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Wednesday, 29 December 2010

The most dangerous cake recipe in the world

I was given this recipe some years ago but it still a favourite of mine and I thought I share it with the rest of the world.   It is called the 5 minute chocolate mug cake.

First take one large coffee mug and add the following dry ingredients:-
4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa

mix well then add the following:-
one egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil

mix thoroughly and then add the following (optional) indgredients:-
3 tablespoons chocolate chips
small splash of vanilla extract

mix again.

Now place your mug in the microwave and cook for 2 minutes at 1000 watts.   (the original recipe stated cooking for 3 minutes but I think this is too long)
The cake will rise over the top of the mug, not be alarmed by this.

(I think I should have used a slightly larger coffee mug)

Allow to cool a little, tip out onto a place and EAT!  (this could serve 2 !!!)

And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe it the world?
because now you are only 5 minutes away from a chocolate cake at any time day or night.


  1. Aahh I remember you giving me this recipe - it is yummy! The only problem here is we don't have a microwave (even more reason to invest in one I think!)

  2. Fabulous!!! Will definitely copy this recipe and try it out. How fun would that be to whip up a cake in 5 minutes for a surprise guest... TFS.