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.


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.


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
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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!


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


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.