Have you ever been sent a recipe that is just completely bonkers?
I was sent this recipe in 2009 and completely forgot about it till a couple of days ago when I was clearing out my emails – it is to make a chocolate cake in the office using the microwave!
Hence the name of the cake.
I have never tried to make this as yet but I think I will have to try it out at home. I can’t see why it won’t work and taste great because we often make a very quick Sunday lunch sponge cake in the microwave and that always turns out very nice and light (one day I’ll post the recipe for that too).
If the recipe is a success, when I am back in from my maternity leave I will have to bring in a large mug with the dry ingredients already mixed and a small bottle with the wet ingredients in… then voila… instant hot yummy cake to eat at my desk.
I’m sure that will help a lot in coming back to work and may also make my colleagues chuckle at my office baking endeavours. Who knows, if this is a success I could start adapting the recipe for new ideas and a whole new genre of cake baking could be born.
5 Minute Chocolate mug cake
4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
A small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee 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 (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.
Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 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 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous).