Monday, 19 January 2015

Microwave Chocolate Cake in a Mug ~ Secret recipe challenge 19th Jan 2015


This is my assignment with the Secret Recipe Club.The aim of the club is that you are allocated a blog from which you have to select a recipe and try it and blog about it. For the month of January my assigned blog was Melissa's Cuisine. Melissa lives in with her husband and cute little baby. She is a baker, photographer and cook and spends a lot of time reading cook books cover to cover.

Looking through her blog was fun and I enjoyed making the white chocolate christmas trees and the single serve Coffee cake in a mug. I couldn't find coffee in the ingredient list so instead I added cocoa to my mix to make it a chocolate cake. I used the measurements in Melissa's recipe but I think my mug was too tall and the cake did not fill my mug to the top so I remade it again and doubled the ingredients so that I could get a photograph of the cake showing  in the mug. The cake turned out gooey and fairly dense almost like a chocolate brownie. I guess this was because the recipe did not have egg in it. I am not complaining though, the cake tasted delicious and was chocolicious and delectable.For sheer indulgence a scoop of vanilla ice cream would have taken it to heaven.



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Microwave Chocolate cake in a Mug


The most chocolicious cake that will melt in your mouth and curb the chocolate craving..

Ingredients:
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder.
  • few drops vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate chip

Method:

1.In a bowl sieve together the flour, cocoa, salt and baking powder.2.Add the sugar to the flour and stir it in.3.Add the vanilla and the milk and 3/4 of the chocolate chip and mix together to form a cake batter of dropping consistency. 4. Pour the batter into a 10cm tall coffee cup and sprinkle the top with remaining chocolate chips.5. microwave on high for 45-60 seconds.Check the cake is cooked by inserting a skewer in the cake, if it comes out clean cake is ready. Serve the cake straight out of the microwave with a dollop of vanilla ice cream for sheer indulgence. For sheer perfection a dusting of icing sugar would not go a miss.
Details
Prep time: 5 mins time: 4Total time: 6 minsYield:1 serving








36 comments:

  1. Yum! I love this because sometimes I just want a chocolatey dessert but later at night when the idea of whipping up a cake or something is NOT happening :)

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  2. I made a mug cake once and it didn't turn out too great, this recipe is different so I want to try it again. I love the idea of it! Yours looks wonderful!

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  3. Adding chocolate to a recipe is always a good idea if you ask me!

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  4. How fun would this e to make?! My kids would love it!

    http://makingmemorieswithyourkids.com

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  5. I make chocolate mug cake from time to time (usually around midnight) and it always hits the spot even though it's not the best cake. This recipe is different, so I might have to try it (and a brownie texture sounds much better to me)

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  6. This is actually awesome! I have had mug cakes for a while, and they are great for when you just want a cake but don´t want to bake a full big one that is going to go to waste!
    Beautiful pictures!

    myunsettlinglife.blogspot.com

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  7. THIS is genius!!! I'm all about making food in the shortest available time frame as I can so i'llbe giving this a whirl! x

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  8. I made it once too.. amazingly easy and delicious one

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  9. I am going to try this tonight when my husband comes in with my shpping ive ordered , looks great

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  10. This is so going to be made tonight. January is being pretty dire and I need something sweet to make me smile

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  11. Wow, I had no idea you can have such a lovely treat in just 6 min. Going to try it out :-)

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  12. So quick, I love it! Perfect for the munchies. I'm going to give this a go very soon.

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  13. Sounds fabulous and so quick. I'm pinning this for future reference.

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  14. That looks amazing! and I love the fact it is in a mug :)

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  15. Yum, yum! I love chocolate cakes :) Recipe looks very easy so will give this a go when I'm in need of sugar ;)

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  16. lemme grab that cup dear!! yumm yumm

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  17. This look amazing and so quick to make - perfect when you need that quick chocolate fix!

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  18. This sounds right up my street, quick and easy! Such a great idea! xxx

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  19. Wow it looks incredible! Can you come up with a caramel or treacle type one, as I am not a fan of chocolate cake. #IfYouDon'tAskYouDontGet x :)

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  20. I've never made a cake in a mug, but this looks like an easy and tasty recipe!

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  21. This looks yummy and a recipe that I can use to fit with my food intolerances. I shall be trying this soon :-)

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  22. oh.my.goodness.....this looks amazing. I could eat this right now and it's making me feel hungry just looking at it. Yum!

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  23. What a great idea - simple and delicious! Glad to be part of SRC with you!

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  24. Argh so simple so tasty looking and i don't have a microwave!

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  25. Oh these are cute and so quick to whip up too!
    Janie x

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  26. I love mug cakes.
    I've a lovely Nutella mug cake recipe over on my blog which we print out and give to the teachers as leaving gifts along with a mug and a jar of Nutella

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  27. CAke, ready to eat in such a short time ? I am totally sold!

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  28. I love that you can make a cake from start to finish in a matter of minutes. I'll be giving this recipe a go for sure!

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  29. This is one recipe I am so trying, ive seen it mentioned everywhere x

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  30. perfect portion control and any time can enjoy it

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  31. Never made a cake in a mug. I will try it out soon. Love the Beatrice Potter mug. Bet it was from when your girls were young.

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  32. I keep meaning to join Secret Recipe club and I think I might have enough recipes on my blog now. I also keep meaning to make microwave mug cake - thanks for the reminder on both counts!

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  33. Oh that is a great idea. Reminds me of those deserts you buy in the chilled cabinet. Are they called Gu or something like that.
    Liska xx

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  34. I love making these when I've ran out of pudding in the house! x

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