Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Fru-Gal's Kitchen: 5 Minute Chocolate Cake!

This is a really fun recipe and a convenient, quick way to satisfy those chocolate cravings! You actually bake the cake in a coffee mug for 3 minutes in the microwave! I guess that allows for 2 minutes of prep work. :)

5 Minute Chocolate Cake (serves 1-2)
Ingredients per mug
4 tbsp. flour
4 tbsp. sugar
2 tbsp. cocoa
1 egg (I substituted flax seed)
3 tbsp. milk (I substituted rice milk)
3 tbsp. oil
3 tbsp. chocolate chips (optional)
splash of vanilla
1 large coffee mug

1. Add dry ingredients to mug, mix well. 2. Add egg and mix thoroughly. 3. Pour in milk and oil, mix well. 4. Add chocolate chips and vanilla, mix. 5. Put mug in microwave and cook for three minutes on high (if mug is small, cake will rise over top of mug). 6. Allow to cool, tip out onto plate!

Powder sugar would probably be a good choice for a light, dairy-free topping. This cake is very dense and rich, so light might be best if you want a topping. We just ate it plain. Have fun! Let me know how it goes. :)


  1. What is flax seed and how are you able to substitute it for eggs? I always am trying to find the healthier alternative when baking. Does it affect the texture or taste of whatever you're baking?

  2. Hey Alyssa, Flax seed comes from the fruit of a flax plant (just looked that one up)! :) It is very healthy and a great substitute for eggs in most recipes (especially for baking). One egg = 1 tbsp. ground up flax seed mixed with 3 tbsp. hot water. You let the flax seed and water sit for a few minutes, as it coagulates and becomes the same consistency as an egg. Then, just use in your recipe as you would an egg. It doesn't affect the taste, but it can alternate the texture a little if compared to the same recipe with egg (say a cake). However we have found the difference to be minimal and most of our friends cannot taste the difference. :)