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1 Minute Cake

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ready in: under 30 minutes
serves/makes:   1

recipe id: 80465
cook method: microwave
1 Minute Cake Recipe
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2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon sugar PLUS"PLUS" means this ingredient in addition to the one on the next line, often with divided uses
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons cocoa powder
1 pinch salt
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon oil


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.

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182 calories, 5 grams fat, 33 grams carbohydrates, 3 grams protein per serving.
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Member since: May 8, 2010
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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.

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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

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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!

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Member since: July 16, 2013
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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

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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.

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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!

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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!!

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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.

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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?

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