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Link to 5 minute chocolate cake in a mug!

edited 8 December 2009 at 8:23PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • NickiNicki Forumite
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    Yuk!

    Mine came out rubbery.:confused:
    Try reducing the time you cook it for. Microwaves really vary in intensity and even a few seconds here and there can make a big difference. When I tried it, it was quite dense but in a chocolate brownie kind of way, really moist and not at all rubbery and it worked really well hot with ice cream as a quick pud as others have said.
  • am i the only one without a microwave.
    really fancy this one:o
  • rovers wrote: »
    am i the only one without a microwave.
    really fancy this one:o

    I've not got one either.....I'm very tempted to go round to my mum's house and use her ding machine. :cool:
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  • I don't have a nuker either - but I prefer it that way, they are ugly and take up too much space, when I had one I hardly used it and so prefer to be without one. They are good for quick steamed puddings though and the choc pud in a mug looks like fun too.
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  • I've just put mine in the micro, 2:24 left and counting....
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  • Ok, I'm not massivly keen. It looks gorgeous, quite soufflé like in appearance, but it really thick and dense, I even added extra milk and less flour hoping to thin it out a little.

    I wonder if using self raising flour or some raising poweder would help this?
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  • mrbadexamplemrbadexample Forumite
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    How long will it need in a 750W microwave please? I have a previous unhappy experience of microwave cake. :(
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  • How long will it need in a 750W microwave please? I have a previous unhappy experience of microwave cake. :(

    It should be 4 and a half minutes by the maths, however I did it in a 700W microwave on full for 4 minutes 20 and it still looked soggy. I then did it for an extra minute and it was fine but a little bit rubbery.

    I would suggest 4 minutes, leave to stand and see what it looks like. However someone did it in 3m45 in a 650 microwave so perhaps 3 and a half would be safer?
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  • I sometimes make a syrup sponge in the microwave, it takes only a minute to cook in my 900watt oven but I put the bowl in a bain marie and cover with cling film, comes out lovely and moist! I do use self raising (I even use SR for shortcrust pastry, works a treat!)
    Maybe a dish of water for the mug to stand in would work well.
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  • sb44sb44 Forumite
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    I tried this today but I had to use Twinings Drinking Chocolate and it was too rich (I think it has bits of sugar and chocolate flakes in there).

    It was edible and def a quick choc fix, was a bit like those death by chocolate deserts that you get in a restaurant.

    My 9 year old liked it but my husband couldn't eat it.

    I will have to buy some cocoa powder and have another go.

    My micowave is a 900w and it took 3 minutes so def a quick dessert.

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