Wednesday, 1 July 2009

5 MINUTE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE


This recipe was sent to me by one of my relatives and it just tempted me so much especially becaue it was just a 3 minutes dessert!!!A 3 minute cake!!Can you imagine? In the beginning I had a doubt if it would come out good mainly I have never made a cake that contains plain flour and has no baking powder or baking soda in it. But since the dessert had small amount of ingredients, I just went ahead and tried the next moment I got this recipe and it was so yummy. Guys, I couldnt just believe it. I forwarded the recipe to all my friends. And now Im sharing with this recipe with my readers here. And what most tempted me was the quote that was written at the end of the mail- " And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world? Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night! Let me know who got tempted like me, went ahead and made it....This is an ideal sweet to serve to guests who come home with late notice, or even as snack!

Ingredients:
4 tablespoons plain flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 medium egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional) (I used Chocolate cut into chunks)
A small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug (MicroSafe)

Preparation:
1. Rub cold butter inside the Mug completely to prevent the cake from sticking to the mug. Add dry ingredients to a dish, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
2. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again. Pour it in the mug prepared earlier.
3. Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts. (Since my Microwave was 700W, I cooked it for 4 minutes).
4. The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed! (It really did rise about 3 inches on top of the mug, And I though it would spill all over the microwave, but it dint, So go ahead,Dont be alarmed ).
5.Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired. Serve with vanilla ice cream, whip cream, toffee sauce, caramel or simply icing sugar.
6. I used icing sugar for garnishing. For that, use 3 tbs icing sugar mixed with few drops of water/milk to make a paste of dropping consistency. Drizzle it all over. Serve warm.
Isn't that So simple?
Update: One of my friends tried this cake and she told me it wasn't sweet enough. Please Increase the amount of sugar as per taste. As I had it with Icing sugar drizzled, I dint realise that.

23 comments:

lissie said...

wow, the mug cake looks so tempting! nice presentation...
you have a beautiful blog!

Prathibha said...

First time here..u have a nice blog...That name was so interestin and which made me to comment here...Will give a try definitely...

Shabs.. said...

lissie,thx for stopping by n for ur lovely comments.visit again.

Prathibha,thx dear.try n let me know how u liked it.

Parita said...

Hmmm mouth watering cake!

Pavithra said...

Wow thats interesting recipe dear... will try it our for sure

Smitha said...

hey,
that's a quick recipe. Loved the idea.

Pooja said...

Wow that was really interesting Shabs! Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing...I really need it :)

vidhas said...

Hey Shabs, this is awesome. I never tried cakes because i don't ahve oven. Surely will give a try. Great click.

Shabs.. said...

Thank u frnds....u all are awesome!!

Vibaas said...

this looks soooo good :)

n33ma said...

This is my first time to your blog and I enjoyed looking at the recipes and the pics.

reena said...

that was a tempting recipe.I tried out the very next minute i spotted it.Unfortunately it turned out hard.My microwave oven is850w, so i cooked it for 4minutes.It did rise well but please tell me why it turned hard almost crunchy like a biscuit.

Shabs.. said...

Hi reena, thx for stopping by and ur feedback. Sorry to hear that your cake dint turn out good. I dono where it went wrong, but the possibilities are, adding too much flour (did u use measuring spoons?) or it can be the time adjustment. Try it for 3 minutes next time. My microwave is 750 watts and I did for 3 minutes.
luv,
shab.

shameela said...

shabs... itried this 1..
got so excited n shocked..
i waited to see it rising..
great experience yaar..
its risin so much that i can hear my heart beat even nw cos of tension..
waitin it 2 cool..

nAAz said...

saw it ...made it....lovvveeeeed t...with vannila icecream..,,,and honey and nuts....wooowww...thanxxx...so cake can be as simply made as this...was a surprise....:)

Shabs.. said...

Hi naaz, thx for ur lovely comment....It really tastes great with ice cream rather than having it by itself...:)so fudgy....after reading ur comment, i felt like having it, i went and made one for myself:( and had almost all of it:(....and regret after having....

Anonymous said...

hi shabs

i made it the next moment i saw ur recipe.. its soft and tasty but spilled out of the coffee mug..
i guess next time i have to use a bigger mug..

Shabs.. said...

Hi anon...
Thnx for stopping by and ur comment....yeah, its better to use a bigger mug than cleaning up th emessy bit:) glad u liked it...

Ayesha Rubeena said...

As salamu alaikum. I often visit your site and just love to look at the photographs and writings. Mashallah lovely. Shabs< I want to know whether this mug cake can be made in the conventional oven. If yes, what are the alterations.I wait eagerly for your reply. Jazakallah khair.

Shabs.. said...

Waalaikum mussalaam ayesha....

Is the convectional oven that u r using a regular microwave oven or is it the big cooking range one?..If it the big oven, i have no idea dear..This is one cake i make to satiate my chocolate cravings...so i do it in the tabletop microwave..I wouldnt say this is the best cake and is so spongy spongy....but it is quick and nice.....Try out my super moist chocolate cake. That is a real good and easy as well.

And thanks lot for your compliments.

Love,
Shabs.

Anonymous said...

Salaams Shabs,

Tried it, loved it... I would recommend chopping the chocolate pieces in really small pieces (or maybe melting it first)...would also play with the timing.

Question, the 4 tablespoons of flour, are you suggesting heaped spoons of flour or flat spoons? What happens if I use too much flour?

Thanks

IA

Anonymous said...

Hi shabna...could you please tell me how to make it on gas coz i dont have an oven here

love,
Zaida

Shabs.. said...

Hi zaida, that amount is too less to do it on the gas I suppose!It's just half a cup of batter. Sorry about that. You can try my other cakes on gas, in a non stick pan with lid on. Plain cakes I mean. Like gateaus and sponge cakes.

Love,
shabs.

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