Chocolate Cake in Just 5 Minutes.
Chocolate Cake in 5 Minutes
It's 7 pm and you get that craving for chocolate. What do you do? You could get in your car and drive to the store or you could be consuming chocolate cake in just 5 minutes. Yes, you heard me right. You probably have everything you need right now in your home.
This recipe will make a moist chocolate cake in just 3 minutes using the microwave. The only question I have for you, is why are you still sitting there, get in that kitchen, the clock is ticking.
- 4 Tablespoons All-purpose flour (plain flour)
- 4 Tablespoons Sugar
- 2 Tablespoons Cocoa powder, Such as Hershey's or Cadbury
- 1 Egg
- 3 Tablespoons Milk
- 3 Tablespoons Oil, Sunflower, corn or similar type
- Find a suitable mug. This should be a straight sided mug of at least 11 ounces. You can use a bowl if you prefer.
- Begin by adding the flour, sugar and cocoa powder. Stir well. If your cocoa powder has any lumps, now is the time to break those up. Try pressing any lumps against the side of the mug with the back of the spoon.
- Add egg and stir until this is combined.
- Next add milk and oil. Thoroughly mix this ensuring there are no bits of flour. Go right to the bottom around the edges. When you have a homogeneous mixture, it is ready for the microwave.
- Place in the center of the microwave, (I use an 800 watt), and cook on high for 3 minutes.
- Nothing will appear to happen until the last minute or so when the cake will rise above the rim of the mug and you will have visions of needing to clean burned chocolate cake off the revolving tray. Don't worry, your fears will be quashed when the bell goes and your cake is ready to be removed.
- *****Caution, some mugs have a glazing that can become very hot. Use a potholder if yours has this type of glaze.****
A Mug With this Recipe
Wouldn't a mug with a recipe make a great gift for someone who is mad about chocolate cake? No more looking for that lost recipe card or trying to remember which cookbook had the recipe. Trust me, your friend will be eternally grateful.
Toppings for Chocolate Cake
There are o many things you can put on the top to make this cake even better. For the photo at the start of this article, I used powdered sugar (icing) which I passed through a sieve. Then I made a chocolate sauce from the cocoa powder and water. You could just use a flavored sauce from a bottle.
There is, of course, ice cream, custard, frosting (homemade or ready-made), whipped cream, pouring cream, Cool Whip, or even just plain.
How often do you eat dessert?
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© 2012 Mary Wickison