Super-quick chocolate cake

I was sent this recipe by email, source unknown, so unfortunately I can’t attribute it.  It was labelled ‘The most dangerous cake recipe in the world’.  Why? Because it’s so quick and easy that you are only ever 5 minutes away from chocolate cake.  I haven’t tried this yet but I plan to – soon!

2 tablespoons cocoa

4 tablespoons of flour

4 tablespoons of sugar

1 egg

3 tablespoons milk

3 tablespoons oil

3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)

A small splash of vanilla extract and your favourite tipple

1 large coffee mug


choccake1 Add the dry ingredients to your largest mug and mix well.  Add the egg and mix thoroughly.  Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.  Add the chocolate chips if using, vanilla extract and a drop or two of your favourite tipple, then mix again.


Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts (high).  The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don’t be alarmed!

choccake3Allow to cool a little and tip out onto a plate if desired.

EAT!  (This can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous).  If you’re feeling very, very naughty, cover liberally in Bailey’s Irish Cream.


Without any of the whipping and creaming associated with sponge cakes I’m intrigued to know what this is actually like.  If you try it, please let me know how it turned out – it certainly looks delicious!









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11 responses to “Super-quick chocolate cake

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  2. Have a bite for me will you? 🙂

  3. angelcel

    I will … I’ve been told it’s quite tasty. (I had worried it would come out as hard as a bullet)!

  4. Kawmadie

    i just made this and its very bitter….it came out really nicely and smelled wonderful but since there’s no sugar it tastes quite bad…..i want to make it again with sugar, how much sugar should i put in? i was thinking about 2 tablespoons

  5. angelcel

    Hi Kawmadie,

    Well I *still* haven’t made this so you’re well ahead of me here and I’d only be guessing therefore on the amount of sugar. Two tablespoons sounds reasonable to me. If you try it like this, will you let me know how it goes?

  6. you actually missed 2 most important ingredient :

    4 tbsp of flour
    4tbsp of sugar

  7. angelcel

    iron butterfly: You are so right. I transferred this straight from the email recipe I received and *clearly* it was missing something vital! Thanks so much for pointing this out. This will teach me not to post things when I’m in a hurry. 😀

  8. Wylizzle

    Abso-lutely wonderful. Serve with chocolate custard and a splodge of raspberry jam:)

  9. Meg.x.

    What kind of flour? Plain or self-raising?

    • Jayne

      Meg: I’m guessing that self-raising would be best (for a lighter result) but I have to admit, I *still* haven’t made it. Let me know how you get on.

  10. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Thanks for sharing. Just whipped it up in a desperate attempt to have my chocolate fix. The measurements were a bit much… or else my mug was too small. A small disaster of overflowing but the overflow was tasty too!

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