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Just think: Only five minutes, a mug and a few basic baking ingredients to satisfy your craving for chocolate cake. Right now.
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Or with vanilla ice cream. I am so trying this. Yum!!!
Jen @ blissfully caffeinated |
October 03, 2008 at 09:04 PM
Oh. My. God. You should get some sort of award for this.
October 04, 2008 at 06:45 AM
Ditto...what Alexa said!
October 04, 2008 at 07:09 AM
i think im going to try this right now. my mother sent me the idea. ill let you know what i think. i mean how can you go wrong with chocolate? thanks for the idea
cassie davis |
October 04, 2008 at 10:57 PM
I sent this to my daughter (above)...it's perfect for her...she could live on chocolate!!
Thanks for sharing ~~
October 05, 2008 at 08:44 PM
And it's brown so it's calorie free. I diet on the color system.
Yummy! I'll give this a try.
October 05, 2008 at 09:50 PM
I just read about this recipe in this month's issue of Playboy. I know that sounds crazy but they had a couple of recipes for microwave cooking this time around.
October 06, 2008 at 04:15 AM
Did you like this? Really? I got the recipe in an email a few weeks ago and rushed to try it. You're right in that it's about as good as you can expect from microwaved cake that's ready in 5 minutes....but after making it a few times, trying to tweak it a few ways, and still having brown styro-cake - well, I think I'll spend those 5 minutes to drive to the store!!! Btw, your flank steak looks delightful!!!
Choosy Beggar Tina |
October 06, 2008 at 08:02 AM
Choosy Beggar Tina-I did like it for a quick chocolate fix. It is CRUCIAL that you don't cook it too long though. If you have an especially powerful microwave, you might want to only heat it for 2.5 minutes. The first time I did it, I set the timer for 5 minutes because we have a really weak microwave and, yeah, it was cardboard.
I would still choose a box of Duncan Hines over this any day, but I thought it was pretty good for the effort expended.
The Flank Steak IS awesome.
All Adither |
October 06, 2008 at 08:38 AM
oh. oh my. that was a dangerous piece of information to introduce into my world. Single serve cake in my microwave? Count me in!
October 07, 2008 at 12:47 PM
omg. omg. omg. trying this tonight. YES.
October 07, 2008 at 01:34 PM
I'm lazier than you...I use the No Pudge brownie mix. The directions on the box tell you to add a spoon of vanilla yogurt and microwave for about a minute. It's actually decadently delicious.
But since I love your style and usually just lurk, I'm giving you an award. See my blog for details.
October 08, 2008 at 05:33 AM
Making this tonight! YUM!
October 10, 2008 at 05:11 PM
Someone recently emailed me some version of this recipe, but I actually managed to burn it into a hard lump in my 3 minutes. I guess that makes me a quarter-assed kitchen cook. I think I'll go try it again using your recipe right now!
October 10, 2008 at 08:49 PM
Angie, my husband thanks you.
blissfully caffeinated |
October 11, 2008 at 08:13 PM
I just did this and I am AMAZED that it worked and it's good! Wow!
October 12, 2008 at 09:34 PM
what size mug did you use? I only have short little corelle coffee cups, and 2 gigantic mugs that my DH would kill me if I ruined.
Would a ceramic bowl work just as well, and ... ummm what about splenda? We're a diabetic family.
OK Love the blog- found you from cakewrecks!
October 14, 2008 at 12:02 PM
Don't use special dark cocoa if you're making it for kids! I added about a tsp vanilla to it too and will cook only 2:45 next time to see if that lightens up the texture some.
But still... yummmmmmmmmmmmm omg! I just realized, you could nestle a piece or 2 of chocolate inside and get a little volcanic action going on mmmmmmmmmmmmmm
October 14, 2008 at 12:48 PM
700 calories...but it looks delicious.
October 14, 2008 at 09:21 PM
so yummy! I added a bit of vanilla and only cooked it for 2:30, and it came out perfect! (I only wish I'd added chocolate chips.) I love that it takes only 5 minutes, because then it's not really a break from studying. :P
October 15, 2008 at 06:54 PM
Yum, I just tried this then. I also added a bit of vanilla and used melted butter instead of oil. Also, for anyone else who was wondering whether to use plain/all purpose flour or self raising, I used self raising (or whatever you call it in America) and it worked beautifully and rose up out of the mug like a souffle!
I am going to try it again in cute little tea cups and put a lindor ball inside each one to create a yummy molten centre next time I have an impromptu dinner party!
October 15, 2008 at 08:58 PM
I'm really surprised to see how many people enjoyed the cake. I found it really awful in both taste and texture and threw it out after trying a bite. Sorry to sound so cranky about it. I'm just trying to give an honest opinion. I'm glad other people liked it though. :)
October 16, 2008 at 12:43 PM
Did you try using all applesauce instead of oil? I don't have any applesauce to try that with, but I started thinking about 3 tablespoons of oil and looked at the nutritional info... 360 calories just from that! (Using Canola.)
It definitely calls for chocolate chips to be mixed in.
October 20, 2008 at 06:54 PM
You definitely need to cut the time if you have a powerful microwave - 3 minutes is way too long in mine. Also, a couple tablespoons of chocolate chips make it much tastier.
October 23, 2008 at 04:16 PM
Hey I thought this was a half-assed kind of place! That cake looks delicious! I am so fighting the urge to go make one right now!!
October 23, 2008 at 09:34 PM
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