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:


Ingredients:
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.

ENJOY!

17 comments:

  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.

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

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

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  4. delicious inviting cake.
    maha

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

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

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

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

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

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  10. this is some brilliant sweet treat...love it
    Tasty Appetite

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

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

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  13. Oh! Looks so very delicious.

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