Thursday, April 2, 2009

chocolate lava cake in a mug! in the microwave!

this is adapted from this recipe at the Mennonite Girls Can Cook blog, which has become one of my favorite food blogs.

in a large mug, whisk together:

4 tbsp flour
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp white sugar
2 heaping tbsp cocoa powder

then add in:

1 egg
3 tbsp oil
3 tbsp milk
a splash of vanilla extract
a splash of orange extract (optional, but delicious!)
dash of salt

whisk together thoroughly until well combined.

chop approx. 2 oz. chocolate. i used 1 part dark chocolate to 2 parts milk chocolate, because that's what i had. dump on top of the batter but do not stir.

microwave for ONE minute, then stir. microwave another 20-30 seconds, and voila! chocolate cake in under 5 minutes.


this would also be good with peppermint extract and/or a small handful of andes mints. i guess technically this isn't a lava cake because it's sort of lava throughout- some of it is solid and some is liquid, and that's exactly how i like it! this would be great to share because it's very rich.


Justin said...

yeah, mint in this would be really good

Jolyn said...

a little more rubbery than what cake should be, but still tastes wonderful!

Stella Gifford said...

I just made this and it is AMAZING! So much better than the other one I've been making from a bowl. I used Heavy whipping cream instead of the milk and olive oil, and a tsp of almond extract and a splash of vanilla. Seriously, I'll make this again; and again and again! Perhaps a little underdone with a total time of 1:30 (at least with my microwave). Also, don't -thoroughly- mix the liquids with the dry ingredients. Just mix until combined, that should help it not be tough. Mix the first set of ingredients well though.

Thank you so much!

Kira said...

deeeelish! i substituted a mashed banana for the oil and milk to make it healthier :) works great!