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    • Soapy955
    • By Soapy955 11th Sep 08, 5:25 PM
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    Link to 5 minute chocolate cake in a mug!
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    • 11th Sep 08, 5:25 PM
    Link to 5 minute chocolate cake in a mug! 11th Sep 08 at 5:25 PM
    Well I DID manage to find the recipe online, and as it is so easy and delicious I thought I'd re-post with the link.

    I hope you all enjoy it!

    http://www.desktopcookbook.com/recipe.asp?ID=29882

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    Last edited by Former MSE Dan; 08-12-2009 at 7:23 PM.
    I'm so sorry if you were enjoying this thread and mine is the last post!!

    I seem to have a nasty habit of killing threads!
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  • Beki
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    • 11th Sep 08, 5:32 PM
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    • 11th Sep 08, 5:32 PM
    Thanks soapie!
    • rosy
    • By rosy 11th Sep 08, 5:45 PM
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    • 11th Sep 08, 5:45 PM
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    • 11th Sep 08, 5:45 PM
    DS2 has just made this and is eating it as I type. DS 1 now , having seen DS 2's effort, is now in the process of making his own. It is really quick and easy & does look very alarming rising up over the mug ( it looked like a leaning tower of pisa in the microwave! ) but despite that it didn't keel over, just drooped! They are going to take recipe to uni with them. Definitely 10/10 for novelty value and for getting them inspired to cook something for themselves :-)
    • Soapy955
    • By Soapy955 11th Sep 08, 5:49 PM
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    • 11th Sep 08, 5:49 PM
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    • 11th Sep 08, 5:49 PM
    Glad they liked it!

    I used a big mug and did it for 3 mins 45 secs in a 650W oven. I think it'd be lovely with a bit of custard and you only have a tablespoon and mug to wash up!
    I'm so sorry if you were enjoying this thread and mine is the last post!!

    I seem to have a nasty habit of killing threads!
    • ead
    • By ead 11th Sep 08, 6:11 PM
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    • 11th Sep 08, 6:11 PM
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    • 11th Sep 08, 6:11 PM
    i'm sure my daughter will want to have a go

    many thanks
    • Fag_ash_lil
    • By Fag_ash_lil 11th Sep 08, 6:13 PM
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    • 11th Sep 08, 6:13 PM
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    • 11th Sep 08, 6:13 PM
    Well I DID manage to find the recipe online, and as it is so easy and delicious I thought I'd re-post with the link.

    I hope you all enjoy it!

    http://www.desktopcookbook.com/recipe.asp?ID=29882
    Originally posted by Soapy955
    Thanks for the link ..... it looks really simple ....

    I haven't got any cocoa at the moment .... I suppose drinking chocolate would be too sweet to use ??? :rolleyes:

    terri xx
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  • cagneyfan
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    • 11th Sep 08, 6:21 PM
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    • 11th Sep 08, 6:21 PM
    thanks! will make it soon
    • jo132000
    • By jo132000 11th Sep 08, 6:31 PM
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    • 11th Sep 08, 6:31 PM
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    • 11th Sep 08, 6:31 PM
    Wow...how cool, I may have to try this!!

    Do you think it would work if you didn't put the cocoa in, to just have a plain cake?
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  • tomterm8
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    • 11th Sep 08, 6:34 PM
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    • 11th Sep 08, 6:34 PM
    Thanks for posting the link Soapy. Unfortunatly, the resulting cake had a bit too much of a heavy texture for me, but it's certaily quick and easy.
    • angelnikki
    • By angelnikki 11th Sep 08, 6:41 PM
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    Microwave Sponge
    I always just half Curry Queen's recipe YummyYummy

    Here's a quick and easy sponge pudding that can be knocked up in a matter of minutes and zapped just as quickly in the microwave for those "must have now" comfort food moments


    The following quantities are plenty for 4 people and I often halve this to make a smaller version for 2 and cook for a minute or so less

    Ingredients (basic sponge)

    4oz butter/marg
    4oz sugar
    2 eggs, beaten
    4oz SR Flour
    2-3 tbsp milk

    Beat butter and sugar together, add beaten egg, fold in flour and add sufficient milk to dropping consistency. Pour into buttered microwavable bowl, cover with cling film, leaving small gap for steam to escape, and zap for 3-4 minutes on HIGH (based on 800W) ... leave to stand for a couple of minutes after.

