Tuesday, July 26, 2011

5 Minute Chocolate Cake!

I know you had to check this out because of the title alone, and you won't be disappointed! This truly is a cake that only takes 5 minutes to make AND cook!!! Well, that being said, it is only true if you have all of your ingredients out and the recipe at hand. So while the husband is cleaning up after dinner (because you cooked right?!?!?!), you and the kids are mixing and cooking dessert just in time for everyone to be ready to enjoy! It really is simple, delicious, and will WOW your friends and family!

yields 1 cup of cake 
(you can make one per person or split between 2 people because you're not going to want to share!)
  • 1 coffee mug (they can all be the same or different)
  • 4 tbsp cake flour (do not use self-rising)
  • 4 tbsp cocoa
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1 pinch instant coffee (optional, but makes it taste better!)
  • 1 egg (if you beat it in a separate container, it mixes better when you add it)
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tbsp chocolate chips (optional)
  • powdered sugar (enough for dusting over the top)
  • Chocolate syrup (to drizzle over the top at the end)


    1. Spray mug with non-stick cooking spray, then wipe out with paper towel.

    2. Add dry ingredients to mug and mix them together with a fork.

     3. Add the egg and mix well with fork
    (but do not over mix as it can make the dough hard.)

    4. Pour in the oil, milk, & vanilla; mix well.

    5. If using chocolate chips, mix in now.

    TIP: When adding chips (or nuts if the recipe calls for it), dust
    with some flour and toss before adding them to a batter. Then
    they won't all sink to the bottom of the baked good when it rises.

    6. Put mug in the microwave
    (yes you read correctly, the microwave!)
    and cook for 2 minutes and 30 seconds
    (if you have a temperature setting, cook on high.)

    7. As the cake is cooking, it will rise over the top of the mug, but this is normal!

    8. Remove (carefully with oven mitts) from the microwave.

    9. Using a toothpick, poke several (about 10) holes in the top of the cake.

    10. Pour chocolate syrup over the top (however moist you want it to be.)

    11. Allow the cake (and mug) to cool (about 3-5 minutes)

    12. Dust with powdered sugar & serve with a spoon, or dump the cake out and serve on a plate.

    Either way, it's a fun and delicious way to serve dessert!

    Bon Appetit!


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