Link to 5 minute chocolate cake in a mug!

edited 8 December 2009 at 8:23PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • has anyone tried to make the 'cake in a cup'?

    I've have two goes today and they've both come out rubbish (at best :mad: )

    all the instructions i've found state a 1000w microwave - i have only 800w so am adjusting slightly with timings.

    has anyone been successful?

    regards,

    mm
    x
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  • Nicky2905Nicky2905 Forumite
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    I've made one before and it came out fine, don't know if I can post links? It's on fb...
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/5-MINUTE-CHOCOLATE-MUG-CAKE/85427078942?ref=nf

    don't know if link will work......
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  • Pink.Pink. Forumite
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    Hi missiemog,

    I've made it in a very old 650 microwave with no problems and my boys loved it, although it's more like a sponge than a cake. I followed the recipe on this thread:

    Link to 5 minute chocolate cake in a mug!

    I'll add your thread to that one later to keep the replies together.

    Pink
  • Nicky2905Nicky2905 Forumite
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    oh, and I have 800w and it was still fine - are you using a different recipe or the same one as on this fb page? xx
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  • Nicky2905 wrote: »
    oh, and I have 800w and it was still fine - are you using a different recipe or the same one as on this fb page? xx


    same recipe. all the chips sank to the bottom and was a gloopy mess. the cake rose fine but was a bit gelatinous and not the nicest tasting.

    maybe my expectations are a tad high...!
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  • Nicky2905Nicky2905 Forumite
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    ah, I didn't use chips in it - maybe that makes a difference? x
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  • Nicky2905 wrote: »
    ah, I didn't use chips in it - maybe that makes a difference? x


    am giving it one final go - sans chips!!
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  • tried it one last time. used a bigger cup and it came out a bit nice looking, but is quite stodgy - bit like a steamed pudding.

    i guess when i think cake i think light and airy, which this is not.

    will try it with kids for pudding after dinner and will report back. (no point me eating it, as i have a rather horrible cold and can taste nothing!)

    thanks for everyone's replies.
    x
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  • Nicky2905Nicky2905 Forumite
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    yes, it's definitely more a sponge pudding than a sponge cake, I served it hot with ice cream and the kids loved it x
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  • edited 5 September 2011 at 6:11PM
    rosie383rosie383 Forumite
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    edited 5 September 2011 at 6:11PM
    I have made it many times and it is definitely more like steamed pudding. Perfect with custard. Yum

    My recipe is easy peasy.....
    4tbsp pl flour
    4tbsp sugar
    2tbsp cocoa
    1 egg
    3tbsp milk
    3tbsp oil
    chocolate chopped up (I never bother with this....just sometimes for a treat)

    Mix dry ingred in a big mug (or a bowl)
    Add in egg and mix.
    Oil and milk and mix.
    Choc if using.
    Microwave for 3 mins ( mine is 850W)

    ETA:
    Duh! Didn't bother looking at the link before writing it all out.Same recipe, but I cook mine for just 3 mins and it is perfect. 5 mins would leave it like rubber!!
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