Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Almost instant molten chocolate cake
You can make a warm chocolate cake in less than 5 mins and only mess up one small dish - yes!
Whisk 1/4 cup flour, 5 tablespoons sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, 1 egg, 3 tablespoons milk, 3 tablespoons vegetable oil and a dash each of vanilla extract and salt in a large mug until smooth. Microwave until puffed, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle with more cocoa powder. (From Food Network Magazine, April 2011, p.93)
Yay Reid for posting this!
He and Jamie were painting the exercise room and I wanted to make them a treat. I had just reorganized my magazine clippings into a file and came across this very quick and easy warm chocolate cake. I doubled the recipe and it made enough for all three of us.
PS - I've heard you can add some chocolate chips or a spoon full of peanut butter to the middle of the cake, before microwaving. Maybe you could try it with a mini version of your favorite chocolate bar (Mounds in the middle....yummy).
Yes Joelle - it's delicious! Using good quality cocoa of course (Sharffen Berger for me). Watch that you don't over cook it. Mine was a tiny bit too firm.