Friday, October 30, 2009

10 Minute or Less Chocolate Cake for Two

Have any of you gotten the email about the 5 minute chocolate cake in a mug? Well, I did when pregnant with Miss A, and if I had a craving it was definitely CHOCOLATE!!! One day, I got this huge craving for chocolate and had none in the house so I decided to try this 5 minute microwave chocolate cake in a mug. I was vastly disappointed with the results and told myself never to try that again.

Well, today is Jared and I's anniversary and we will basically be celebrating it apart. Jared left for work at 5:40am, will work till 5:45pm, go to class from 6pm-8:30pm, and then is heading back to work for who knows how long so he doesn't have to work tomorrow (we have a college/career's activity). I...must...have...chocolate when I am stressed;) So I decided to give it a whirl again. I know, you're probably thinking, "Bad idea, it didn't turn out the last time and you'll be wasting ingredients when you have to throw it away." I did about 5 minutes of research looking over 4 different microwave cake recipes and then decided to combine some different aspects of each. I also looked over the different reviews to see if there were any suggested changes. Here is what I came up with and man was it delicious (btw, it is about 2 times the size of a regular slice of cake).

Cake Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1/2 tsp. almond
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
Chocolate Sauce Ingredients
  • 3 and 2/3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon baking cocoa
  • 3 and 2/3 tablespoons boiling water
  • Dash salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Spray a medium microwave-safe bowl with non-stick spray and set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the butter, sugar, egg, vanilla extract, and milk; blend together.
  3. Combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt; blend into the mixture until smooth. Pour into greased bowl.
  4. Cover and cook in the microwave on high for 3 to 4 minutes, or until cake springs back when touched. Since all microwaves cook differently, adjust the cooking time to accommodate your machine.
  5. While cake is "cooking" in the microwave, combine sugar, cornstarch and cocoa in a 1-cup microwave safe bowl.
  6. Stir in water and salt. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir in butter and vanilla.
  7. Let the cake cool 2-3 minutes, then cover the bowl with a plate and turn both bowl and plate upside down so the cake falls onto the plate.
  8. Pour chocolate sauce over the top and let rest another 2-3 minutes.
  9. ENJOY!
You could also serve this with the 10 Minute or Less Homemade Ice Cream.

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