The Most Dangerous Chocolate Cake Recipe

My mama e-emailed this recipe to me, and I'm not sure whether she did it because she loves me, or she wants me to die of dessert overdose.

It's a chocolate cake in a mug!! HELLO! I ate it for lunch today, because I decided that it would take less time to make than a turkey sandwich.

Maybe that's not true, and I ate it today because it's chocolate cake in a mug, but you get the point.

5 Minute Chocolate Cake Recipe

4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
A small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well.
Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the vanilla extract, and mix again.

Put your mug in the microwave 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 onto a plate if desired. Enjoy!
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66 comments:

  1. bless your ever loving soul. chocolate cake in a cup sounds like my downfall!

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  2. god bless your ever loving soul and your mothers. chocolate cake in a cup will be my untimeley death!

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  3. I tried your recipe but, sadly, my cake came out quite rubbery and unappealing...Any idea what I did wrong?

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  4. OK, this recipe is going to get me in a lot of trouble. If I mix up the flour, sugar, and cocoa in a large batch in advance, I can cut the prep time to say 4 minutes flat. :-)

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  5. Haha, thanks for the amusing comments! Anon, I'd try to cook it a little less, since your microwave might be more powerful than mine (got mine in a raffle in 2004--yep. You just turn the crank for the time/temp you want. No buttons or anything). You might also want to let it cool a bit. Then it goes from fudgy to slightly spongy and cakelike.

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  6. I discovered this recipe, via stumbleupon.com and had to try it, though it was 10:30pm, way past the time I should be consuming anything sweet.

    I have a great microwave and it nuked beautifully in 2.5 minutes, wow! I can't wait to surprise my husband with it.

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  7. I love this recipe. I have made it 3 times, all while drunk and twice it turned out great. The not-so-great time happened when I substituted hot cocoa mix for the real cocoa. I could not get the hardened substance out of my Christmas mug and ended up having to through out the entire mug. NO SUBSTITUTIONS! Delish!

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  8. Do you use real cocoa or hot cocoa mix? If its hot cocoa mix, which kind?

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  9. I now know exactly what I will be having for breakfast, lunch and quite possibly dinner tomorrow. Damn you!!

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  10. I did the math on the ingredients and if I eat the whole thing, which duh, it's 750 calories. Better go for a run first ;)

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  11. I made this and it turned out a little rubbery, but totally delicious!

    For a little more naughtiness, I suggest a dollop of cream on top, it'll seep through the bubble holes and moisten it up
    =D

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  12. I found this via stumble. Best discovery ever!

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  13. wow i didn't really think this would actually work, but it did!!!

    Thanks, i'm eating it whilst writing this now :)

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  14. awesome, I was just sitting here wishing I had something chocolate. I can't wait to show my friends and family.

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  15. Added caramel ice cream topping to mine. Made it sooooo much better. :D

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  16. It's great. My microwave did the job in less than two minutes. Gosh... I'm going to have a choco cake overdose now...

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  17. To really make this cake yummy (and many more calories) you can add to it! :) We made this tonight with friends (instead of studying). Here's how we changed up the recipie:

    Took the yolk out of the egg (to cut down on the "eggy" flavor we experienced)

    Added: Hershey's chocolate syrup
    Caramel ice cream topping
    peacans
    chocolate chips
    coconut
    and 1 large marshmallow to the middle of the whole thing after it was all mixed together --- this is not advisable because the marshmallow got as large as a small tennis ball and wasn't a significant addition

    Suffice it to say we had a very large coffee mug!

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  18. I was out of sugar so I substituted it with 3 tablespoons of honey, 1 tablespoon of rum, and one packet of splenda. Although probably not as good as the original recipe, it was okay.

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  19. While "stumblilng" tonight I found this recipe... even though it was 11:30pm I decided to try it. It's now 11:47 and I have this rubbery chunk of chocolate cake beside my computer. It is edible, and would cure an emergency chocolate craving but I wouldn't suggest serving it to company.

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  20. ... Ok im stocking my office at uni tomorrow!

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  21. Chocolate is deadlyJuly 21, 2009 at 2:14 AM

    This is great i made it then everyone else made me make it for them this is a great job (750 Calories= 10k For me)

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  22. Can put butter instead of oil?

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  23. hahaha...this recipes amazing...but ive seen it before on another website...it was.... wwww.dizzydee.com/recipe/chocolate-cake-in-five-minutes

    ~?~

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  24. I discovered this a while ago after my mummy sent it to me..i guess we both have loving mothers X3 i've changed it a little by substituting oil with melted butter and changing a tbsp of sugar for cocoa. Also make sure if yoy have a high powered microwave to put it on a lower setting (about 1000 watts) or put it in fo less time. Its a little like pudding so delicious with ice cream!

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  25. My cousin and I just tried to make this, but unfortunately, it turned out dreadful. After we put it in the microwave, it started to smell really gross, and once we took it out, it didn't smell good, or taste good at all. It was all rubbery, with a horrible after taste.

    Maybe we made it wrong? Who knows. I'm guessing so since all of the other comments say it works perfectly. I'll try it again sometime.

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  26. Pretty good! Only thing I changed was I put a pinch of salt and a handful of chocolate chips in... which of course sank to the bottom and left and nice little surprise for me. And it was a big helping! I could only eat about half of it. I quite liked the fudgy-ness of it. Props.

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  27. Looks like a cake, tastes like a cake although a tad rubbery. 2.5mins and use a paper towel.
    Think i'll try another with choc buds added.

