Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Fast and Easy Chocolate Cake

I was craving chocolate cake yesterday but didn't feel like going out to get any nor did I want a whole cake that I would have to eat myself. I've seen this recipe around and have been wanting to try it so this was the perfect opportunity. I had everything on hand and it was simple to put together.

I was ok, but nothing great. It's good for when you are really craving chocolate cake but don't have any other options. I found it chewy and lacking any realy chocolate flavor. I may try it again with some chocolate chips and see if that helps it but I'm not sure if it would make a big difference.

Fast and Easy Chocolate Cake

4 tablespoons AP or cake flour
4 tablespoons sugar (I used 3 tablespoons of vanilla sugar)
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk (I used vanilla soy milk because that's what I had)
3 tablespoons oil
Splash of vanilla extract (I forgot to add this)

In a large mug mix together the flour, sugar and cocoa powder. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.

Cook for 3 minutes in the microwave. Invert the cake onto and plate and enjoy!


Cheryl said...

My ex sister in law just turned me onto that! Very cool!

Pam said...

Microwaved cake? Wow. Quick, simple and tasty. Great recipe.

Missy said...

I haven't made this yet but am forever surprised when chocolate cakes don't call for at least a pinch of salt! I will definitely add a small pinch to mine! Also maybe a sprinkle of espresso powder to intensify the chocolate flavor. Thanks for the recipe! Can't wait to play!