Saturday, April 14, 2012

Chocolate Cake in a Mug

Just 2 minute cooking time, almost as quick as making Maggi Noodles.  Recipe from Edible Garden.   And it was so good that I ended up making quite a few mug cakes.

And if you want to plate it - it makes no difference to the taste, you could even serve it with a dollop of whipped cream, ice-cream, custard or whatever

Sorry, could not resist having a bite of the cake before taking the photograph.

And now the recipe:

This serves 2
Refined flour - 4 tbsp
Sugar - 5 tbsp
Butter - 3 tbsp
Cocoa unsweetened - 2 tbsp
Egg - 1
Milk - 4 tbsp
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Vanilla essence - 1/4 tsp
Salt - pinch

*Beat the egg in a small bowl and keep ready

*Use 2 mugs - microwave safe - that can at least hold 250 ml since the cake will rise

*To each mug - add half the flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt and sugar.  Stir till blended with a fork

*Add half the amount to each mug of - milk, butter, vanilla essence

*Mix well

*Add half the whisked egg to each mug and blend once again till the whole mixture is well mixed.  If the mixture appears too thick just add a little milk.

*Put one mug at a time into the microwave and on medium heat ( in my Samsung microwave I used 60% heat) for 2 minutes. Just keep an eye to see it does not over flow

*At the end of two minutes your cake is ready.  And it is amazing.  Try it.

Some variations/tips suggested  from Nags of Edible Garden -
1. You could use refined oil instead of butter
2. Use brown sugar instead of white
3. For eggless version replace with 3 tbsp of yogurt
4. Do not use convection mode of microwave
5. If you want your cake a little sticky - then you could stop cooking it as soon as you notice it turning a little like a brownie - as it tends to cook a little more as it cools down.



  1. Oh Dear! This is looking sinfully delicious! I was craving for something sweet after meal and your post has escalated that craving many folds!! great post.

  2. That was really quick! And yes do try it right away. You cannot go wrong!

  3. Prefect for my sweet tooth, yummy cake..

  4. delicious inviting cake.

  5. Really a quick fix for instant choco cravings. Love the texture.

  6. Wow! Nice one. So quick, makes you want to try it out soon.

  7. Its such a pleasure to make something in a few minutes. Chocolate fixes are the most rewarding. Looks good.

  8. I've been wanting to make this for a long time, looks very good..

  9. quick and deliciou..want to dig in :)

  10. this is some brilliant sweet it
    Tasty Appetite

  11. even i have bookmarked her recipe... yours look equally good.

  12. I keep reading this recipe, need to try it...

  13. Oh! Looks so very delicious.


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