Wednesday, 22 April 2009

5 Min chocolate cake? For Real!!

I saw this recipe for chocolate cake cooked in a mug in the microwave on Kate's blog and thought...can this be so????! But Kate said it worked so.....I thought I will have to try it. 

And the very next day we had guests for supper. Can I call my daughtrs fiance a guest anymore? I make him set the table now!!! And our good friend Ken the bachelor who needs to be fed now and then...well okay Ken is not lacking in the food dept - just the HOMEMADE food dept. Seriously, Ken, you are just fun to have over!!

So, after a stop at Cosco for the first time in 10 years (except to get my new glasses which is why I renewed my membership) I came home with $349 worth of stuff - BIG stuff. Dear husband reminded me of why I did not renew my membership 10 years ago. A whole other Blog item!!
I digress!
You would think I would have thought of something for dessert but the bulk buying kind of distracted me. 
Dinner was delicious.....fabulous!

After supper the guys settle in for a little hockey (the sit on the couch kind), but dear husband was craving something sweet (and not his wife at this particular moment)
He discovers that the chocolate covered almonds secretly stashed are gone from the bottom drawer of the dining room buffet - my fault! Dear daughter points out his upset mood at this discovery which really means "MOM where did the choc covered almonds go?" 

Some hiding place eh? The whole world now knows where they are - or were. 

So I get on the computer and download this recipe from Kates blog. 

4 tablespoons flour 
4 tablespoons sugar 
2 tablespoons cocoa 
1 egg 
3 tablespoons milk 
3 tablespoons oil 
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional) 
A small splash of vanilla extract 
1 large coffee mug (MicroSafe)

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 chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again. Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts.
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.EAT ! (this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous).
And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world? Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night! 

Wonderful with vanilla ice Cream! The recipe is now in the kitchen basket of fav's! 
I followed it to the "T" - okay I added a little more chocolate chips - because!

And no, I did not eat the chocolate covered almonds -  I have a dress to fit into in three weeks remember? The chocolate covered almonds are, as I type, on a greyhound bus on their way to Thompson, Manitoba because what mother sends a package to her son and doesn't include some chocolate treats!!! I mean really!

The rest of the family will just have to get over it....and the chocolate in a mug I think softened the blow!

This is a must try treat. 
And you MUST let me know if you try it!!

Blessings to y'all!


Cheryl said...

I was sent this recipe quite awhile ago and tried it out then. It has been made a few times when chocolate is needed in the evening for a craving fix! It is good isn't it? And Kate is right, we are only 5 mins away from chocolate and that can't be good!!

Kate said...

Told you. Except you take WAAAAAAY better photos then me! ;0) Glad you enjoyed it...I have 4 months to fit into my dress so I just may have to make this one more time. LOL

Julie Cortens said...

Oh Kate, fess up time....
I FORGOT to take a picture of the cake...the guys were waiting for their chocolate I found this on Google images and have no idea who took it.
But next time I make it there will be a photo!