I recently came across this Five Minute Mug Cake on a few blogs, and thought I had to try it.
One mug + microwave + 5 min. + few ingredients = home made chocolate cake for one
Sounds like fun to me! I called in my best helper, the “dessert lady”, who has a particular fondness for all things chocolate and it turned into a fun Friday night project.
I found this great recipe and video at Instructables. It’s really simple to make.
4 tbsp all-purpose flour
4 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
2 tbsp whisked egg (According to the instructables girl “1 egg is too much, 1 egg white is too eggy, 1 yolk is too dense, but 2 tbsp is just right!”
3 tbsp milk
3 tbsp oil
3 tbsp chocolate chips
Mix your dry ingredients in the mug -a big mug.
Mix in the wet ingredients, and the chocolate chips.
After it’s well mixed, time to microwave it. The original recipe was for a 700 w or 1000 w microwave, so I adjusted the time for my 1100 w microwave to 2 minutes and thirty seconds, and it was just right. (While cooking, take the 2 and half min. to clean-up your spoon.)
And 2 and half minutes later, viola! A fresh, hot, little chocolate cake!
We topped ours with a little powdered sugar and some vanilla ice cream.
The consistency is a little fudgy. It’s really pretty good for 5 min. worth of work.
This is a really fun project to do with kids, they could even do most of it on their own. Definitely worth a try, and you know I won’t steer you wrong, the only thing to watch is the timing of the cooking. Over cooked = really bad 🙁 With 5 min. Mug Cake, turn any night into a party!