5 minute chocolate cake in a mug…

Okay, putting this on a “green” blog is a little bit of a stretch, I guess.  Except possibly for the “not eating processed food” angle…

My folks sent me an email with a recipe for chocolate cake that you make in a mug and microwave.  I didn’t try it as it was because it involved something like a quarter cup of oil, and I’m just not willing to do that.  So I futzed and adapted…this final result is pretty good, fairly low fat, and satisfies at least my own “I want serious chocolate and I want it now” cravings…

Cake in a Mug

In a microwavable mug, mix:

  • 2 tbs flour
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • 1 (heaping?) tbs baking cocoa

Add an egg and mix well.

Add 3 tbs plain yogurt and a dash of vanilla extract and mix well

Add about 1 tbs mini chocolate chips and mix well (you can sort of skip this step, but honestly it’s what really makes it taste good, it’s worth it.)

Microwave on high for about 2.5-3 minutes. (Note: if it’s working RIGHT you will probably see the whole thing rising up like a souffle over the top of the mug, but not spilling over the edges.  If your microwave heats unevenly, you might see only half at a time rising, which means the other half might drip over the edge.  Thus far I haven’t had one of these explode, though.)

Upend onto a plate. Let cool, slice, and eat.

I should warn you–what comes out of the mug is seriously fugly. More poo-looking than the Laralike Bars I made last week.  Big and pocked and sort of lumpy-gross looking.  But once you slice it up it looks better, and it tastes really nice,with a dense consistency sort of like pound cake or those flour-less cakes you can get, studded with melted chocolate chips–besides, what true chocolate-lover would be put off by looks? This is rich and heavy and chocolaty, begging for some nice vanilla ice cream on the side…



UPDATE:  I found a variation on this recipe, with peanut butter…it is likewise really really delicious. Here it is:

In a mug, mix well:

  • 2 tbs flour
  • 1 tbs cocoa powder
  • 4 tbs milk
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbs granulated sugar
  • 2 tbs peanut butter, softened
  • a few drops vanilla extract
  • 1 tbs chocolate chips optional

Microwave 1 ½ minutes, treat as in previous recipe. (This one is even better!)


Posted on August 1, 2009, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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