I love chocolate cake, but I rarely have time to make a beautiful layer cake. So when I want to satisfy my craving for cake, I make my 5 Minute Chocolate Cake in a Cup.
I was mixing it up and thought I'd share it with readers again. I posted the recipe on the blog a while back, but some of you may not have seen it.
This cute and delicious chocolate cake can go from thinking about cake to actually eating cake in 5 minutes. Does it make your mouth water just thinking about that gooey warm chocolate?
5 Minute Chocolate Cake in a Cup
You’ll need microwave-safe mugs or cups or small Pyrex baking dishes. You can make this recipe in 2 or 4 cups depending on how large a cake you want. I actually use 4 cups and serve them on their matching saucers. Cute little small cakes to serve. To make it extra special, just add a dollop of me whipped cream or vanilla ice cream on top of the cakes for a really yummy dessert.
- 4 tablespoons self-rising flour
- 4 tablespoons any kind of sugar (white, raw, brown)
- 2 tablespoons cocoa
- 1 egg, beaten
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 3 tablespoons oil (canola, safflower, sunflower, or generic vegetable oil)
- 3 tablespoons chocolate chips
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Place mugs in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts power. The cakes will rise beautifully. Remove from microwave and allow to cool a little. You can tip it out onto a plate or serve the cup with its saucer and a spoon.
If you want to get fancy, you can mix up a batch of chocolate frosting. Here's my recipe for that. It makes a bunch, but you can actually divide it up into small freeze bags and defrost a bit when you need it.
Best Chocolate Frosting
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2/3 cup Hershey's Cocoa Powder
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Let me know if you try this delicious, fast and easy way to get a chocolate fix.