The Most Dangerous Recipe in the World

It may not be the prettiest cake, but it's delicious!  And it can be ready in five minutes.  That's what makes it so dangerous.

It may not be the prettiest cake, but it can be ready in five minutes. That's what makes it so dangerous.

Chris B. emailed this recipe to all of her friends, and we’re so grateful.  She tells us we’re now only five minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night.  This makes it one of the most dangerous cake recipes in the world.


  • 1 coffee mug
  • 4 tablespoons flour (plain, not self-rising)
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
  • some chopped nuts (optional)
  • small dash of vanilla

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 and nuts (if using) and vanilla. Mix again.  Cook in the microwave for three minutes on high.  The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don’t be alarmed!

Allow to cool a little.  Tip out onto a plate, if desired, or spoon it right out of the mug.  This can serve two people, if you’re willing to share. It’s very rich and dense.  It reminds me of a fallen chocolate souffle — nothing wrong with that! Let it cool a little, but it’s best warm.

I used a soup mug for the cake in the photo. The cake didn’t rise above the rim, but it still baked well.  I’ve made a vegan version using egg substitute and replaced the milk with water, and it was still tasty.  Just don’t skimp on the cocoa!


Filed under Diet, Food, Humor, Life, Personal, Random, Recipes

7 responses to “The Most Dangerous Recipe in the World

  1. elissestuart

    Oh! You are wonderful for sharing this. I am already thinking that I will assemble the ingredients in baggies and have them at work to bake on the next ‘bad day’, which could be as early as tomorrow.
    Thank you! : )


  2. Catherine Sherman

    Elisse, I’m happy to be of service! And what a wonderful, helpful idea to bag the ingredients in advance so they can be dangerous anywhere you go.


  3. alwaysjan

    You did a bad, bad thing! This should be classified as Top Secret and filed away with the Lost Ark!


  4. elissestuart

    I think this recipe could make me extremely popular at work. Can you just imagine the smell of this baking? And – if it’s big enough to share…..very popular indeed.


  5. You know, I don’t like to cook or bake, but you’re going to change that with this 3- minute-microwavable cake!


  6. I’m going to put this one on my dangerous to do lists! Sounds like a Saturday night thing.


  7. Looks great…I bet it tastes even better. 😛


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