5-Minute Chocolate Cake

31 Aug

Sunday calls for simplicity, so I want to present you with this super simple recipe for 5-Minute Chocolate Cake.  I admit that there are better chocolate cakes out there, but this one is chocolately, sweet, and a pretty darned decent dessert to whip up when a sudden chocolate craving strikes.  I traced the recipe back to Dizzy Dee’s blog, and she has photos of the process, unlike greedy me, who tried it out last week without any thought of documentation for my bloggy peeps.  Sorry, folks, I was too busy craving that chocolate.

Five-Minute Chocolate Cake

Here’s what you need:

  • 4 tablespoons cake flour
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 mug


Mix flour, sugar and cocoa. Spoon in one egg. Pour in milk and oil and mix well. Put in microwave for 3 minutes on maximum power. Wait until it stops rising and sets in the mug. Tip contents out of mug and into saucer and enjoy!

It was a total fluke that we have cake and pastry flour at our house because I never use it and can’t remember at all why we have any in the first place.  (Note that there are differences in flours between Canada and the U.S., even in flours that are identically labelled.  So this might work with all-purpose flour in Canada, I just haven’t tried.)  I think I could safely cut out a tablespoon of sugar without missing the sweetness.  I want to try this again sometime with pecans.  I don’t know if they’d just all sink to the bottom, but chocolate and pecans in a five-minute cake?  Now that could be mere inches away from Heaven.

4 Responses to “5-Minute Chocolate Cake”

  1. Mamasphere August 31, 2008 at 9:35 am #

    This? This is an answer to my prayers, lol. I LOVE cake, but making a whole one spells BIG TROUBLE. I’ll definitley give this a try!

  2. kgjames September 1, 2008 at 1:55 pm #

    Thanks a LOT Fawn >:\ J/K Actually, I’ll take it as a sign that I am supposed to make this cake b/c I’ve now seen the recipe posted twice by unrelated groups this week…
    🙂 Kimberly

  3. Marianne September 2, 2008 at 5:02 pm #

    I agree that this spells trouble, especially for my newly minted diet and exercise regime (day 3 today). I do think I’ll have to scribble this recipe into the back of my cookbook thouhg, for those times when I just have a craving!

  4. zac September 16, 2008 at 11:22 am #

    Nice post! 🙂

    I gave the recipe a go and it didn’t end up that great: http://vimeo.com/1716239 or http://cook.bamdone.com

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