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20 minutes ago, [livejournal.com profile] madders sent me a recipe for 5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake. Now I'm sitting here eating chocolate cake and telling you all about it, because really? It's Chocolate! Cake! In Five Minutes! What's not to love?


4 tablespoons flour (self-raising/rising)
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional, I had none to hand so did without)
a small splash of good vanilla
1 large coffee mug (I used a pint mug)

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the chocolate chips (optional) and vanilla, and mix again.

Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes on 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 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous).

I cheated a little and used a second mug so that I could beat the egg, milk, oil and vanilla together before adding it to the dry ingredients, but that's just because I'm lazy. *g*


In conclusion: OM NOM NOM!

on 2009-03-04 09:06 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] sunnyd-lite.livejournal.com
dangerous recipe! Good think I'm off chocolate for Lent or my microwave would be dinging too!

on 2009-03-04 09:11 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] darkhavens.livejournal.com
It's the most dangerous cake recipe in the world, so says the email. Because if you have the ingredients, you're never more than 5 minutes away from chocolate cake!

I apoologise for torturing you with forbidden goodies. Bookmark this and mark your calendar for the day after Lent ends. OM NOM NOM!

on 2009-03-04 09:09 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] tabaqui.livejournal.com
That's so funny. My mom sent me something similar a month or so ago, and then i read about it on lj and followed some links and read a *lot* of 'ooh, so gross!!' reviews.

So neat! I'm glad it worked for you. I'm prolly gonna try it myself some day - Monstrous will certainly like it.

:)

on 2009-03-04 09:15 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] darkhavens.livejournal.com
I;ve had better cake, but not faster cake. And if you have one of those 'OMG I need chocolate cake, STAT!' moments at 3am, this is the solution. *g*

I think it would probably be a fun thing for kids too. I might share this at work with co-working parents (and chocoholics). :D

Mine was a bit dry, but then I'm a terrible tablespoon heaper, which is fine for the dry ingredients, but not so simply done with the wet stuff. That'e easily fixed with some icecream or regular cream or even a little fruit couli, I would imagine.

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on 2009-03-04 09:26 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] alistra.livejournal.com
Mmmmmmmmmmmh that sounds really good.

Too bad that the Hero did everything in his powers until he had persuaded me to give up the microwave. =(

Who doesn't trust a microwave??!!

on 2009-03-04 09:43 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] darkhavens.livejournal.com
He... Oh, dear. Silly boy. No cake for him! *g*

I think it's a recipe I'll play with, adding and subtracting and substituting until I find my perfect cupmugcake. :D

If you have a friend with a microwave, talk them into sharing! It's a good recipe for a movie night or a girls' night in.

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on 2009-03-04 09:35 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] madders.livejournal.com
I too have cake now *g*

Mine's a bit dry- but then I lack a tablespoon, so therefore have been guessing all my measurements LOL!

I solved the problem by serving it with ice cream ;o)

Mmmmmmmmmm caaaaaaaaaake

on 2009-03-04 09:49 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] darkhavens.livejournal.com
You don't have tablespoons? I... cannot imagine a kitchen without tablespoons. You must rectify this immediately. It hurts my brain. I... *flails* Immediately!

Ice cream is never the wrong solution. :D

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on 2009-03-04 09:48 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] katbcoll.livejournal.com
Oooooooo I saved it. Don't actually have some of the ingredients. Which is a really good thing! :D

on 2009-03-04 09:54 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] darkhavens.livejournal.com
I've just recently been bit by the baking/cooking bug. After over 35 years of blissful can-opening and microwaving, and freezer-to-oven dinners, I suddenly want to make things from actual ingredients.

I have two types of flour and three types of sugar in my kitchen. I have bakeware and a random urge to scour the net for recipes. I keep visiting Argos and Amazon online, comparing food processors and blenders and other kitchen gadgets.

My mother bought me digital kitchen scales for Xmyth and I squeed out loud.

Maybe it's hormonal. ;)

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on 2009-03-04 10:50 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] darkhavens.livejournal.com
I've just been talking about [livejournal.com profile] spn_betas in another journal and reminded myself that it had been a while since I did my modly duty and took a quick peek to see how good (or bad) the take-up rate is, and guess who I found volunteering in the most recent post!

*has warm fuzzy feelings*

You rock! :D

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on 2009-03-04 11:23 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] ghostrunner7.livejournal.com
Okay. Seriously? I... really?

I need to... brb, 5 mins.

on 2009-03-04 11:50 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] darkhavens.livejournal.com
Hee! I know! If the ingredients are there, it's almost impossible to resist the urge to go and see if it really works.

It does. Enjoy! :D

on 2009-03-05 02:41 am (UTC)
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Posted by [identity profile] saifai.livejournal.com
You tell me this NOW after I just ate a huge dinner? *goes for a walk to make room*

Yum!

on 2009-03-08 04:07 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] darkhavens.livejournal.com
Did you try it? Didja, didja? It's so easy and quick and... and easy! *is tempted again*

on 2009-03-05 05:00 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] shakatany.livejournal.com
Let me just wish you a very Happy Birthday (now that it is your birthday there across the Pond). 39 is a good age and like Jack Benny you can stay 39 forever *g*

Shakatany

on 2009-03-08 04:06 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] darkhavens.livejournal.com
Thank you!

I may indeed stay 39 forever. Or I may do what I did after I turned 21, and start celebrating anniversaries of 39. 'It's not my fortieth birthday, it's the first anniversary of my thirty-ninth!'. *g*

on 2009-03-05 06:14 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] thismaz.livejournal.com
Wow! I have got to try me that recipe. Thank you.

Also, wishing you a very

on 2009-03-08 04:04 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] darkhavens.livejournal.com
Thank you! (That recipe is definitely a keeper. Also addictive and irresistible when 4am rolls around. *g*)

on 2009-03-05 10:33 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] staranis.livejournal.com
Happy Birthday! Hope you have a fantastic day! :D
Image

on 2009-03-08 04:03 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] darkhavens.livejournal.com
Thank you, darlin'! It was a wonderful day, and the added age seems to have hd a positive affect on my writing mojo, too, so yay! *g*

on 2009-03-05 05:19 pm (UTC)
spikedluv: (leverage: parker - ooooh by raynedanser)
Posted by [personal profile] spikedluv
OMG! Who wouldn't click on this?!! I'm almost afraid to try it, and find out I can't STOP MAKING IT!! *g*

on 2009-03-08 03:57 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] darkhavens.livejournal.com
I KNOW! It's so damn tempting. I'm about 10 seconds away from making another one. *whimpers*

on 2009-03-20 03:45 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] vinniebatman.livejournal.com
*gasps*

OHMYGOD! I thank you for this gift!

on 2009-03-21 10:21 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] darkhavens.livejournal.com
Hee! You are welcome. :D

I shared the recipe with a young guy at work who is just starting to learn how to cook and he has been telling all of his friends about it. I have started a chocolate-cake frenzy in the (localized) youth of today. LOL!

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