Dangerous Cake

4 April, 2009

Abi sent me this recipe for The World’s Most Dangerous Cake, presumably in the sure knowledge that I would be unable to resist trying it. It works a treat. You make cake mix in a mug, microwave it (the sense of panic you feel as the cake rises rapidly out of the mug is nicely offset by the smell of FRESHLY BAKED CAKE emanating from your microwave) and revel in the fact that five minutes ago you had no cake and now you have cake.

It is, however, just spongecake. It needs some kind of icing or sauce. I wonder whether a chocolate sauce layer could be made to float on top of the cake mixture prior to cooking (though that could get very messy), or added in the bottom of the cup for a nice drizzly effect when you turn the cake out onto a plate.

Coffeecake has also been requested.

However, these experiments will have to wait until I am less full of cake.


The most dangerous cake recipe

4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
a small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.
Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts (high).
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! (this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous).

And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world?

Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night!
You are going to print this out straight away, aren’t you…



  1. For some reason this made me lose the game…
    Did I just link the game to chocolate cake? you can thank me later 😉

  2. Mmmm I’m just stealing your reciepe.. its the best thing since em non 3 minute microwave regular cake!!

  3. The cake is a lie. I have no microwave 😦

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