All you need to satisfy a Chocolate Cake craving is 5 mins and few basic ingredients!
I think I am following a trend lately. I realised that I by some unknown means end up posting a dessert recipe on a Monday. First I thought how bad is that since everyone is looking for meatless recipes and who on a Monday would like to make a cake or some sort of dessert on first day of a week?! But how wrong was I. I realised that well since Monday is sort of hard on almost all of us because well let’s be honest nobody wants the weekend to end and so eating and making a dessert on Monday night totally makes sense!!??
But in lieu of keeping Monday night after dinner dessert cravings really simple to make, I got you covered. A decadent, utterly chocolatey or to be precise DOUBLE CHOCOLATE cake that takes 5 MINS from start to finish from assembling and throwing all the ingredients in a microwave safe bowl/cup and letting it cook in microwave and then adding some extra chocolate chips & sprinkles on top because well extra chocolate never hurts, it is one dessert that is also EGG LESS, NEEDS NO BUTTER and naive cook friendly! ?
We have been making this for almost 4 months now and with time I have fine tuned it as per our tastes yet it still stays one of our favorite weekend treats which we like to enjoy while watching our favorite shows. It’s comes out super chocolatey and as you can see in last picture super fluffy too! So no dense, uncooked cake here. We are talking about really decadent chocolate cake that takes just few simple ingredients and only few minutes!
Now onto something crazy I discovered yesterday? There are people in this world who got so much free time on their hands that they don’t mind spending entire day just doing nothing!! I mean it’s a personal choice but I can’t see myself doing that at all! #callmecrazy
So If you love comedy and specifically stand up comedies, you might know Aziz Ansari and Amy Schumer. We have been waiting to watch this comedy show of theirs for the last 3 months and yesterday was the day. The show was supposed to start at 5pm and us being us were there even before 5pm and then after standing with the crowd for good one hour, we were told we won’t be seeing anything happening until before 7pm and we were like what and then to our shock we realised that the two comedians we came to see won’t be making their appearances until 9pm?!! But at last it was all done by 11pm!! and it ended up being loads of fun and laughter. But we both felt so bad because so much time got wasted just doing nothing! Lesson learnt : Always call ahead of time to make sure!!
And so I felt this 5 MIN DOUBLE CHOCOLATE MICROWAVE CAKE was much needed!!??
The only thing that you might need to perfect is the TIME. Every microwave is different and so each of you will find your own time that works perfectly.
For us exact 1 min 17 sec is what it takes to get our cake done in our microwave but as I said before it will vary for each one of you. So I would suggest to start with this time as a reference and if you find it is still uncooked, add 10 seconds and check each time until cooked completely and if overcooked, reduce time the next time. Hope it makes sense!
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- 5 tbsps All purpose flour
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- Pinch of salt
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 3 tbsps semi sweet chocolate chips
- 2 tsp oil (I use olive oil)
- 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 5 tbsp water
- Extra chocolate chips for garnishing
- Sprinkles for garnishing (optional)
- In a microwave safe bowl or cup, add all the dry ingredients and mix. Now add all the wet ingredients and stir until evenly mixed.
- Place it in your microwave and cook for 1 mins 17 seconds. Regarding how to find the right time to cook your cake in your microwave, READ THE SUMMARY ABOVE. Very Important.
- It will rise and it will be super fluffy and chocolatey. Add some more chocolate chips on top and enjoy!
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Vineetha @ Mint and Mimosas saysOctober 19, 2015 at 10:04 AM
Perfect quick fix for a sweet craving. Double Chocolate? Sounds amazing!
Manali @ CookWithManali saysOctober 19, 2015 at 11:26 AM
Love it! A great way to satisfy my chocolate craving which happens all the time! Glad you had fun at the show, I hate when things aren’t on time! Urgh!
Pooja saysOctober 20, 2015 at 3:39 AM
I don’t have a microwave. If i put in the oven will it work? Temp and time suggestions?
naivecookcooks saysOctober 20, 2015 at 10:15 AM
Well I have never tried baking this recipe in oven. This is a recipe for microwave since it’s an easy recipe and for days when you don’t want to turn on your oven. I am not sure about oven settings for this.
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy saysOctober 20, 2015 at 10:10 AM
We love mug cakes, as it gives us that chocolate fix that we crave, without having loads of leftover chocolate cake laying around.
Monica saysOctober 20, 2015 at 1:19 PM
I love your yellow mug! It’s so cheerful. The chocolate cake inside makes it even better. I haven’t made one of these in a long time and I think I should really soon. I’d just sneak a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. ; )
anupriya saysApril 1, 2016 at 3:26 AM
Any substitute for Apple cider vinegar?_
naivecookcooks saysApril 1, 2016 at 1:46 PM
Actually apple cider works the best for this eggless cake.
Darshna saysApril 16, 2016 at 3:06 PM
Hey I tried this recipe today. Turned out perfect n quick!! Just a query popped out ‘ can I make any other version of this recipe like plain vanilla cake or some fruit cake? ‘ it would be great for my little one’s last minute request 😉
naivecookcooks saysApril 16, 2016 at 7:20 PM
Hey Darshna! Glad that you enjoyed my family’s favorite mug cake 🙂 Yes you can create vanilla or fruit cake versions and I have them in my posting scheduled already. I would be posting them in few days! You can subscribe to my emails so you will get an email the day I post it 🙂
Shraddha saysJune 21, 2016 at 3:20 AM
Will definitely try this one.. i usually make biscuit cake but its not that much fluffy..hope this one is.. i too want the recipe for vanilla mug cake pls..
naivecookcooks saysJune 21, 2016 at 12:02 PM
Yes this one is really fluffy, soft and chocolatey Shraddha! You will love this! Working on vanilla mug cake recipe!