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  28. homfg this is so evil. but amazing. The cake turned out pretty dang good considering i made it so fast. Texture wasn't perfect but still tasted like chocolate cake. 8D I plan on experimenting with this a lot in the future. *0*

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  29. It is amazing I cannot believe it worked!

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  30. Delectable.
    No other word for it.

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  31. my cake didnt taste like anything.........:(((

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  32. I didn't have any cocoa powder, so I used chocolate ice cream topping. It wasn't bad for something so quick. I think it just needs a little icing.

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  33. So I played around with this recipe a bit. I replaced the oil with butter and whipped the egg. I cooked it for 2 minutes and 30 seconds instead of 3 minutes. And I topped it with cream as another person suggested. I like the results a lot. C: Came out with a better texture. Less spongy. But quite different from the original result. Om nom nom.

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  34. I LOVE THIS RECIPE
    I've made it many many times. Thank you so much!

    I also found this by stumbleupon.

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  35. No b'day cake for my son, so i whipped it up in less than 4 mins!! Had candle on the top. Gr8. would be sooo good with chocolate custard!! & a dollop of cream!! OMG!!!!!

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  36. i have added a link of you recipe to my facebook group 'mug + microwave + awesome' thankyou you so much for this recipe i tryed it 2 mins after i read it and it was great. few things i would change but keep these recipes coming
    thankyou
    if u have any problems with this please contact me thur this group thankyou for hte insparation to start it

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  37. thank you, stumbleupon. this is my new favorite thing to eat. i think i just proved to myself that i never need a man in my life, so long as i have this to fall back on!

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  38. Just finished making a second one for me and the younger brother, when you're pushing 2:30 and looking for a lunchtime substitute... nothing beats chocolate cake.

    Added a Tablespoon of chocolate chips and a pinch of salt as well as beat the egg a bit to make it more fluffy as i didn't like how rubbery the first one was.

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  39. i was stupiddddd and used whole wheat flour instead of cake flour. turned out...tasting like whole wheat flour. might as well go the whole way on this one :]

    if you make a quick batch of liquidy chocolate icing and drip it over the cake, it is delicious delicious :D

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  40. A perfect 5 minute fix for the girls AND their mama! ;)

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  41. In a mug - a single serving. Of course a girl needs chocolate! An with a houseful of girls how can I go wrong here. I am sooooo trying this out!

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  42. Found this via stumble as well...so exciting!!!

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  43. i think it would taste better if it was made with hot chocolate mix and a bit more sugar

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  44. This is going to make my afternoon, thanks so much!

    -hughandarlo.blogspot.com

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  45. I added a stick of butter and three bacon slices and it was REALLY good.

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  46. Thanks. As if I wasn't fat enough. Seriously though, I can't wait to try this out.

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  47. i'm totally making this tonight after dinner!

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  48. Hahaha loving this recipe and all the preceeding comments saying exactly what I want to say! It's 10pm, I don't care, this cake is GREAT! Thanks :)

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  49. I just stumbled across your recipe, brilliant, I will give it a go shortly.

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  50. Like many other comments on here, I too "stumbled upon" this. I live in a dorm and this recipe is perfect for a quick chocolate fix.

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  51. i stumbled upon this as well.. deff my best discovery yet... sweet jesus take me away!

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  52. No no no, cachocolatey desserts arent supposed to be this easy. You have thrown off the natural order of things and for that I love you. I dont know you but I love you.

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  53. I found this recipe on stumble! I love the idea can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing

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  54. I'm a little scared and totally excited at the same time!

    I made pumpkin pie custard in a mug a few weeks ago. It was definitely NOT a success. It resembled pumpkin flavored scrambled eggs. DISGUSTING! So bad I felt guilty subjecting my boyfriend to it!

    If you want to follow some of my crazy cooking adventures check me out on Facebook at "KD by Demand."

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  55. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=5405029&l=7c9958a83b&id=575395319

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  56. Loved this recipe for a long time and just had it again recently and it was the best one yet. *o*

    I replaced the oil with butter and whipped the egg beforehand. I cooked it for 2:30 instead as well to insure it didn't get spongy. Topped it off with whipped cream that seeped wonderfully into the cake making it very moist. So good. Thinking about adding some chocolate chips next time too.

    I think the most important thing to remember here is to not cook it too long. Try cooking at 2 minutes or 2:30 at first just to be sure.

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  57. damn this is SOOOOOO COOL I love it !

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  58. Well isn't that just a smart thing to do. One of my friends just pointed me to your site and already, I love it! Awesome Idea, I'm doing this ASAP!

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  59. Okay, I just realized that I have been to your site before. I'm such a goof:/ I'm following you now so there will be no mistaken this time:) Have a great weekend!

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  60. I changed the recipe:

    4 tbs of flour with baking powder
    4 tbs of sugar
    2 tbs of cocoa
    a pinch of salt
    1 egg
    3 tbs of milk
    3 tbs of virgin olive oil
    a splash of vanilla extract
    2 coffee mugs

    mix the dry ingredients in a coffee mug
    beat the egg in a small bowl
    mix in the rest of the wet ingredients to the egg
    mix in the dry ingredients to the egg mixture
    seperate the mixture into two coffee mugs

    MICROWAVE ON HIGH FOR 1 MINUTE!!!! :)

    add vanilla ice cream over! SOOOO YUMMY!

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