Friday, October 28, 2011

5-minute Chocolate Nutella Cake

While jumping from work to Facebook to Twitter yesterday, I saw this tweet from Baker Street saying "Chocolate Buttermilk Pound Cake" Immediately, my craving for chocolate cake hit me!

Okay, with the things I am doing, I cannot spend that much time in the kitchen, instead, I searched the internet for those 'mug' cakes.  You see, the internet is my savior in times like this.

There are so many versions out there, so many that I chose those with stories behind them so I would know what they think about it.  After I have chosen one recipe, I hit the kitchen and made myself this chocolate mug cake.  True to the writer's word, I was done in less than 5 minutes.

Looks yummy, right?  Don't be deceived.  this mug cake turned out to be rubbery and hard, more so when it cooled down a bit.  Have you tried reheating a piece of bread in a microwave for too long? That's how it turned out.  Not good. 

I was disappointed of course, but then again, I really want some chocolate cake!

Off to the kitchen again and tweaked the recipe remembering the times when I bake.  What could have gone wrong with that recipe?  I remember making a one-minute peanut butter cake before so I revisited that post and found my answer!  Baking powder and shorter cooking time.

Here's how I did it in 5 minutes.

Chocolate Nutella Cake

3 Tbps all purpose flour
3 Tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 Tbsp cocoa powder, unsweetened
1 egg
1 Tbsp nutella
3 Tbsp milk
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1 Tbsp chocolate chip

Instead of mixing everything directly in the mug (which most of the recipes in the internet says), I mixed the ingredients in a separate bowl.  This is not rocket science, just mix everything up until moistened.

Transfer to a mug, in my case, I used a ceramic bowl with flat bottom.

Pop it in the microwave, set to high and cook for 1 minute 30 seconds.

Now this is what I am looking for! Dense, moist and simply delicious.

One big bite for me, please?

This is for quick eats, oven baked is still better but this will do ",) for now...

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  1. Galing dudut! will try this. it sure beats all that cleaning up after baking =)

  2. WOW! I'd love to try this too! Looks so moist... I want a big bite too :D

  3. You got that delicious beauty done in under 2 minutes? Wow...way to go!

  4. Great! I am definitely going to try this, thanks for the recipe :)

  5. I once got to watch an episode of Rachael Ray featuring a woman who loves microwave mug cakes, she was able to make a lot of recipes. Well, baking is something I only hope I can do, but since wala kaming oven, siguro bili na lang muna ako sa pastry shops. Haha.

    Hopping from Food Trip Friday.

  6. Just so you know, we make this several times a week now. Gonna try it tonight with peanut butter instead of Nutella, since we ran out of Nutella.

    1. thanks Amy! i'm glad you and your family are enjoying the simplicity of this cake :)

      and thanks also for letting me know, i appreciate it very much!

  7. My son wanted a Nutella cake for his bday. What I did was begged the local cake shop for a chocolate base and spread nutella on top. Oh! If only I found this earlier, this would have saved me time and I can do it over and over... But i'll try this anyway. Thank you very much. (jean)


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