Tuesday, July 21, 2009

5 minutes to cake?

Well, we've all heard about it - probably saw it on a blog, your friends on facebook may have posted a link, or put it on their status, someone you know has a tweet about it. But, is it any good? Well - I decided I had to find out!

So here's the rundown, you take a mug, toss some flour, sugar, cocoa (mix well) add some oil, milk and an egg and cook for three minutes. Literally five minutes worth of time pass before you pour a 'cake' onto a plate and slice it up.

Find the Recipe, complete with pictures, at Dizzy Dee

So what about the taste? Well, it's about what you would expect from the basic ingredients you add to it! However, it's something I found can be doctored. Here are a few things I've done to help it out. Probably the best one was chocolate sauce. It's ok in milk, it's good on ice cream, but on a hot spongy (ok almost rubbery) cake it soaks in and, man, was it tasty. I also put on some Lake Champlain Chocolates Chips and let them melt in. Yummy. It's also great with some sliced fresh strawberries. Unfortunately I was out of ice cream and whipped cream the other night, and figured the cake would be cold by the time I returned, so I didn't try it with that yet - but I will.

For a five minute dessert, especially one that cooks in the microwave, it's passable, but don't expect any earth shattering stuff to happen. The best thing about it is that you know what's in it and you don't have to put it in any kind of weird metal grid with some odd plastic container and ingredients you wouldn't let your mother in law eat for fear she would turn into some horrible mutant creature - well, more horrible than she already is I mean. Just kidding moms, I love you!

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