28 August 2008

Microwave cake on another blog

http://www.dizzy-dee.com/recipe/chocolate-cake-in-5-minutes

Sounded yummy!! And there are tons of variations and ideas on how to make it. Somewhere in this garble there is info on the fat and calorie content of it all, too.

Just incase the link stops working here it is again but without photos.

Ingredients:

4 Tablespoons cake flour
4 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons cocoa
1 Egg
3 Tablespoons milk
3 Tablespoons oil
1 Mug


Instructions:

Mix flour, sugar and cocoa:



Spoon in 1 egg



Pour in milk and oil, and mix well



Put in microwave for 3 minutes on maximum power (1000watt)



Wait until it stops rising and sets in the mug



Tip contents out of mug onto saucer and enjoy!











Diane July 8th, 2008 2:54 pm
I love mixing muffins in a jug but I have found a microwavable muffin tray (but I had to cut it up to get it into my microwaves!) - that way I get 6 muffins from 1 egg!

Yummy!




Ingredients:
4 Tablespoons cake flour
4 Tablespoons Brown sugar
1,5 Tablespoons cocoa
0,5 Tablespoon cinnamon
1 Banana
3 Tablespoons soy milk
3 Tablespoons oil
1 Mug

Instructions:
Mix flour, sugar and cocoa
Smash the banana in a plate with a fork
Spoon in the smashed banana
Pour in soy milk and oil, and mix well
Put in microwave for 3 minutes on maximum power (1000watt)
Wait until it stops rising and sets in the mug
Tip contents out of mug onto saucer and enjoy







Duncan July 9th, 2008 9:44 am
Tested this last night, it works well.
Initially I was sceptical about everything fitting in a mug and assumed merkans table spoon was a UK desert spoon, upon realising my mix was waaaay too runny I started adding another spoon of flour/sugar/chocolate powder until the mug was more full and a better consistancy was reached, however forward planning meant I put the mug in a plastioc bowl… And foresight appears to be 20/20 as it overflowed and filled the bowl too. Mix was drier (I neglected to add extra milk and oil) but was a very edible consistency of cake.
I started with Neskuik milkshake powder as I couldn’t find our cocoa then my wife with her extra sensory perception cupboard divination skills located our bournville dark cocoa which when upgraded from stupid plastic “table spoon” measuring device (version 2.0, larger rounded bottom mug made a steam pudding style sponge “stodgy” comes to mind with the mix being a bit on the wet side) to proper old school traditional “Scottish Granny” inherited table spoon the mix made in a 5″ diameter straight sided soup bowl (v3.0) yielded an impressive cake (tipped it out onto a plate then turned it over - this gives it a nice flat top) that looked good enough to fire on some glaze made from cocoa icing sugar and water then cut in half and fill with butter icing with cocoa… Nutella chocolate spread would be a quick option too.
The end result looked so presentable that a candle on top would make them perfect individual birthday cakes (a bit like a large flat topped muffin)



Here is a modified recipe I developed today upon experimenting :o) I wanted a fluffy cake, but I didn’t have cake flour…and because I had no cocoa, I decided to use ginger and cinnamon. For a one-time experiment, I think it came out lovely!

Ingredients:

4 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 Tablespoons sugar
1 Teaspoon spice (cinnamon, ginger, whatever you like. Add more/less if you want!)
1/8 Teaspoon baking powder
1 Egg white
3 Tablespoons milk (or soy milk)
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1/4 Teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Microwave-safe bowl or mug

Instructions:
Mix flour, sugar, spice and baking powder
Mix in egg white
Pour in milk, oil and vanilla, and mix well
Put in microwave for 2.5-3 minutes on maximum power (1000 watt)
Wait until it stops rising and sets in the bowl/mug
Is there a way to make it with out so much fat? Would it work with just a table spoon of oil?



I have further modified my version (posted above) and ended up with a much better looking cake than before. This was likely due to replacing 1 tbs of oil with unsweetened applesauce. All measurements are US measurements:

Jello 5-Minute Cake

Ingredients:

4 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 Tablespoons sugar
1 Teaspoon sugar-free jello powder, any flavor
1/8 Teaspoon baking powder
1 Egg white
3 Tablespoons milk (or soy milk)
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1 Heaping tablespoon unsweetened applesauce
1/4 Teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Microwave-safe bowl or mug

Instructions:
Mix flour, sugar, jello and baking powder
Mix in egg white
Pour in milk, oil, applesauce and vanilla, and mix well
Put in microwave for 2.5 minutes (add 30 sec if necessary) on maximum power
Wait until it stops rising and sets in the bowl/mug











For anyone who is wondering here are the nutrition facts (I’m a nutrition minor so I was compelled after making this to figure it out) They are for if you use Canola Oil and if you use Skim Milk.

