Tuesday, February 8, 2011

3 to 5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

Just when I vow to cut out sweets and start eating healthier, a recipe like this comes along. A convenient yummy way of making cake in 3-5 minutes? Surely you jest!! I simply had to try it, to see if it really was as good as everyone was claiming it was.




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Well, they certainly were right. It's a pretty good cake. Slightly chewy, not too sweet and perfect for those last minute cake craving. What I like about it, is that it only makes one serving (OK a large one, but if you're going to indulge, go big right??). The one thing I don't like about it, is that I now know there is a way to have cake in a small amount of time, when ever I want it. That can be seriously dangerous for me, LOL.




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The first time I made it, I used apple sauce (I just can't justify using a whole egg in such a small amount of cake) and I used some coffee that DH had brewed that morning, instead of the milk and vanilla. It was really good. The second time I made it, I subbed in some almond extract, for the vanilla and used 2 Tbs whole wheat flour, for the white. I also popped it out onto a plate, drizzled it with chocolate syrup and sprinkled with powdered sugar. That one was even better than the first one, LOL. I think this would be the perfect little treat to snuggle up with your honey on Valentine's Day.


3 to 5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake
Submitted by Amy on Baby Center
printable version

1 coffee mug (use a big honkin one)
4 T. plain flour
5T. sugar
dash of salt
dash of baking powder
2 T. baking cocoa
4 T. apple sauce (or 1 egg)
4 T. milk
3 T. oil
splash vanilla.

Combine dry ingredients well. Add apple sauce, milk, oil and vanilla and mix thoroughly. Microwave for 3 minutes for regular wheat flour. I had to go 4 minutes using the wheat flour. Eat in the mug or pop out onto plate and enjoy!




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This post linked to

Delectable Tuesday

Tuesdays at the Table

Delicious Dishes

Tuesday Night Supper Club

Tempt my Tummy Tuesday

Tasty Tuesday

Hearth and Soul

What's Cooking Wednesday

7 comments:

Krystal said...

lol, I looked this recipe up on one of the boards on babycenter I frequent, because I was craving cake the other night!

Love it!

-Krystal @ recipesofacheapskate.blogspot.com

Jackie @ Crest Cottage Creations said...

What?! I had no idea this existed and it just made my WHOLE DAY better. YAY!

a moderate life said...

Hi Cindy! Seriously, this is really cool! It must be how they make those microwaveable cakes only better cause I am sure its cheaper and the ingredients you used are much more healthy. I like being able to make something from scratch like this If i have a craving! Thanks for sharing it on the hearth and soul hop this week! All the best! Alex

egbkid said...

Yum, this looks dangerously good!!! Can't wait to try it!

Amy said...

I saw something similar to this from an Asian website before! Nothing easier than making these goodness in the microwave! :) Who can beat delicious stuff that's ready in a few minutes!?

Karen the Savvy Suburbanite said...

I think this is soooo interesting, come link it up to my warm drinks and good reads party! http://goodbyecityhellosuburbs.blogspot.com

Christy said...

what a fabulous idea. sometimes hubster wants cake for dessert, but i hate to have a whole one sitting around (for obvious reasons)...this is a perfect solution for us! thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club.