For a quicker option, just mix 1 box of angel food cake mix together with 1 box of cake mix of your choice (strawberry is good, or devil's food works for a good vs evil kinda thing). Store in an air-tight canister. When you you are ready to make a cup, use 1/3 cup of the mix along with 3 tbsp water. Stir and microwave for 50 seconds. Yummy!
I am posting this as my 13 year old whips up this receipe. This is her specialty chocolate cake for two. She makes this and serves it on a plate drizzled with warm hot fudge topping on top and some powdered sugar. She tops this off with 2 glasses of cold milk and two forks and we have some great mother daughter time!
I'm sorry, but this is an insult to cakes everywhere! This basically tasted like cooked egg whites. I tried doctoring it up afterwards with frosting, chocolate syrup, and chocolate chips, but to no avail.
I had high hopes for this but unfortunately it really sucked. The texture is odd, but i could easily get past that if it tasted good. It doesnt necessarily taste BAD, its more like it tastes nothing. Not enough chocolatey goodness.
I think that if there were changes made it could potentially be good. I am going to try adding more sugar and some chocolate chips to sweeten it up. Also, I cooked it for the full 3 minutes, and I think I will just do 2.5 minutes next time, to keep it from being rubbery.
what a great little recipe.
i used whole wheat flour - it was all i had. and it still turned out fine. i did decrease the milk to 2 Tbsp. and only microwaved for 1 min. 40 seconds. i was really impressed.
This is great topped with powdered sugar.
Thanks for posting this.
I've never had microwave mug cake before, so I can't really judge. But as far as a general cake recipe goes, I would not try this again. It was bland, gummy on the bottom and clumpy elsewhere. I threw most of it out. Sorry.
I added a handful of mini chocolate chips then served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Pretty good for such a fast dessert.
This was quite good, and most definitely did it's job, topped with some reddi-whip, when I had a late night craving for something chocolate and sweet, but it was too late to start a baking project. I did find it just a tad bitter, and I think next time (and I will make this again) I might try using dutch process instead of baking cocoa for a smoother flavor. I think that would make it perfect.
I've made microwave cakes before & they usually never turn out, but I was desperate for some cake. 5 stars because it was better than any of the others I tried. To up the choc factor, I added about a TBS of hershey's syrup & threw a handful of chips on top after it came out.
This works out beautifully. The best part has to be the look you get when someone is complaining that they want cake. You can disappear and reappear 5 minutes laster and go "here"! and try not to laugh at the reaction LOL. I substituted 1tbsp of milk with irish cream. I find we like it better with 1 or 2 tbsp of choclate chips thrown in also. And don't forget frosting or hot choclate sauce of some kind to really make it dessert!