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Chocolate three ways. A perfect mix of fudgy brownie; rich, molten chocolate; and chocolate chip laden, dense chocolate cake. Chocolate overload.
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...
- Before making this recipe I researched chocolate mug cake recipes. What I found is that all of the recipes have the same basic ingredients.
- The ingredients that vary are the amount of egg used, the amount of cocoa used, and the amount of vanilla extract used.
- The cooking time also changes from recipe to recipe because of the wide range in microwave wattage, 300 watts to 2600 watts.
1 - 14 ounce microwavable mug
Measuring spoon set
a dinner fork
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
- 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:
- 1000 watt oven 3:00
- 900 watt oven 3:07 My microwave is this size.
- 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
- You can eat the cake hot, warm, or cold.
- You can eat the cake in the mug.
- You can eat the cake turned out onto a saucer. Bill and I like ours on a saucer.
- What topping do you want: glaze, frosting, whipped cream, or ice cream? Bill likes chocolate frosting, but I like a simple powdered sugar glaze.
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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