I'll give it this, it was a pretty good mug cake for the most part. The chocolate are totally unnecessary and made one of the cakes an oozy, nasty, under cooked, mess. I can totally live without this one. I had this at friend's house and had to have the recipe! He didn't know where he got it but he knows the date - it was on the receipt he wrote the recipe on. Great when you want just one serving of dessert.
MOLTEN CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE
Takes 5 minutes from start to finish, and tastes like a cross between a molten lava cake and a chocolate soufflé! With a moist, cakey outside and a gooey, saucy inside, it's hard to believe it's made in the MICROWAVE!
Serves: 1 large Mug or small bowl (enough for 2 to share)
INGREDIENTS ¼ cup flour ¼ cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Hershey's) ½ teaspoon baking powder Pinch of salt 3 tablepoons (1½oz) melted butter 3 tablespoons whole milk, at room temperature 1 smallish egg, at room temperature ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 1 oz (28 grams) semisweet chocolate, lightly broken up 1 tablespoon water
In a 2-cup capacity microwave-safe mug* (see note), whisk together with a fork, the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt until well combined.
Add in the melted butter, milk, egg and vanilla. Whisk well to combine, making sure to mix in the flour mixture in the bottom.
Place the chocolate pieces in the center of the mug. Do not push down; it will sink as it bakes.
Drizzle the tablespoon of water right on top of the batter.
Cook in microwave on full power for 1 minute and 20 seconds to 2 minutes (1 minute and 25 seconds is my magic number), or until the cake rises to the top, the edges look set but the center looks ever-so-slighly wet and shiny but not raw, and sticks slightly to the finger when touched. Do NOT overbake to ensure that saucy, molten-y interior. If the center still looks raw then give it another 5 to 10 seconds. The cake will fall after it comes out of the microwave.
Let it cool for about 5 minutes so you don't burn your tongue, but the waiting also help thicken the sauce in the bottom.
Share with a loved one or enjoy all by yourself...not gonna judge:))
* A short mug with a wide mouth works best for this recipe. If not available, a small bowl could be used instead. To know if your mug/or bowl is the right size, pour 2 cups of water in it and this should fill it to the top.
* If trying to avoid the microwave, this cake could be baked in a 400F/200C oven for 10 to 15 minutes.