Hello friends !
This post of mine has been a long pending one. I had promised Zee that I would post this recipe before Diwali!!
But due to my hectic office hours and Kiddo at home, I could not keep up my promise !!!
So during this Eid break, I just thought of making this cake exclusively for posting in Wiseshe !!!
Firstly ,let me confess you that I am a big chocoholic!!! Hope many of us are !!!
Many a times, whenever I get some chocolate craving,I just sit and flip my recipe book or browse some cookery blogs and satisfy myself !!! But when I came across this recipe, I had never turned back!!!
This recipe comes handy If you have some unexpected guest at home or if you get a chocolate craving at the middle of the night !!! this can be done in a jiffy!!!
Ok so if you are a truly chocoholic and run out of time for baking elaborate cakes and don’t have a convection oven , and have not made a single cake in your life, you are more than qualified to tryout this recipe !!
The Five Minute Chocolate Mug cake
Recipe courtesy Not Quite Nigella
• Flour 4 tablespoons
• Sugar 5 tablespoons
• Cocoa 2 tablespoons
• baking powder a little less than 1 teaspoon
• instant coffee powder 1/2 teaspoon (optional)
• salt a pinch
• egg 1
• milk 3 tablespoons
• oil 3 tablespoons
• chocolate chips 3 tablespoons
• vanilla extract few drops
This recipe is made in MICROWAVE mode. Hence we require microwave safe coffee mugs but I did not have any MW safe mug so I just used my MW safe cereal bowl. This recipe serves two persons !!! So you can make it in two coffee mugs and serve it just like that !!!! It is super easy to make this cake . you just need to mix in all dry ingredients, whisk egg and add the wet ingredients and Miocrowave for couple of minutes .
How simple it sounds !!!
Yes it is very simple
But please have a quick glance through my step by step method
Take a MW safe mug/bowl, add 4 tablespoon flour
Now add 5 tablespoon sugar to it . If you prefer to eat your cake with ice cream 5 tablespoons of sugar is enough or if you love to eat your cake plain, then add 1 more table spoon of sugar
Add 2 table spoon cocoa powder. I used hershely’s cocoa powder. I am not sure whether it is easily available elsewhere. But any cocoa powder would do the purpose !!!
Add a little less than 1 tea spoon baking powder (please be sure with the measurements or your cake may taste bitter ) and add 1 tea spoon instant coffee powder ( I added bru instant coffee powder ) and add Add a pinch of salt too
Now it is the time to add wet ingredients
Add 3 tablespoons each milk and cooking oil ( you can use canola oil or olive oil But I did not have any . so I just used sunflower oil )
Whisk one egg very well in another separate bowl
Pour the egg to first bowl
and mix well ensuring the there is no flour stuck at the bottom
Add 3 tablespoons of chocolate chips on top of the batter.
Finally Switch on your MW oven and remember friends this should be made only in microwave mode and not convection mode .You can see the cake rises while cooking and has reached up to the brim of the bowl
Check on the consistency-it should be cooked but still moist and gooey .If it is still not cooked, microwave on another 30 seconds on medium heat. Remember, it will cook further on standing.
Microwave (medium power) for 1 minute and 30 seconds . That depends on your microwave power .
Make sure that the batter covers just the half of your mug/bowl. Because this cake rises while cooking.
Allow to cool a little and serve with ice cream.
Now what are you waiting for !!! Slice it or simply dig in from the bowl and enjoy your cake Even If you don’t have icecream at home , just enjoy it with some nutella/ fresh cream/ chocolate sauce !!
I had a second helping of the cake with some nutella. It tasted yummm.
You could see the cleaned/licked bowl and plate !!!
- If you want to cook it in two MW safe cups, then you just need to make this batter half and pour into two cups and microwave .please note that you should MW only one cup at a time )
- For egg substitute, you can add 3 tablespoon curd as well
- Hope everyone loves the recipe !!!
See you all with more simple recipes !!!
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