08 January 2009

5 minute chocolate mug cake




After lofty goals last French Friday, hormones hit this week and I craved chocolate.  Tuesday night was my low point and I was desperate for something chocolatey.  I remembered a blog post by NuKiwi from From a Kiwi Kitchen, With Love for a 5 minute microwave chocolate cake that had me racing to the computer.  It hit the spot.

The cake itself was slightly dry, but very chocolate-y.  I enjoyed it immensely and for the ease in preparation it got high marks in my book.  This is a perfect dessert when you only want to make one portion.  NuKiwi had a trick to combat the dryness of the cake, you can read her recipe and modifications here.  She also has a simple chocolate frosting recipe in her post.  The following though, is her original chocolate cake recipe that I made.

5 minute chocolate mug cake by NuKiwi of From a Kiwi Kitchen, With Love

Ingredients:
4 Tbls. flour
4 Tbls. sugar
2 Tbls. cocoa
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 egg
3 1/2 Tbls. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 Tbls. vegetable oil

Directions:
1.  In a medium measuring bowl, combine all dry ingredients and mix well.
2.  Crack in the egg and mix well, then add the milk, vanilla, and oil, mixing until there are no visible lumps.
3.  Now pour it into your coffee mug or favorite microwaveable teacup (make sure it is a large one) and microwave it for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes.
4.  Allow it to cool a few minutes before frosting.

47 comments:

NuKiwi said...

I am really glad it worked well for you and that you liked it...so many options with that recipe really, eh?

Thanks for the honourable mention too...always nice!

Have a great weekend!!!

j & j dish it out said...

OMGoodness...I just posted the same exact recipe today...too funny! But I think I know why yours was dry. I think you are overcooking it. I found a blog that listed it and it was called the 3 minute cake. I did mine for 3 minutes and it came out extremely moist. Try 3 minutes and let me know how it turns out. You can go to my site and check it out. The recipe might be a little bit different.

Chef E said...

WOW, 3 or 5 minutes, now you know this whole week many of us have posted chocolate things...we are all on the same wave length or what?

I will have to do this one for a friend here in Jersey...too cool!

...and I hope it made you feel better?

NuKiwi said...

Yes, the 5 minutes includes the time to measure & mix (looks like you had it right anyway - cooking 2-3 mins), but also using chocolate chips helps add a little moisture otherwise lacking in this cake. A little extra oil takes care of it too, if you don't have or want chips in it. Cheers :o)

♥Reeni said...

I love it! It looks yummy!

gastroanthropologist said...

OMG! Microwaved chocolate cake in minutes! Nothing else to say but - OMG!

Sheila said...

This is amazing, a chocolate cake for one and in less than five minutes!

Those chocolate cravings are the worst! I had one this am, unfortunately, I had piece of chocolate pie for breakfast, but I have done well since then;)

Karen said...

My daughter is going to love this... maybe too much ;)

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Hello Joy. Happy New Year to you my friend. Hey, I heard about this 5 minute M/W cake before but I didn't believe it. That is sooo cool. Thanks for giving us the recipe.

biz319 said...

Oh my, my daughter will be in heaven with this recipe!

Haven't checked out the 24x24x24 results yet - I need to!

So many blogs, so little time!

sowmya said...

Thats so pretty...great idea to satisfy ones cravings..

Wandering Coyote said...

I have to try this soon because I've heard so many great things about it!

justeatfood said...

This is perfect for us! My husband is a chocolate nut and I...well...I'm just not. Now he can have cake for 1!

Best,
Emily
www.justeatfood.com

Matt said...

omg that looks amazing

Julie said...

Yum-O! I'd love one of those now..the sugar cookie dough I ate just isn't doing it for me. I'll have to try this soon.

Brownies for Dinner said...

Cake in 5 minutes? Awesome! I am going to have to try this very soon.

The Peanut Butter Boy said...

Awesome, I gotta try this one. I want to experiment and see how to get peanut butter in and make it less dry!

Bob said...

What an awesome idea! It looks good too, I'm definitely trying those out.

Esi said...

I could really use this...RIGHT NOW!!! Sounds delicious.

Vera said...

It seems like a brilliant idea!

Juliet said...

Yum! Five minutes is fab...! :) I'm definitely going to try the recipe.

Kat said...

wow, this sound too cool to be true :) a chocolate cake in 5 minutes... I'm not sure this is a good thing to know :D

Katherine Aucoin said...

I've heard of this but never tried it. It looks decadent! My youngest daughter will be over the moon when she sees this.

Beth said...

Im craving chocolate right now. This loks like a fantastic quick dessert for 1

Foodista said...

That looks amazing! Im saving this recipe in my file. I hope you could also share this recipe over at Foodista. We have launched an online food and cooking encyclopedia ala wikipedia. Add a recipe and you can win a $100 gift card to Sur la table. Don't forget to register first so we know who to thank the recipe for. Thanks!

Elra said...

This is totally new, cake being bake in microwave oven and only take two and half minutes? Wow, that is just perfect. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Cheers,
Elra

ashley (sweetandnatural) said...

How cool! Individually sized and everything. :-) I never make cake b/c I don't have big family to help eat it and it's hard to transport to friends. Now I have a solution!

5 Star Foodie said...

this is my kind of dessert - chocolate and in 5 minutes - perfect!

duodishes said...

Juuuust enough chocolate to get you through those cravings!

"Prof. Kitty" said...

So funny, I was just whining to the mr. this week about "where's my cake? Can you make me a cake? I want cake!" while lying in the couch feeling lazy and chocolate deprived. This would have been perfect! All we need is a microwave I guess... Or this might be worth just knocking on the neighbor's door with a mug of batter!

Hornsfan said...

Wow - this looks so tasty!

spiCes said...

ohhh! i'm going to make one! yummy!thanks for the visit!:)

Stash said...

i will seduce my future wife with this

Sweet Freak said...

A five-minute chocolate cake?! Talk about dangerous - this looks amazing... and perfect for a snowy Saturday. Merci, Joie de vivre!

Meg said...

Yum! What a perfect treat!

Sam said...

I'll have to try that, it looks amazing, and only 5 minutes!

Justine said...

i've seen version where this comes out as a failure, but this actually looks delicious and temps me to make it.

AK Mom said...

This looks like a wonderful recipe! Plus it's quick and easy to make. What more could you ask for? :)

doggybloggy said...

I am making it - often

pigpigscorner said...

Wow looks really chocolatey and it sounds really easy and quick to make!

Marc @ NoRecipes said...

What a cool idea for a quick weeknight chocolate fix!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

That is really amazing! I have to show this to my dad! At 93 he mostly lives alone and bakes a lot. He really enjoys his desserts. I know he'd like this. Jogs everyday too, never a weight problem.

Rox said...

Wow this looks so delicious!

Suzanne said...

My kids can't wait to try this -sounds like it could be habit forming. I will let you know the results!

we are never full said...

this is so wrong, but sooooo right. man oh man.

kang at LE said...

I do this at work whenever I have a craving for cake, the great thing is that it taste almost like real cake.

I use lotsa coffee powder for mine though.

kang at http://londoneater.com

Mercina said...

What a great idea. Sometimes you just want a little taste of something, not the whole cake. I'll try this next time I have a craving!

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