Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Skilz - Five Minute Chocolate Cake in the Microwave

5 minute microwave cake
From the amazing talent at Baking Bites, here's a 5 minute chocolate cake prepared in a microwave.  This recipe has been floating around the internet for a few years and I've made it a few times.  Since we are snowed in today under Blizzard conditions, it seemed like a good time to teach my boys how to make a quick cake for themselves.  You never know when they might want to impress a future girl friend!

I had them prepare the batter in a bowl and then split between 3 smaller coffee mugs.  With the smaller mugs, the microwave time was reduced to 2 minutes.

Just know that this is not "great" chocolate cake - it's a bit tough and there might be a lump and a bit of less-than-cooked batter at the bottom.  On the plus side - it can be made in one large coffee mug, no dishes, and warm chocolate cake is ready for you in less than 5 minutes!  Needles to say, my boys were impressed with themselves and their snow-day breakfast.

4 tbsp flour
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
pinch salt
1 large egg
3 tbsp milk
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Combine flour, brown sugar, cocoa powder and salt into a large coffee mug (or small bowl).

Stir in egg, milk, vegetable oil and vanilla, mixing until smooth.

If you are mixing inside a coffee mug, be sure to scrape the corners well.

Microwave on high for about 3 minutes or a bit less for 2 smaller mugs. Two minutes was a tad too much for 3 small cups.

Cake will puff up like a souffle and should appear to be “set” after 3 minutes.

Cake will fall once removed from the microwave.

Serve in the mug, or turned out into a bowl, with a bit of ice cream or whipped cream.

Serves 1-2

With that kind of breakfast, who's up for a snowball fight?


Weight Watcher's: 16 PointsPlus for one serving.

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