Saturday 25th April 2009

by chel


I got this in an email forward this week from my friend Nancy. I haven’t tried it yet, but I’ve done some research online, and it appears to be a success.

Five minute chocolate cake in a mug / cup / bowl
4 Tablespoons cake flour
4 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons cocoa (the baking kind, not hot cocoa mix)
1 Egg
3 Tablespoons milk
3 Tablespoons oil
1 Mug (you can also use a small bowl/microwave safe container…)

Mix dry ingredients (flour, sugar, cocoa) together in mug.

Mix in one egg, stir enough to get dry ingredients wet, but not *too* much or else cake will be tough.

Pour in milk and oil and stir enough to incorporate.

Put in microwave for three minutes on high power. The cake WILL rise while cooking. Do not remove until the cake has risen and set.

Remove from microwave, tip onto plate, and enjoy. If you want, you can add fresh fruit, or some whipped cream, or some chocolate syrup.

Since this is a relatively high fat recipe, I have heard that you can substitute applesauce for the oil, and cut the sugar down without a problem. I also heard adding a bit of vanilla extract gives it a perfect taste.

84744516I also found this recipe for two minute brownies:

4 T. flour
4 T. sugar
2 T. cocoa
2 T. oil
2 T. water

Same process as above, just cook for 90 seconds- 2 minutes instead of the three minutes.

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  1. Melanie says:

    I got the same email. It looked to addictive to try. 😉

  2. jade says:

    Stephanie bought a recipe for the same cake home from school, one of her classmates did it for an oral presentation task they had.. I haven’t been game to try it yet though!

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