Monday, January 11, 2010

Most dangerous cake recipe EVER

Good evening, ladies! I'm in a chocolate mood tonight, and thought I'd share this recipe just before I go make it. It really is this easy and turns out nice and rich, especially when you have added your favorite additions. Many thanks to Carol Beck for this recipe.

Why is this the most dangerous cake recipe? Because you are only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night!!


1 coffee mug
4 Tablespoons flour (not self-rising)
4 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons baking cocoa
1 egg
3 Tablespoons milk
3 Tablespoons oil
3 Tablespoons chocolate chips or chopped up candy bars, like Peanut Butter Cups
optional, small splash of vanilla

Add dry ingredients to small bowl and mix well, then add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well again. Ad the chocolate chips/candy pieces and vanilla, and mix again. Pour into a mug.

Put in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts. The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed! Allow to cool a bit, and tip out onto a plate. There's plenty here to share, IF you want to share! Enjoy


  1. WoW!!! I have never heard of a mug in the microwave cake!!!! I am so going to try this!!! THANKS for the recipe Lin :)))

  2. Ièm ALWAYS in the chocolate mood...thanks for the recipe! I think I'll try it out ASAP!

  3. Oh my goodness...just what I need as I'm attempting to follow a strict diet to get my health squared away. Luckily there will be opportunity for fun soon and I will have this wonderful recipe on hand. Thanks for the delicious idea!

  4. Thanks a stack. Just made one for later.
    But you forgot to mention that there has to be an obligatory 1 hour gym session afterwards!!!Brenda U

  5. Oh, I remember you sharing this a while back.....nice and decadent!
    We are definitely trying it out this weekend! Thanks for sharing!
    What's a gym??? We don't have them in Hawaii............

  6. I have seen this on the web and have the recipe for a while, but have never tried it. now that you love, i'll have to give it a try!! thanks for sharing, Lin!!

  7. Wow, Lin, I've never heard of a cake that you can whip up that fast! How fun, ok, I'm definitely going to have to give it a try!! You know me and chocolate!

  8. Sounds yummy Lin, can't wait to try it!

  9. Looks yummy!!! But why oh why don't I have a microwave?!! Can you believe it?!

  10. Wow! I've never heard of a mug cake!
    It sounds so easy and yummy~! Thank you Lin for sharing the recipe. I'll try it. :)

  11. Oh, no you don't! I get into enough trouble buying the stamps you use because after I see what you do with them, I have to have them! I will not be talked into making this cake! I will not ... at least not until I buy some chocolate! Love your blog, Lin!

  12. Love this recipe! I always share it with my students when we are studying how to read recipes! So fun!

  13. Sounds delicious and something for my son to try.. :) He can afford the calories and microwave is so easy for him.

  14. 5 minute chocolate cake - sound delicious but dangerous for the waistline alright! I'm trying to be good at the moment but will definitely give it a try sometime. Thanks for the recipe Lin!

    Heather Maria

  15. How yummy. Thanks for sharing. Speaking of JOY, you are such a joy to me! Thanks for your support of me as an artist and for visiting my blog!


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