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Chocolate cake in 5 minutes

The most dangerous cake recipe!

I got this recipe from my former boss.  I’ve made it several times since with my kids for a midnight snack while giggling over boys and nail polish colors.  I’ve served it on occasion while entertaining… making the cake was the main event.  I must say it is good with some coffee ice cream with a drizzle of Bailey’s or with some old-fashioned vanilla ice cream and a dallop of whipped cream.  You can have fun with it, use your imagination!

4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons real cocoa – not hot chocolate mix
1 egg 3 tablespoons half & half – or milk
3 tablespoons butter – melted
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
a small splash of vanilla extract

You’ll need a large coffee mug.

Add dry ingredients in the coffee mug and mix well.   Add the egg and mix thoroughly.  Pour in the half & half and melted-butter, mix well.

Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, mix again.  Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 5 minutes at 1000 watts (high).  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.   EAT! (this can serve 2).

“A recipe everyone should know!”

And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world?   Because now, we’re only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time.  Enjoy!


7 responses

  1. What a great recipe. I’m definitely going to try this.

    March 22, 2012 at 12:16 pm

  2. OMG! Almost fainted. 🙂

    March 22, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    • Wait till you try it, then faint. It’s really yummy.

      I suppose I should put a clause at the bottom “May cause you to faint, must have pillows around…”

      March 23, 2012 at 6:23 am

  3. DUN Dun Dun,,,,5 minute warning to chocolate.. mmmmm

    March 22, 2012 at 7:08 pm

  4. Mm, this looks amazing! Only problem: I don’t own a microwave. Would it be possible to bake in the oven instead?

    May 26, 2012 at 11:30 am

    • I’m sure it’s possible with a few changes.

      May 27, 2012 at 6:00 am

  5. nakomertje1360

    Just made the cake. It’s bloody awesome.

    February 18, 2013 at 2:02 am

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