Five Minute Simple Cake Recipe

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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

Ingredients

•    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
Method
Take a MW safe mug/bowl, add  4 tablespoon flour

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  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

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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 !!!

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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

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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 )

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Whisk one egg very well in another separate bowl

 Whisk one egg very well in another separate bowl

Pour the egg to first bowl

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and mix well ensuring the there is no flour stuck at the bottom

 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 .

 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.

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.

 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

 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 !!

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 I had a second helping of the cake with some nutella. It tasted yummm.

You could see the cleaned/licked bowl and plate !!!

 Note :

  • 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 !!!

Bye  🙂

See you all with more simple recipes !!!

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90 COMMENTS

  1. sounds so yummmmmm 😀 i usually make cakes in OTG…once i kept it in microwave for 5 mins n it turned into biscuit.:P Now i know why. ‘ll try this nxt time for sure. :-))

    • Thank You Jyoti
      even I too bake in Convection mode !! but when the choco craving hits at its peak, this is the only rescue !!!
      If you cook more time in MW ,it turns hard I mean hard a s rock.
      even I to had my share of soggy bread and rock hard cakes :silly:

  2. yummmmmm dis just lukss yummmmm mitha send sum, my plate is ready :plate: it luks so delicious. :-)) ok i have yielded to temptation m gonna make it rite now..chef is ready :party: :cake:

  3. I make this one often. everyone in my family loves it. the thing with a microwave is it cooks the cake starting from the inside and then the heat spreads outward. So you need to be careful while making a cake in the microwave otherwise it becomes hard 🙂

  4. How sweet of you to prepare the cake again exclusively for this post!

    This cake looks super-yummy and easy to make…gotta try this when I have friends over!

    • i wana try this right away…i have alll the ingedients xcept cocoa powder and baking powder….Grrr…main cheezein to hain hi nahi 🙁

    • thats my pleasure Swati !!
      thank you !!!
      Please try out this recipe and am sure your friends would visit you more often!!!
      plz make sure that u serve it with a scoop of icecream it tastes yumm !!!

  5. yyiiiiipppppeeeee!!!! Thans so much Mitha!! ur an angel!!

    and this seems so easy!! i mean…i can make this in a cup!!! 😯 😯 😯 m gona get cocoa powder and bakin powder asap now! gosh! i cant wait t try this…

      • haan….i feel so bad when oven exclusive recipes come out and look so gorgeous but i cant make any….but this is so within my reach! yeyyy!!! and its so simple too! thats the best part…no measuring and messinest involved.. 🙂

    • Hey I made this post exclusive for you Zee !!!
      I know how many time I had been promising U !!!
      Hey u can make it plain even without cocoa powder
      add a little bit of essence (vanilla or any flavour)
      Have u tried it out !!!
      i hope u could make this for ur bro when he visits u next time !!!

  6. thnx a ton mitha for postin such a delicious 5 min cake… i made it 2day n m havin it ryt nw,b’lieve me it tastes awesome… reminds me of yummy brownies i love to hv.. all u girls out here who hvnt tried this yet,go n try,i bet u’ll keep cravin 4 more… hehehe :laugh:

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