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Most Dangerous Chocolate Cake?


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Most Dangerous Chocolate Cake?

mcsheridan | | Apr 4, 2009 08:52 AM

My sister e-mailed me a recipe for a "Chocolate Mug Cake" that serves one (or two, if you're not greedy) and is made in the microwave; yes, in a coffee mug.

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

Special equipment: 1 large coffee mug (Microwave Safe)

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.
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).

And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world?
Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night!
Has anyone tried making this? I'm skeptical; there is one whole egg in it, without which it certainly could not rise as it does. I don't have a microwave, so I won't be making it in any case, yet I'm curious.

Here's another take on it, with slightly different proportions of the same ingredients, and a picture showing the finished product sliced in half:

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