Thursday, October 2, 2008

How about some cake? I'll have it ready in a minute!

Well, 3 minutes, but still this is the fastest recipe for cake - ever.

A couple of weeks ago on my local nest board, a lovely lady by the name of Lesa shared this little gem with us that had been passed along to her. She had not tried it yet but really - cake in a minute - how can that not be good, right?

Some of the ladies on my board have tried it and there have been mixed reviews. Of course me, being me, I just had to try it. What better night than to try on when my husband has "guys night" and I can make it all for myself?

The result? It was good but not as chocolate-y and gooey as I had hoped. I did not use a full 3 tablespoons of chocolate chips, I highly recommend just going for it and dumping them all in. Also I think 3 minutes was a little too long in my microwave and next time I will try 2 1/2 minutes just seemed a wee bit overdone to me. Not burnt, not dry, but just slightly overdone.

And yes, don't be alarmed when the cake rises above the mug as the recipe indicates. Holey moley did that thing take on a life of its own!!! (p.s. Don't you love my Disney mug????)

Minute Mug Cake

4 Tablespoons flour
4 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons baking cocoa
1 egg
3 Tablespoons milk
3 Tablespoons oil
1 small splash vanilla extract
3 Tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips (optional)

Add dry ingredients to coffee mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.

Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla, and mix again.

Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts. The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed!

Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.


Maryanna said...

I'm so glad you posted this. I've heard so much about it but never seen or tried it.

Linds said...

Ooo what a fun idea! I haven't been on WC that much recently because of work so I missed the post about this- thanks for the review...I could see this being a good, quick snack(when I'm home alone watching girly movies of course :) )

Cooking and the City said...

I've never heard of such a thing! cake looks good :-)

Rigby said...

I tried one that didn't have the choc chips in it...I think its a pretty yummy quick cake fix. I'll have to try your version soon....chocolate chips seems to good to pass up in cake :)

Joe and Samantha said...

YUM. :) I'll have one please.
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