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So easy to make, that it's probably the most dangerous cake recipe ever ;)
"Going into this I knew the "dream chocolate cake-in-a-cup" would be too dry, so I added all ingredients without a heaped teaspoon (especially flour), and held back on the oil a tiny tiny bit (2 and half spoons). Made sure I properly whisked the egg and added an extra teaspoon of semi-skimmed milk. Yes, the self-raising flour did rise a huge amount and collapse after, but it smelt and tasted extraordinary for a 5 minute cake..... I have a 800W microwave so I added 30 seconds to the time. Yes it was rubbery, but not too dry, and the taste came out fine."- Taromochi
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Add all the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, cocoa) into a mug and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the chocolate chips and vanilla extract and mix again.
Put the mug in the microwave and and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts (high). The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed. Allow to cool a little and tip out if desired.
EAT! This can serve two people, if you want to feel slightly more virtuous.
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Taromochi 2 days 8 hours agoGoing into this I knew the 'dream chocolate cake-in-a-cup' would be too dry, so I added all ingredients without a heaped teaspoon (especially flour), and held back on the oil a tiny tiny bit (2 and half spoons). Made sure I properly whisked the egg and added an extra teaspoon of semi-skimmed milk. Yes, the self-raising flour did rise a huge amount and collapse after, but it smelt and tasted extraordinary for a 5 minute cake..... I have a 800W microwave so I added 30 seconds to the time. Yes it was rubbery, but not too dry, and the taste came out fine.
Danielle_Hawkins 2 weeks agomine was really dry... and just tasted AWFUL...
amygoostree 3 weeks agoI followed the recipe to a 'T' and it came out very rubbery and dry. I think next time I will add some marshmallow cream or caramel sauce to it to hopefully make it less dry/rubbery. The chocolate taste was there. Just needs some tweaking. Will try it again.
susannahmeeks 3 weeks agofast, delicious, and satisfied my chocolate craving. I made a bit of chocolate buttercream frosting, and it was perfect.
disguised19 1 month agodelicious, came out a bit rubbery though so i rate it 4 - probably because it was made in a microwave but great substition for cake. if i ever want a quick dessert i know what to do now. yumyum just had it. oh and i recommend anyone whos making this to try a sauce or some kind of cream with it as it may be dry for some. enjoy quick cooking :)
emsorrello 1 month ago
Ferdrena23 2 months agoThis was soooooooo good and easy..My husband ate two by his self i would definitely make this again for the 4th time n one night lol
Sheeaun2 3 months ago28 degreese outside? No problem! This cake is amazing!
instantsoul 3 months agoQuick, easy and tasty
susan293 3 months agoAgain something easy to fix andnot too much for one or two people
Corwin26 4 months agoThis did not turn out well in anything but taste, which was good! Texture was way far off though, do not think I would take the ingredients to try again. TY for sharing tho, it can lead to some good tweaks!
ponnammathomas 4 months agoApt for with tea!
nkcook 6 months agoHated this recipe it looks good in the microwave but u can't cut it because it is so hard and rubbery and tasted horrible
Landontbr 7 months agoRubbery, bearly any cleanup, no taste, interesting/cool texture
Saintgemmaprayforus 7 months agoI was like rubber, but still tasted ok.
bakemom88 8 months agoHorrible. Came out like rubber and tasted gross. I mixed it perfect and did exactly what it says and I'm a great cook. I know I didn't miss anything. Wish it was good cause I could use a good easy cake. Sorry :/
Pyromaniac777 8 months agoGreat recipe, but I've made a few changes of my own. Check out Modified 5 Minute Chocolate Cake for a more satisfying recipe.
ammont2 8 months agoAwesome, needs more milk and sugar though.
saranatour 8 months agoneeds a salt pinch and rubber because of micriwave add vanilla and put in oven not microwave
andrewjyerk 8 months ago