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Microwave Cake

Don't knock it till you have tried it...  This is a simple recipe for a chocolate cake that is ready fast enough that even the kids won't mind waiting!  Best if you put chocolate frosting and whipped topping on it!
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yield: 1 large mug
active time: 5 minutes
total time: 7 min
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added by: Brian
cuisine: Desert
  • 1 large coffee mug
  • 4 tablespoons plain flour (do not use self-rising)
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder shopping list
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
  • Small splash of vanilla
  • chocolate frosting (optional)
  • whipped topping (optional)
  • cherries (optional)

Add dry ingredients to mug, & mix well.  Then add egg, vanilla, milk and oil and mix well.  Then add your chocolate chips (if using), and mix again.

Set mug in the microwave & cook for 2½ to 3 min at 1,000 watts (Total time is by user-discretion and will vary based on the microwave. The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed!

Allow cake to cool a little and then drizzle with chocolate syrup and top with whipped topping and cherries.