Thursday, September 13, 2012

5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

Here’s the recipe for the famous 5 minute chocolate mug cake that was going around through email years ago.  Everyone keeps saying how terrible it is. Well, everyone is right. The texture of this particular mug cake was not pleasant. It was chewy, and not in a good way. I was expecting a brownie texture but it was like a sponge instead. I’m transferring this recipe over from Facebook. I haven’t made this one in years. I’ve already stated the reason for that.

Here's the recipe as I received it in the email. But I wouldn’t recommend making this. I just wanted to show you that not every recipe is successful. Since then, I think we’ve been able to come up with much better recipes for microwave cakes. You may want to try one of these instead. Individual Microwave Lemon Cakes or Coffee Microwave Cakes. And there are several of them going around Pinterest as well. I haven’t tried them all, but they’re worth a shot when you’re desperate for something sweet.

5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake
1 Serving | PointsPlus per Serving: not worth calculating

4 tablespoons flour 
4 tablespoons sugar 
2 tablespoons cocoa 
1 large egg 
3 tablespoons milk 
3 tablespoons oil 
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional) 
A small splash of vanilla extract

Add dry ingredients to your largest mug and mix well. Add the egg. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well again. Add the chocolate chips, vanilla extract and stir until combined.

Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes on high. Check it after a minute, then two to see how it’s doing.

The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed! Let it cool a bit before you eat it. If you really want to eat it. I’m not so sure about that. I certainly don’t.

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