.

(you can also do all the above in a bowl and then pour it in your mug)

Microwave 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.


Note: This can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous.

Overall this cake tasted good. I think I would add a little more of the dry ingredients next time, because my extra large eggs I buy were a little too much for this recipe and made it a little sponge like similar to a bread pudding. The only thing I didn't have is the frosting, but with the chocolate chips it didn't need it. I also used the large coffee mug since I've never made this I didn't want a huge mess in my microwave to clean up. I guess it would do ok in a regular one, but it did rise pretty high out of the large mug I used as it was heating up, but when if finished it sunk back down.

On a side note the guy came to look at the fridge on Saturday before I left for vacation, turned some knobs and the sucker kicked back on. I was so mad it was that simple until he left and 1 1/2 hours later the thing died again. Luckily they scheduled a call back and on Wednesday the guy said it sounds like it needs a new motor. To top off my weekend the Internet at the house won't work. So we had a guy coming out to replace our modem. My vacation started that Friday can't come at a better time! I will have an update on my vacation as soon as I get finished organizing the pictures.


  1. What a neat idea! I'm going to have to teach the boys how to do this.

  2. Love this idea! My boys would get a kick out of a cake in a mug. Thanks for sharing, it looks awesome! Have a great day!

  3. What a fabulous idea! I'd love to make this for my family to eat around the fireplace some cozy night.

  4. I will definitely be making this. Hope you had a nice vacation.

  5. Oh great, now I can make a cake in 5 minutes??? What will stop me from eating cake every night now? Those look so delicious!

  6. What a fun idea. Your cake looks good and easy to whip up too! Great for a spurt of the moment treat!