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I have recently discovered something that is extremely awesome: A recipe to make an awesome cake in a mug in a microwave. The recpe can be found here:

http://scienceblogs.com/observations/2010/04/the_most_important_information.php

I have just made one. It's nice and easy with a very short time to make and a short ingredient list that you might already have around your house (if anyone who lives there bakes). This recipe is for chocolate cake, but in theory variations could be made. It tastes excellent, because how can you go wrong with chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate? The texture isn't exactly conventional; it is extremely thick and heavy with a sponge-like quality. But considering there is a such thing as sponge cake, that's not really a problem. The guy also offers a few modifications that might lighten it up.

There is one practical problem, however. The mug used to cook it is extremely hard to clean. Greasing the mug before hand might help, but is unreliable do to the fact that grease has to be applied before any other ingredients are added for mixing.

Also, this might seem obvious, but the mug is HOT when finished baking. Withdrawal from microwave carefully, and try to only touch the mug's handle.

Enjoy!
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#4
They sell stuff like that, kept me alive and well during the first two years of college in dorms. I'm looking forward to making some for myself, thanks!
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#5
I didn't like it. The Betty Crocker microwaveables aren't half bad though.
#6
*commences cake baking*

its not gay to bake a cake if its in a beer mug

SYKedit: Lol'd at final steps

Allowed to cool a couple of minutes.

Ate.
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Also, this might seem obvious, but the mug is HOT when finished baking. Withdrawal from microwave carefully, and try to only touch the mug's handle.

Enjoy!


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Quote by Thrashtastic15
That sickly goo is an insult to cake and cake bakers everywhere.


its unicorn poo

thats why it taste so dammed good
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Quote by Thrashtastic15
That sickly goo is an insult to cake and cake bakers everywhere.

I would agree that microwaving a cake is stupid but I haven't tried it yet, brb.

Also a better way to get it out would be mix it it a bowl and spray the mug with oil then pour the mixture in.
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Last edited by mattman93 at Jul 6, 2010,
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Quote by mattman93
I would agree that microwaving a cake is stupid but I haven't tried it yet, brb.

I made it, wasn't impressed. Use butter otherwise I'm guessing it'll turn greasy as shit and taste like ass even more than it does already.

edit: If you are worried about it coming out just spray it with a little bit of pam (?). Doesn't have a taste or anything and it'll come out easily.
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I made it, wasn't impressed. Use butter otherwise I'm guessing it'll turn greasy as shit and taste like ass even more than it does already.

Will do, I'll try a few of my own modifications and report back.
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#15
Quote by mattman93
Will do, I'll try a few of my own modifications and report back.

Post pics. I'm going to go bake a red velvet cake now, this thread has made me crave a proper cake.
#16
That was actually pretty good. I didn't put as much oil into it as the recipe stated and it turned out pretty great.
#18
add a couple pinches of baking powder. And the chocolate chips really add to it.

those criticizing the final product must be overlooking the fact that they made a cake in 5 minutes.
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Quote by mattman93
I would agree that microwaving a cake is stupid but I haven't tried it yet, brb.

Also a better way to get it out would be mix it it a bowl and spray the mug with oil then pour the mixture in.


One more step, one more itme to clean, one more minute.
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#21


Taste: Not terrible but still pretty bland.
Texture: Spongy as fuck, that was difficult to chew.
Appearance: Looks like a pile of shit.
Overall: Only make if you are desperate for cake and too lazy to make a real one.
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#22
I just made it with a spoonful of nutella. It really added to both the flavor, and moistness.
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#23
I will do this later and post pics.

If you're doing this post pics and a review like mattman btw.
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#25
i made one of them last year, i would much rather prefer real cake
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#27
I'll make one in a few minutes. I will lay my judgment down upon this miracle chocolaty treat!
#28
Mine's currently in the microwave, most of it has risen out of the mug and is just rolling around everywhere
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#30
It says "Added 3 tablespoons of milk and 3 tablespoons of oil. Mixed again. "

What oil is that...?
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#31
yeah, a bit disappointing, using nutella did help a lot though,

EDIT:


Quote by Kensai
It says "Added 3 tablespoons of milk and 3 tablespoons of oil. Mixed again. "

What oil is that...?


I just used frying oil, worked ok, only 1 tbsp though cos more would be gross
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Quote by Kensai
It says "Added 3 tablespoons of milk and 3 tablespoons of oil. Mixed again. "

What oil is that...?


I just used motor oil... seemed to turn out alright.







Though, I had no chocolate chips. Had to substitute peanut butter chips I had leftover from making fudge. Made my cake look like a nutty piece of giant shit. Tastes alright though.
Last edited by Dizeaz2112 at Jul 7, 2010,
#33
This is how you make cake-in-a-cup.



Icing could have been a little smoother but I was kinda rushing.
#34
^ Very nice work, bro

It said you could substitute the oil for butter, which I think should work much better.
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#35
Quote by Kensai
^ Very nice work, bro

It said you could substitute the oil for butter, which I think should work much better.


Thank you sir.

And yeah I used butter in place of oil and threw in a dash of strawberry extract. Tastes pretty damned good, although a bit dry. What's to expect from a microwave cake though?
#36
True, yeah, but I think you can fine adjust the recipe to make it less dry. I'll have a go in an hour or so and I'll promise to take pics.
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#37
If you find out some tweaks to make it a bit more moist let me know. I want to give this another go. Shit's fun, haha.
#38
Will have to try this out soon.

Also, someone forward this to the committee that does the Nobel Prize.
#39
Quote by mattman93


Taste: Not terrible but still pretty bland.
Texture: Spongy as fuck, that was difficult to chew.
Appearance: Looks like a pile of shit.
Overall: Only make if you are desperate for cake and too lazy to make a real one.
Oh God why did I laugh so much at this post?

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Quote by happytimeharry
If you find out some tweaks to make it a bit more moist let me know. I want to give this another go. Shit's fun, haha.


Mine wasn't really all that dry. Only thing I did different was add a bit more milk and used butter instead of oil. Or maybe it was just pure luck or something completely random I accidentally did. I'm not much of a chef, after all.
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