Ok. I finally succumbed.
I gave it a shot. Mainly because I wanted a quick dessert and I was way too lazy to do anything that requires a major bake-off.
Google it – you’ll find page after page after page of it. Almost every food blogger I follow has tried it. The recipe even has its own Facebook page! It’s a crazy five-minute-choc-mug-cake world out there!!!
I had to do it in two takes though. The first time I overcooked it (which literally means 3 mins in the microwave). The cake turned out to be a chunk of stretchy chocolate flavoured rubber. Which my very strange hubby thought was delicious and ate it all. I couldn’t bring myself to even finish chewing the first piece. Urgh.
Which then took me to the second take. Cooked it for slightly less than 2 mins and it was just right! And I followed the advice of fellow choc-muggers to use self-raising flour instead of plain – which produced a much fluffier cake. It’s quite an amazing thing really – taking lazy baking to a brand new height.
5-MINUTE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE
adapted from BBCGoodFood
- 4 Tbsp. self raising flour
- 4 Tbsp. sugar
- 2 Tbsp. cocoa
- 1 egg
- 3 Tbsp. milk
- 3 Tbsp. oil
- Small splash of vanilla
- 3 Tbsp. chocolate chips (optional)
- Add dry ingredients to a large mug, mix well with a fork.
- Beat egg in a separate bowl, then add in milk, oil and vanilla. Mix well. Add chocolate chips if desired.
- Pour wet ingredients into the mug with the dry ingredients.
- Put mug into microwave and cook for two minutes on 700 watts. Cake will rise over top of mug. Allow to cool for 2 minutes.