    BE CAREFUL REMOVING CLING FILM AS STEAM WILL STILL BE PRESENT!!!

    Variations:

    Syrup sponge - place 2 tbsp golden syrup in bottom of bowl before adding pudding mix.

    Ginger sponge - add a tsp of ground ginger with flour (nice combined with syrup!)

    Chocolate sponge - replace 1oz/25g of flour with cocoa powder.

    Spotted !!!! - add a handful of sultanas/raisins to pudding mix.

    Upside down fruit sponge - add slices of pear, apple or pineapple etc (peeled and cored) in bottom of dish before adding pudding mix (pear is nice combined with ginger, cinnamon with apple, or even syrup too!!! YUM!!!)

    Jam Sponge - place 2 tbsp jam of choice in bottom of bowl before adding pudding mix.

    Lemon Sponge - add 2 tbsp lemon juice in place of milk and grated rind of half a lemon to pudding mix.


    I'm sure you can all think of lot's of other variations you can do too, adding fruit/spices etc...

    Enjoy!!!!

    Originally posted by Curry Queen
    Last edited by angelnikki; 11-09-2008 at 9:06 PM.
    • reverie
    • By reverie 11th Sep 08, 6:45 PM
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    Fab idea, thanks OP x
  • trying-very-trying
    Hubby had a very pleasant impromptu pudding tonight.
    I made this pudding up, doubling the quantities, and warmed up a tin of custard to which I added a teaspoonful of cocoa and a chopped up own label mars bar until the mars bar melted.
    Now, I'm not even a pudding person, but this will definitely need to be repeated
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    • Churchmouse
    • By Churchmouse 11th Sep 08, 8:08 PM
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    To be fair soapy, both Pink-winged and Penelope Penguin posted that they'd PM'd you, and later Penny actually posted a different link to the same recipe ( somebody's blog, that was word for word). Intrigued by Penny's first post to you, I copied the recipe into a word document, as I was worried it would disappear Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I fear for my already ample hips
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  • debbiemc
    I've just made this, we had it still hot with ice cream - very successful! Quite heavy and rich so you don't need a lot of it!

    Debbie. x
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    • linni
    • By linni 13th Sep 08, 3:04 PM
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    Tried it this morning and it looked disgusting until I cooked it! It came out lovely. Only trouble is the kids want me to make it again, and again, so am teaching them how to do it themselves. Great fun..... Thank you Soapy955 for this recipe...
    • skinnygirlnot
    • By skinnygirlnot 13th Sep 08, 3:53 PM
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    Yuk!

    Mine came out rubbery.:confused:
    • HariboJunkie
    • By HariboJunkie 13th Sep 08, 3:58 PM
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    I made it and found it far too dense as well. Thank goodness or I'd be making it all the time.

    Thanks for the reminder about Curry Queen's pudding Angelnikki!! I'll be making the syrup one for pud tommorrow.
  • NickiM
    Thanks for the link ..... it looks really simple ....

    I haven't got any cocoa at the moment .... I suppose drinking chocolate would be too sweet to use ??? :rolleyes:

    terri xx
    Originally posted by Fag_ash_lil
    I am sure you could do. It might be sweet but it should work out ok. Try it and see.
  • just thrifty
    Thanks for this! We don't have puddings very often, but sometimes I take a real notion for a traditional pud with custard. :-)
  • caledoniaquine
    Thanks for recipe will have to try it sometime
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