5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

Reader Bailey typed this up in my comments a couple days ago so I took it to my mumses’s birthday thing and made her experimental chocolate mug cakes.

4 tbsp. Flour
4 tbsp. Sugar
2 tbsp. Cocoa
1 Egg
3 tbsp. Milk
3 tbsp. Oil
3 tbsp. Chocolate chips (optional)
A small splash of vanilla extract
1 large Coffee mug

I suggest you Pam the inside of your mug before you start adding ingredients so it doesn’t stick.

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 on to a plate if desired.
(This can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous.)

If you happen to use bread flour on your first mug cake because your mother Mrs. Potato-headed the flour and sugar but filled the old canisters with other kinds of flour and sugar (bread and raw sugar grains…turbino?) you might be rather startled at how much of the cake climbs out of the mug. Normally the cake will sort of extrude itself about an inch or two above the rim of the mug but our first one got almost an entire mug’s height before the cooking time expired. It was festive.

We pamed the mugs but didn’t bother to chuck the cake out of the mug baking dish. We could have though, very easily upended the mug and plopped the cake onto a plate if we wanted to. We decided it was more fun eating the cake in the mug.

Bailey is right, this is a dangerous recipe because you could, theoretically, pack up the wet ingredients and dry ingredients and take them to work for nearly instant chocolate cake. You can also do this at home but chocolate cake at work? Awesome!

A couple of notes on the final product: The cake tastes a lot like the cake in molten chocolate cake recipes…which is neither exactly cake nor quite brownie. In that regard, both cake and brownies are superior to mug cake. On the other hand, 5 minutes to cake like yumminess? Wr0XX0r!

TheMan wants you to know that you should really mix up your mug cake well. Better than that. No, even better than that. I tell him to shut up but he might have a point about lumps and bits of errant egg. Hrrmph.

Lastly, you will probably want some ice cream with this. We had whipped cream and it improved the dish 75%. Ish. Ice cream would have been THE awesome of awesome but we had none.

2008: Enjoying mug cake and not updating.

2007: JSFR: Hazelnut Milk Chocolate Pocky

2006: JSFR: Kurogoma Pocky (black sesame)

2005: I mean….5 minutes! OK, maybe 10 if you are a slow mixer.

2004: I think I might have taken 12 because of my plague.

2003: I always took the straight ways wide so you know? TAKE A PILL AND STOP RAMMING ME!

One Response to “5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake”

  1. Bailey Says:

    Heh. I’m glad this went over well in the Boo house.

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