776 calories
48.9g fat
80.4g carb
17g protein

The exact breakdown is as follows:
flour: (.25 cup or 4 tbsp): 114 cal, 0.3g fat, 23.8g carb, 3.2g protein
sugar: (4 tbsp): 186 cal, 0g fat, 48 g carb, 0g protein
egg: 1 large: 74 cal, 5g fat, .4g carbs, 6.3g protein
cocoa powder: (2 tbsp): 25cal, 1.5g fat, 5.9g carb, 2.1g protein
canola oil: (3 tbsp): 360 cal, 42 fat, 0 carb, 0 protein
milk, skim (3 tbsp or .1875 cup): 17 cal, .1g fat, 2.3g carb, 1.6g protein

776 calories

48.9g fat

80.4g carb

17g protein

that is if you use canola oil and skim milk


Cake Flour Substitute Recipe #87689
by Lennie
2 min | 2 min prep

2 cups

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
To make two cups of cake-and-pastry flour (cake flour), combine 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour with 1/4 cup cornstarch; proceed with your recipe.
The easiest way to do this substitution is to put 2 tbsp of cornstarch in the bottom of a 1-cup measuring cup, then fill the cup as usual with all-purpose flour and level top. Repeat process to get your two cups.
If you only need 1/2 cup of cake flour, put 1 tbsp cornstarch in bottom of 1/2 cup measuring cup, then fill and level as above.

Here’s a more brownie-like, simpler/faster recipe:

4 T. flour
4 T. sugar
2 T. cocoa
2 T. oil
2 T. water

Cook for 1 minute. A little longer if your microwave sucks.


made it then made vanilla (substitute 2 coco powder for mor cake flour and add in 1tsp of vanilla extract) and lemon ( same as vanilla exept substitute 3 tbsp of oil for lemon juice and added lemon extract for vannila) =) thanks!


I make something similar for my low carb diet, which may appeal to others who don’t want to use flour. I’d characterize it as more of a muffin than a cake.

1/4 cup flax meal
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg
1 packet Splenda
1 teaspoon butter

Microwave for 1 minute or so (assuming 1000 watts)

I usually add cinnamon (2 tsp) as well, and I put butter on it after cooking. But cocoa might be nice too.

You can mix up a large batch of dry ingredients ahead of time and store for a ready-to-use muffin mix.

allerigic to chocolate. so i decided to alter the recipe for her.

5 Tablespoons cake flour
4.5-5 Tablespoons sugar
1 Egg
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 Tablespoons milk
3 Tablespoons oil

add the vanilla after the egg, with the milk and oil.









Hmm, I’ve been playing around and have found a slightly richer version - I’ve have come to affectionately think of it as 4321 cake! It goes like this:

4 tbsp flour
4 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp milk
2 tbsp oil
2 tbsp dark chocolate cocoa
1 egg

3 mins at full power in an 850 watt microwave!





So, Someone gave me a link to This Yesterday, and after reading the comments I decided to try this, but with modifications.

I mixed together THROUGHLY:
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
3 1/2 Tbsp. Flour
2 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder
4 Tbsp. Sugar
in a microwave-safe bowl

and in a separate bowl, mixed
1 Egg white and half of the yolk.(for health reasons,but enough for flavor.)
3 Tbsp. milk
2 Tbsp. Melted butter

I added the wet ingredients to the dry, and stirred it up until all of it was moistened(no major clumps of dry ingredients-some small though. which is fine, because it bakes out.)According to the comments, over-mixing it will make a tough and rubbery cake.
Since I had a 800watt Microwave, I nuked it for 3 minutes,but in a ceramic bowl instead of a mug. It smelled a bit weird while it was cooking, and I was afraid that it was going to be a total flop.However…
It actually didn’t turn out too bad! I should have added 1 tsp. Vanilla though. It wasn’t as chocolaty as the normal cake I bake, but it was pretty good! The texture was actually cake like -not like a brownie at all. very soft when you pressed on it. It needed an Icing though…

Looking online, I found a Chocolate Sauce Recipe, and I 1/4th’d it.
1/4 Cup Sugar(I used normal, white granulated sugar)
1/2 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder
1/2 Tbsp. Flour
1/3 C. Milk
3/4 Tbsp. Butter(unmelted, but it’s actually the soft Shedd’s spread stuff in the tub.May make the difference if you use real butter, so be careful.)
1/4 tsp. vanilla

I mixed the dry ingredients VERY THROUGHLY first, then added the wet.(incl. butter.) and wisked it over low heat on the stove for a couple of minutes constantly until it thickened up a bit. Since this isn’t a frosting/icing, but a sauce, it didn’t need to be super-thick. when it started bubbling quickly was about when it was ready.

I believe while the cake is nuking you could easily make the sauce in time, assuming you put the ingredients in the saucepan first.

It was JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT of sauce for this cake! me and My brother split it, since it took up the whole volume of the bowl. For a quick snack made with a Microwave and ingredients I already had, it was awesome! I’ll make it again sometime.









just a little note: add a pinch of salt…it improves the taste!

variations:

first try: copied the entire recipe word for word (but added 1 tablespoon of vanilla flavored coffee creamer) - it was spectacular! :”D

second try: all same with my first try except added a sachet of instant coffee and baked it for around 2 mins instead of 3 (i’m not sure what our microwave’s wattage is). this turned out even better! very moist and can you say mocha!?! hahaha! yummy!



One of the posters there left this recipie of changes to give it a little kick and much healthier:

4 T. all purpose flour
3 T. sugar
1/8 tsp. baking powder
2 T. Cocoa powder
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
dash cayenne
1 egg white
3 T. unsweetened applesauce
3 T. non fat milk

Yum! Thanks for the idea. Eat it right away or it gets hard.

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