By lil'chef_3 on September 19, 2008
Photo by Andi of Longmeadow Farm
Photo by Andi of Longmeadow Farm
"Made in a coffee mug that you cook in the microwave! I got this from my nextdoor neighboor who found it on an internet forward. its delicous! It can be a little dry, try topping or swirling with chocolate syrup?"
Serving Size: 1 (132 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"I've been making this over the years, and I like it, it's fun, but I have to change it to make it palatable: buttermilk instead of milk makes it much more moist. Also, saturate it with chocolate chips. That will also help the texture/taste. I've gotten funky and, during the holidays, added Andes baking mints to the mix, red or green. That actually came out really tasty. The way I do it also tends to make a huge mess (because of so many chips, I think), so use a big mug! Also, do yourself a favor and grease the mug first."
"This fulfills a chocolate fix. It was chocolaty but disappointing at the same time. My microwave turned out more of a steamed pudding than a cake. It was not dry, in fact, it took on an almost rubbery moist texture. Not the fudge brownie texture I was expecting. Not a keeper for my taste!"
"I have seen this recipe several times on Zaar and in emails I have received. So I kept out of curiosity. I tried it today and I had to comment. I did not like it. It was rubbery and took on that odd texture microwave foods do so many times. It was too oily also. Yes it did only take 5 minutes! (1-star) It may take 6 months to work off the fat and sugars. With so many great cake recipes on Zaar, I don't think saving the time was worth the calories consumed and the so-so flavors!"
"Do you really mean 3 Tablespoons of oil in one mug?"
"This was pretty good actually. I have seen the recipe before in one of those forwarding e-mails but never actually tried it out. Last night my husband wanted some chocolate cake and I really didn't want to mess up the kitchen after scrubbing it down for the evening. So I thought I'd look for a quick chocolate cake recipe. This was pretty perfect in terms of how quick it whips up and the mess that it makes. But it doesn't taste like cake, it's too dense and has more of a dry brownie texture to it. Maybe the 3 minutes was too long in our microwave, I'm unsure. I did run my fork along the edges of the mug to turn it over onto a paper pate so that I could pour some hot water in the mug to be sure I wouldn't have cement in them and that helped greatly in keeping the clean up a breeze. Next time I'll add some nuts to it and maybe top it off with some whipped cream when it turns out of the mug. I would make this again in a pinch."
"turned out a little moist. but when all stirred together it was kinda like a moist brownie sudae minus all the other crap! needed a cake fix, and this fit the bill nicely. thanks for a great recipe!"
"I need to try it with the suggestions on making it more moist."
"Big hit with the family tonight when we wanted a treat! I only used 1 TBS. oil, however...it came out quite good. Topped it with light Cool Whip. Will make it again, I'm sure!"
"Double the amount and bake in a medium, doughnut-shaped silicone mould for 3 minutes - serves the whole family - and neighbors! Baked like his it turns nice and moist every time. I usually serve it with chocolate pudding and strawberries (or oranges) in the center. It is beyond perfect! Works for any occasion and it is done at warp-speed...
"This is a great recipe. Yeh it comes out very moist, but it tastes good and is VERY quick. I used honey instead of sugar, probably less than was called for. I used yogurt instead of milk. Whole wheat flour and no chocolate chips. I will definitely plan on making this again. I have an 800 watt micro and ran it for 3.5 minutes."
"I was not impressed with this at all. It was dry, spongy, too bland and just overall a disappointment. I think I'll just stick to Warm Delights."
"Delish! I didn't have normal flour so I used self raising flour and cooked it for 2 min 10 sec in my 1100 Watts microwave. There was quite a lot so I halved it with my bf and ate it with vanilla ice cream and custard. YUMM!"
"I've seen this recipe around the net for a while now, but never tried. I was in the mood for a chocolate something with vanilla ice-cream today though. This turned out to be just what I needed! I made up the entire amount of batter (added a dash of salt too), then poured half of it into another mug and cooked that for 2 min and 20 sec. It was a little tough textured but excellent with the ice-cream. The chips melted in the bottom which made for a nice saucy top on the plate. The other half of the batter is in the fridge and I'll report back after I cook it. Thanks for the quick fix, lil' chef_3!"
"i used brown sugar and margarine instead of oil, minimize the cooking time to 2min 30 sec in an 8oo watt microwave and got a fluffier cake. it remained moist at the bottom. i will add choco chips next time for a burst of moist chocolatey goodness :-) i simply top it with yogurt icing and it was wonderful!"
"Just tried. This cake is spongy (is that a word?). It really needs salt badly. I think that that will balance it out but haven't yet tried. Overall, very good. Just needs some tweaking."
"I was really disappointed by this. The texture was like a sponge and it was pretty flavorless. I ended up dousing it in chocolate syrup."
"My bf loved this cake and was amazed that this cooked in 3 minutes. Considering it's microwaved, it was decent, but I thought the texture was a bit off. It was easy and quick though and only made a mess of a measuring spoon and mug so I definitely can't complain there. I added about 2 tsp of peanut butter which complimented the flavor."
"I had a lot of fun making this! I am fresh out of chips, walnuts and baking cocoa, but I used dark drinking chocolate and added Penzey's cinnamon. I put the ingredients in a tall latte mug and it took exactly 3 minutes. You're right, even without the chips it has a lot of chocolate flavor. A perfect quick dessert. I can't wait to make this with my niece & nephew."
"This is actually pretty good. If you are looking for a cute little dessert for two make this in a mug and split it between 2 small serving dishes. Three minutes is plenty. I also added peanut butter chips. YUM!"
"For a cake baked in microwave, it was good. I just cooked it for 2 minutes and it was a bit dry, so i think that the chocolate chips and probably some chocolate fudge or maybe strawberry jam would make this a whole lot better. I would also add a pinch of salt and a pinch of baking powder. It's a good recipe, you just need to tweak it according to your taste. Thanks lil'chef!"