Friday, August 29, 2014

Chocolate Extreme Mug Cake


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Chocolate Extreme

Chocolate three ways. A perfect mix of fudgy brownie; rich, molten chocolate; and chocolate chip laden, dense chocolate cake. Chocolate overload.

Chocoholics rejoice!

You can treat yourself to a chocolate overload in less than ten minutes. Yes, I said less than ten minutes. But beware, this is an extreme recipe.

Use Exact Cooking Time and Measurements

Three factors are extremely important in achieving a cake texture that is a perfect balance of fudgy brownie and rich, gooey, chocolate chip laden, dense cake - cooking time, using the exact amount of flour, and using the exact amount of egg.

Recipe Research Found...

  1. Before making this recipe I researched chocolate mug cake recipes. What I found is that all of the recipes have the same basic ingredients. 
  2. The ingredients that vary are the amount of egg used, the amount of cocoa used, and the amount of vanilla extract used. 
  3. The cooking time also changes from recipe to recipe because of the wide range in microwave wattage, 300 watts to 2600 watts. 

Equipment


1 - 14 ounce microwavable mug
Measuring spoon set
a dinner fork

Ingredients


4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
2 tablespoons whisked egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips I used semi-sweet chocolate chips. Next time, I'm trying milk chocolate chips.
1/8 to 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions


  I tried mixing the dry and wet ingredients with a spoon and with a fork. The fork worked best.




  • Add all of the dry ingredients to the mug and mix. Level each tablespoon of flour, sugar, and cocoa. Exact measurements are important.
  • Add the egg and combine well with a fork. It gets pretty stiff, but don't quit

                                             

  • Stir in milk and oil.
  • Add chocolate chips and vanilla.
  • Stir well.
  • Place the mug in the center of your microwave.
  • Microwave  for the following times:

  1. 1000 watt oven       3:00
  2. 900 watt oven         3:07  My microwave is this size.
  3. 700 watt oven         4:00
Microwave ovens come in many different sizes. If your oven is a different wattage, check the chart at:  http://www.microwavecookingforone.com/Charts/   to see the correct cooking time for your microwave.

  • Don't worry if the cake expands past the top of your mug. The cake will shrink back into the mug when the cooking stops.
  • Remove from microwave 
Now You Get to Make Some Choices

  1. You can eat the cake hot, warm, or cold.
  2. You can eat the cake in the mug. 
  3. You can eat the cake turned out onto a saucer. Bill and I like ours on a saucer.
  4. What topping do you want: glaze, frosting, whipped cream, or ice cream? Bill likes chocolate frosting, but I like a simple powdered sugar glaze.
Glazed Chocolate Extreme Mug Cake -  Homemade Happiness on a Plate!

Powdered Sugar Glaze

1/2 cup of powdered, or confectioners, sugar
1 Tbsp of milk

Combine the two ingredients and whisk with a small whisk until the mixture is smooth. Spoon or pour over the top of a plated mug cake.

Yield: about 1/4 cup of glaze