Saturday, November 01, 2008

Chocolate cake in under 5 mins

Okay for the chocolic in me this is good. Very good! So I was on the Stashalong blog and found this. Sorry just cutting and pasting to my blog so I can make this later. Guess I need breakfast first. hmmmmmmm chocolate cake for breakfast.

AliP (find a link to her in the side bar) emailed me this crazy recipe. Get this: 5-minute chocolate cake from scratch! Seriously! Well, let me tell you: by the time I finished replying to her email (how DARE she send me such a tempting recipe!), I had the thing printed off. I practically floated upstairs to the kitchen and started scoping out the ingredients. By the way, 4 tbsp = 60 ml or 1/4 cup, 2 tbsp =30 ml or 1/8 cup, 3 tbsp = 45ml, measurements provided for your convenience in case you don't want to so the math. Also I couldn't located my tbsp measure in under 5 minutes, so there you go. Oh, and instead of chocolate chips, I grated some baking chocolate into the mix, because you can never have too many calories in a chocolate cake. HEHEH


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

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. 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. EAT! (this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous). And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world? Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night!

As soon as I opened the microwave door the thing started to drop down into the mug. Don't be alarmed, eh? You should have seen my eyes popping out of my head right before it was done cooking; I was seriously nervous about the thing totally messing up the clean microwave (that my husband cleaned a couple days ago!). It was about 3/4 as high above the mug as the mug itself!
That's how it looked for about half a minute, about how long it took me to take a decent picture, before this cake was assaulted by my fork. Slightly chewy on the outside, not as light and fluffy as a traditional cake (duh) but quite edible (if you're not too fussy or don't have overly high standards) and need I say, chocolaty. Not bad at all. I plan on over-indulging on a regular basis! And I'm about to teach this little gem of a recipe to my kids. They'll love me for it.

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