Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Infamous Microwavable Chocolate Cake

As I am going off to college there is, of course, one question on my mother's mind: How will a dorm-bound child make fresh chocolate cake?! As luck would have it, she received this recipe in an e-mail. Now, I've tried to find out the source, however, this recipe is all over the internet (as in rampant). So, I'll credit tndaisy1960.

The cake is really good, warm, gooey (which I think most chocolate baked good should be), and wonderfully simple. To note, the original recipe calls for 4 tablespoons of sugar, but I always cut down sugar. Also, for most of the recipes cited on this site, I'll try to keep ingredients simple and few. The "complexity" of this recipe is definitely greater than what I'll normally do. Anyway, here it is, the 5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake.

Put all the dry ingredients in your mug and mix.

Put all the wet ingredients in your mug and mix.

Next, add your 'small splash of vanilla extract' and chocolate chips and mix. The recipe calls for 3 tablespoons, but what is a chocolate cake without much more chocolate than called for (I used probably 5 tablespoons...)

Now, take your concoction and stick it in your microwave at 1000 watts for 3 minutes.

Lastly, but surely not, delight in your delectable treat, or as my friend would say OMNOMNOM it.


  1. I think the original source is:

  2. I tried cooking this, following the recipe to the letter. Heads up to anyone who also wants to try it: three minutes might be too much in your microwave! Mine was really well cooked- yummy- but less gooey than, as hinted in the recipe, is desirable for chocolatey foods.
    otherwise, it was omnomnom. =) thank youuuu.