Tuesday, January 18, 2011

For the Love of Chocolate

Do you know about the 5 minute mug chocolate cake? For the love of all things chocolate, ooey gooey and quick, you MUST.

How good this actually is will blow your mind! I found this via A Dress A Day and immediately and I mean in the few seconds following reading it, went to the kitchen and whipped this up.


4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
A small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug (Microwave Safe)

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly before pouring in the milk and oil in. Keep mixing. Add the chocolate chips next and vanilla extract, and mix again. Put your mug in the microwave and cook for three minutes at 1000 watts. The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don’t be alarmed! Allow it to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired. Serve with icecream or eat straight out of the mug! Totally enough to share.

And it is dangerous. Super dangerous.

I look at it as I didn't bake a whole cake and so I won't eat a whole one, just a mug worth. But the fact that I can whip that mug of chocolate cake up in as little as 5 minutes seems a bit scary to my waist line.

This is great to do with kids or your girlfriends when they come over for a fun night, which is what I plan on doing this Friday when my besties come over.

This makes an awesome gift. Pre-measure the ingredients, create a cute recipe card and stick it in a all in a darling mug. Yes, I think I love that idea.

Go run and try this in a hurry. Be careful and don't over cook in the microwave or it gets tough and even though it's tough you might be tempted to eat it anyway. Not that I would know anything about that:)


pic via Coffee and Sunshine who also posted about this awesomeness and vegan substitutes.


  1. WHAAAAAAAT??? this is amazing. I will have to try this.

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  3. I have heard of this before, but actually seeing it in the mug there in your photo has me wanting to head to the kitchen right this minute! Love all of the other inspiration here as well (unfortunately my stomach was in control so the mug cake HAD to be commented on! ;)

    I'm following you now as well..thanks for the lovely comment the other day over on my blog :)

  4. ah this is amazing!! I am going to have to try this!!! I would love for you to come link up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings. www.ladybug-blessings.com

  5. Ok Ijust had had had to go do this. However I am out of cocoa so I tried with 4 tbs of hot chocolate mix. LOL let's see what happens......

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