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Chocolate mug cake...

So I was craving something chocolatey the other day and remembered the 'cake in a mug' recipes I had seen online, so decided to try one out. Was a little skeptical at first, didn't really expect the cake to turn out well.  Was surprised when it came out perfect and fluffy like a normal cake after 2 minutes in the microwave. I don't really know how this process would work with a normal sized cake, but this cake in a mug recipe is simply wonderful. It would have been even more scrumptious with some ice cream or chocolate sauce... 

3 Tablespoons all purpose flour 
(which is really maida, a teaspoon of baking powder and a pinch of baking soda)
4 Tablespoons powdered sugar
1 heaped Tablespoon cocoa powder
3 Tablespoons milk
3 Tablespoons oil
2 Tablespoons whisked egg
a splash of vanilla essence
Chocolate chips 

 Run the maida, baking powder and baking salt through the sieve. All the ingredients can be mixed directly in the cup, I did it in a bowl cause I wanted a clean cup for the pictures.
 Add the sugar and the cocoa powder, to the all purpose flour.
 Drop in the milk, oil, whisked egg and the splash of vanilla essence.
 Mix it with a spoon till you get a smooth batter, and then pour it into the cup that can be used in a microwave.
 Now, I didn't have chocolate chips, so I used some dark chocolate that was lying around in the fridge. I chopped up a few pieces and added it to the cake batter.
 Here is the batter all ready to go into the microwave.
Set the timer for 2 minutes and watch the magic unfold, this was one of the reasons I was eager to try this cake. It's like a volcano... a chocolate volcano. Wait a few minutes and then dig in... its super soft and fluffy, like any ordinary cake. Mine was a little less sweet, which was okay with me.. if you prefer more sweet add another tablespoon of sugar to the batter. This is great for on the spot desserts for two people, all you need is a little vanilla ice cream to go with it. So try this and let me know how it turned out. 


What a great idea. Yum yum Diane
Anonymous said…
thanks Karen! had been wanting to ask you the recipe ever since i saw the pic in facebook. so glad that you posted this :) am going to try it out for sure :D

Anonymous said…
thanks Karen! had been wanting to ask you the recipe ever since i saw the pic in facebook. so glad that you posted this :) am going to try it out for sure :D

mahesh said…
This is mind-blowing and am sure it will taste out-of-the-world :)
Karen Xavier said…
Diane, thanks for dropping by.

Saras, let me know how it turns out.

Mahesh, let's not get carried away :) This is good in an ordinary way.
maha said…
Just looks awesome......very nice pics..... yum n delicious!
BackStage said…
looks yummm.... will definitely try this one out!
Rashmi said…
Hey hi karen,
Quite unusual way to bake a cake, the idea is tempting me to try it asap..
Keep it up!!!

Karen Xavier said…
Hi Rashmi, I hope it comes out well... my brother tried it out and he did not mince words while telling me what he thought of it.
Natalie said…
I am so new to mug cakes! I always see them but have never made one myself. I should try it out because I always am craving a quick and easy sweet fix :)

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