Recipe: Five-minute Chocolate Cake

I first saw this recipe in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise section "Lake Clear News" and wish to give credit to Charlotte Hall. I am not sure if now having the ability to make chocolate cake in 5 minutes in my microwave is actually a good thing. Tasty, yes. This is instant gratification at its best.

Tip: Have your children help mix their own dessert.
5-Minute Chocolate Cake
(This recipe is all over in the internet and I couldn't find an original source.)
1 large microwave safe coffee mug
4 Tbsp. flour
4 Tbsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. cocoa
1 egg
3 Tbsp. milk
3 Tbsp. oil
3 Tbsp. chocolate chips (optional)
a small splash of vanilla extract

1. Add dry ingredients to mug and mix well.
2. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
3. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.
4. Mix in the chocolate chips and vanilla extract.
5. Place mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes on High. The cake will rise above the top of the cup. Remove from microwave .
6. Remove from microwave and let cool.
7. Enjoy!


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