Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Recipe for Five-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

Today in St. Peters, MO: Mostly sunny, high 30 degrees. Sunshine, lovely, wonderful sunshine!

It may be cold outside, but there's nothing like hot chocolate to keep warm. And how about Hot Chocolate Cake? Here's a recipe (complete with photos) e-mailed to me by a friend. I don't know where the recipe originated and haven't tried it yet, but it sounds yummy. It's been called "the most dangerous cake recipe in the world." Read on to find out why.

Five-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
1 quick splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug

Add dry ingredients to the mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil, mix well again. Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again. Place mug in the microwave and cook for three minutes at 1000 watts.

The cake will rise over the top of the mug.

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

EAT! (this can serve two if you want to share).

And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world?
Because now we are only five minutes away from home-made chocolate cake.


  1. I love the idea. A quick remedy for a painful sweet tooth.

  2. Great! I'll bet your grandkids love it. I'll have to file it under "If I'm ever a grandparent..." Thanks for the fun idea!

  3. And here I am still trying to recover from my holiday eat-a-thon!

  4. I've heard of that jazzy little cake, but haven't tried it yet! Is there a "diet" version?! :-D

  5. This is a lot better than making or buying a whole cake and having it around the house!

  6. Hi All,
    Guess this recipe hit a "sweet spot" with everyone who has posted comments. Hey Becky, I wish there was a "diet" or "low fat" version.


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