Sunday, March 29, 2009

Superb Saturday - 5 minute Eggless Chocolate Cake

Superb Saturdays

Have a craving for chocolate? Here’s the answer! It’s so simple you’ll be amazed. All you need is a coffee mug, a few ingredients and a microwave and you have hot, steamy, gooey chocolate bliss in about 5 minutes. The best part? It’s not as bad for you as you think!

* This Recipe is going over to Divya's ''Show me your cake!'' Event :-)



1 microwave safe coffee mug
4 tbs wheat flour (atta)
4 tbs white sugar (or brown sugar but omit the vanilla)
1 tsp baking powder (caution: adding too much of baking powder might cause the mix to flow out of the cup or make it taste bitter,but be sure not to put less,to prevent from liquidising.)
1/4 tsp salt
3 tbs mini chocolate chips (or cocoa powder as a stable substitute)
1 tbs ground flax seed (easily available in any health store)
3 tbs boiling water
4 tbs milk
1 tsp oil (probably sunflower)
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Mix the flax meal and boiling water and set aside. Mix all dry ingredients well in the mug, add chocolate chips and mix well. Add flax meal mixture and liquid ingredients to dry ingredients in mug. Mix well. Microwave on high for 2.5 - 3 minutes. Cake is done when it stops rising in the mug. Tip out onto a plate (yep, it falls right out) and enjoy! This is perfect for two people with a scoop of ice cream, or one person, with a hearty appetite.

Now this will rise and may even overflow. If it spills over the sides of the mug you used too much baking powder, if it doesn’t rise very much you used too little.

The original recipe called for an egg, but I found a whole egg in one mug was too much egg. So I tweaked it and used flax as a binder and the baking powder as a leavening agent. :)

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