Wednesday, June 3, 2009

5 Minute Chocolate Cake for Two (or One)!!

Recently a friend of mine emailed me a recipe for this quick and easy "indulgence"! Apparently it's been made many times before, but this is the first time I've seen this and, of course, had to give it a try!

So quick and easy with just a few ingredients! You definitely want to try this yourself!

5 Minute Chocolate Cake

4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1 large MICROWAVE SAFE coffee mug

1. Spray the inside of the mug with non-stick spray.
2. Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well.
3. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
4. Add the milk and oil, mix well..
5. Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.

Please be sure that all the ingredients are mixed thoroughly. You may even want to mix them together in a separate bowl.

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 as it will "sink" back down when the baking is complete.

Allow to cool about 5 minutes, and tip out of the mug and cut in half, if you want to share. Serve this alone or with some of your favorite ice cream, if desired. Drizzled with a little chocolate or caramel sauce....O - M - G!

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!

Gives a whole new meaning to "cupcake"! Speaking of cupcakes, be sure and check out Martha Stewart's Cupcake's book, on sale now!!


  1. This is just too easy! You're right.. it's very dangerous! Thanks for posting!

  2. I got that from an email last year around Thanksgiving. It's not bad but is more like a chocolate brick! Yum!

  3. Eric - I agree, the cake was a bit dense, and for my taste, needed a bit more chocolate, but was good!

  4. Kenn - I'm going to experiment and switch out the oil for apple sauce and see if it comes out the same! If it does, it'll be a tad bit healthier to eat! ;-)

  5. How funny! I got this recipe from someone at work and my mom, who lives in Florida, e-mailed it to me! I will have to try it.

  6. Looks good and more importantly - easy!