Mix all dry ingredients. Add milk, vanilla extract and oil and until well blended. Spray a microwave-safe cup with cooking spray. Pour the batter into the cup.
Microwave at full power for 1 minute. Depending upon the strength of your microwave and shape of your cup or container, you may need to cook the cake longer in 15 second increments until done.
As long as you don't overcook it, it won't turn rubbery. Since it contains no eggs, you don't have to worry about salmonella with the short cooking time. Also, the cake will puff up so don't fill a very small container. It needs some room to rise.
It's not a fancy cake but when you eat it warm with whipped cream, ice cream or a chocolate glaze, it tastes pretty good.
You can change the flavor of the cake by adding drops of various extracts: almond, mint, etc.
Worked perfectly! I was surprised! Isn't quite like a real cake baked in the oven of course but not bad in a pinch and if I were a kid I certainly wouldn't even notice.
Jun 21, 2014
sweetesttasty Member since: May 8, 2010 REVIEW:
Fun summer project with the kids! I measured all the ingredients out for them and the mixed it as directed and then watch with excitement when we took them out of the microwave. I used some canned frosting to spread on top of each one but they were pretty moist and technically wouldn't really need frosting.
Nov 1, 2013
I love this recipe! I like to sub the cocoa for a packet of dark chocolate hot chocolate and add a dollop of Nutella. Great with Whipped Cream
Oct 11, 2013
Guest Foodie REVIEW:
I agree that this version of the 1 minute cake turns out better than some of the other "mug" cakes that are floating around online. They all seem to be rubbery but this one is the most cake-like that I've tried. Good job!
Jul 16, 2013
jking88 Member since: July 16, 2013 REVIEW:
just afte adding the dry ingredients I added white chocolate and milk chocolate chunks to make it the ULTIMATE chocolate cake...mmmmm...nice topped with ice cream
Jul 10, 2013
This is the best mug cake I've tried. I've made a couple other ones taht have less ingredients but this one has the best flavor and is most cake like.
Jan 23, 2013
This is by far the best microwave cake recipe out there, and I have tried many. Super quick and adaptable, it is not at all spongey as is usual with most other recipes. Soft and fluffy and with some good quality chocolate and a healthy splash of milk in the bowl it's a to die for late night fix. Thank you!
Dec 12, 2012
i looove baking REVIEW:
GREAT!!! I love it sooo much and I am going to make it and give some to my mum because she is poorly :( I will eat the rest don't worry :D great recipe- you can also use hot chocolate powder if you don't have any cocoa like me!!
Nov 21, 2012
cool beans REVIEW:
This is an amazing recipe for all ages. This is so brillant. The flavor is great. If you need a easy dessert recipe try this. It is great. I am going to ask my home ec teacher if my class can cook this at some point. I LOVE IT.
Jun 15, 2012
THIS WAS AMAZING! Such an easy quick cake and low in calories too!
Does anyone know if I cook it less if it will become gooey?
May 3, 2012
Apr 26, 2012
Baking bob REVIEW:
So dont mix it (cook it obviously) and just eat it and it tastes like chocolate rice crispies with oatmeal