Last month I participated in an EtsyBlogger’s blog carnival about favorite recipes. If you follow my blog, you’ll know that I offered my pumpkin muffin recipe. (Now I’m going to have to make some of those this weekend.)
While browsing the carnival, I came across this fantastic recipe for 5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake on Holly’s SilverRose Jewelry blog. I love chocolate and I love anything baked, so I thought “why not?”
I have to say, it’s not the exact consistency of cake. It’s more dense and a bit more “wet”. Adding the chocolate chips really did do it wonders. Regardless, I do believe I would try it again…maybe with one tablespoon less of applesauce.
Oh, and I did modify the recipe a bit (you might have noticed that from the mention of applesauce if you’ve seen this recipe floating around before.) So here is my version of the 5 minute cake:
5 MINUTE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE
Makes 1 serving
WW Points: 8.5
1 Coffee Mug
1 tablespoons flour (plain flour, not self-rising)
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons baking cocoa
3 tablespoons egg substitute
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons applesauce
1 tablespoon chocolate chips (optional), some nuts (optional)
Small splash of vanilla
Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well.
Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and oil, and mix well.
Add the chocolate chips (if desired) and vanilla, and mix again.
Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes on high. The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don’t be alarmed!
Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate, if desired.
Finally, I should mention that I couldn’t remember who it was originally that I got the recipe from until I did some backtracking. While searching, I produced two other Etsyblogger members who had tried the recipe. Check out Tina Rice’s and Spotted Cow Soaps’ notes on the recipe.
If you try it, let me know!