Five Minute Chocolate Cake

I saw this posted somewhere, I guess it’s also been circulating around the internet – well, I love chocolate, I figured I’d give it a whirl. This is one of those quick things you can make when you’re craving chocolate, but don’t want to go through the ordeal of a massive baking project.

In a coffee cup, mix the following ingredients:
4 Tbsp cake flour (or about 3 1/2 Tbsp regular old flour)
4 Tbsp sugar (I do a bit less than this and it’s fine)
2 Tbsp unsweetened baking cocoa
1 egg
3 Tbsp Milk (I use skim and it works fine, so I’m guessing it doesn’t matter)
3 Tbs oil
Small splash vanilla
Small handful chocolate chips (optional)

Stir well and microwave for three minutes – this time could vary depending on your microwave. The cake will puff up over the top of the cup – but once it’s out of the microwave, should deflate somewhat. This can serve two (face it, it’s not health food…) or one. I think it would go really well with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream (I don’t have any) or sprinkled with powdered sugar (I don’t have any) or topped with whipped cream (I don’t have any).

But, it’s yummy. And mine should have cooled off by now, so I’m gonna Publish this post and go eat my cake.

P.S. It’s ugly cake. Really ugly. So if yours looks funny, you’ve done it right.

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  1. YUUUUUUM! Going to try this tonight!

  2. I’ve gotten this in my in box twice now. I wondered if it was worth the hassel (cause I’m lazy like that). Thanks for playing guinee pig for us.

  3. Can I just say that is fucking brilliant?! Cause I just did. And it totally is!!

  4. Word of caution: I’ve heard that the chocolate chips get really melty and all hot (I didn’t have any so I didn’t use ’em)… so bite carefully! Don’t want any burned tongues on my conscious (ooh, that sounded… odd).

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