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The Most Dangerous Dessert!

March 1, 2011

MHK reader Debbie brought this recipe to our attention last week; it apparently has been circulating around the interwebs for a couple of years, but it was the first we’d heard of it, so we gave it a try.  Basically this is chocolate cake that can be made in five minutes, which is why it’s been labeled as the “most dangerous dessert.”  Is it the best chocolate cake ever?  No.  Is it so good that you’ll want to make it every day?  No.  But for five minutes of work, it’s pretty decent.  For those of you who have had that molten lava cake many restaurants offer, this is very similar (minus the liquid fudge center) in taste and texture; almost soufflé-like.  One mug makes enough for two people, especially if you serve vanilla ice cream with it, which we highly recommend.  Some experimenting with this recipe is probably in our future – we’re interested to see what happens if we reduce the amount of flour, add other ingredients like peanut butter or chopped raspberries, etc.  If you have any good versions of this dish, let us know. Enjoy!

5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

1 large coffee mug

4 tablespoons flour 

4 tablespoons sugar 

2 tablespoons cocoa 

1 egg 

3 tablespoons milk 

3 tablespoons oil 

3 tablespoons chocolate chips

A small splash of vanilla extract 

Add flour, sugar, and cocoa to mug; mix well.  Add the egg and mix thoroughly.  Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the chocolate chips and vanilla extract, and mix again. Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes. The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don’t be alarmed! Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired. Eat!

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