Chocolate Cake in 5 mins, Anyone?
Being a full-time baker, one of the questions I get asked quite often is how I do it. I get readers telling me that baking is difficult, much too time-consuming, or just too confusing. Well, now that the weekend’s here (everyone go ‘Wheee!’), I thought what better way to celebrate five days of hard work, than with a five-minute chocolate mug cake. And psst, no real baking required.
Five-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake
(adapted from here)
50g dark chocolate
3 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons plain flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons milk
- Melt the butter and chocolate in a double boiler. Set aside to cool.
- Add flour, ground cinnamon and sugar to a small mixing bowl, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and mix well. Add the melted chocolate and mix again.
- Pour the mixture into a large microwavable coffee mug. Microwave for 2 minutes on medium, 1 minute on high. It should be cooked (skewer test comes out with moist crumbs), but still a lil moist. Remember, it will continue to cook while standing.
- Allow to cool a little, give yourself a pat on the back, and indulge!