Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Egg-less Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake

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BM#12W2, Day3: Take a shortcut to indulgence with this super easy, "under 5 minutes from start to finish" Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake. How awesome is that! I have been wary of trying this in-spite of seeing it in many blogs but the first time I laid my eyes on the pictures in Edible Garden(which was a couple of weeks ago) I gave in to temptation. So recipe inspiration comes from there and also from random links from google search. 

For your Ears: I am a fan of John Abraham..Need I say more?? :). 

  • 4 Tbsp Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 3-1/2 Tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 4 Tbsp Milk
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tsp Vinegar
  • 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp Mini Chocolate Chips/Chocolate Morsels
  • Melt the butter in a small bowl. Add the Oil, Milk, Vinegar and Vanilla Extract to this bowl.
  • Add the dry ingredients in a big "microwave safe" coffee mug.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Using a fork, stir to incorporate. The reason a fork is essential to this step is because it can reach every nook and corner in the mug to combine the ingredients in the mug.
  • Place it in the microwave with a plate underneath. The cake batter bubbles and spills over the rim of the mug.FYI, I used a mug that is 3-1/2" tall and 3-1/2" in diameter. Use a mug taller than this if you don't want spill-overs.
  • Microwave the cake for 1 minute, followed by 30 seconds and maybe another 15 or 30 seconds. Do not go over 2 minutes.No more. Please also keep in mind that this timing slightly varies from one microwave oven to another.
  • Let it cool for 3-4 minutes prior to digging in.
  • The crumb texture and the taste is phenomenal, for an "under 5 minute" cake. 
  • Have at it..To completely scoop it out from the mug, like in the last picture, please wait for at-least 15 minutes for the cake to shrink and pull away from the sides of the mug. Then with the help of steak knife scoop it out. Else the cake will fall apart..But hey, crumbs or not, its a super tasty treat. 

    • Note:This cake tastes best on the same day it is made.

If you have more time then perhaps give these cakes a try:
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  1. Recipe to go to for sudden chocolate cravings! I made it once for my niece from Nags blog. She loved it.

  2. Great looking mug cake..I keep doing this so very often!..

  3. This is like 'I need..I want' Chocolate cake...made in a ziffy!...sooo good! lovely click too!...hey u heard the telugu song for the John A song u u have me singing that in my head! thanks! :)

  4. Looks gorgeous. One of our favorites! I prepare it without vinegar.

  5. Wow..chocolate mug cake looks fantastic..and so easy ..bookmarked..thanks for the recipe!

  6. its addictive, i am doing it daily for my kid, i usually use whole wheat flour and replace chocolates with different fruits

  7. Love microwave cakes. THis looks perfect. That mug looks cute as well..

  8. absolutely sinful...m going crazy with u r cakes...simply love them!!

  9. Omg, am speechless,seriously drooling over that yummy and super tempting cake..

  10. Looks yum!!! MW recipes comes real handy, that too when u have toddler @ home!!!

  11. under 5 mins is totally cool ! kiddo will love it.. do u think this can be done in an OTG (oven) as well? or microwave only ?

  12. Wow!! great recipe. I dont have a oven but ahve a MW, surely try this, loks yum and delicious.

  13. omg!! what a lovely cake CL!!! superbly done and awesome!


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