Saturday, August 22, 2009

5-minute chocolate cake?... and yano @ 2 months

Ying... Frem... if you both happen to visit me here. You might want to try this...

I was blog hopping one day looking for some nice freebies for my scrapbooking when I came to this scrapblog The Daily Digi. She has some good stuff other than scrapbooking. One blog she posted made me so curious to try was this 5-Minute Chocolate Cake just using microwave. I was so curious I immediately tried it yesterday just in time for my youngest son turning 2 months. I thought that if this would be for real and if it would come out satisfactorily for me, then chocolate cakes or cupcakes would be frequent at home. Hehehe...

You can get the recipe at her blog; however, I made my own step-by-step photos as well.

What you'll be needing:
4 tbsp. flour
4 tbsp. sugar
2 tbsp. cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons of milk
3 tablespoons of oil
a splash of vanilla extract
a coffee mug
some mini m&m's (optional)

Here's how:

1. Combine flour, sugar and cocoa in a coffee mug. Mix very well.

2. Add egg and mix thoroughly until combined.

3. Add the milk, oil and vanilla. Mix again until combined. (If you are using chocolate chips, now is the time to add them in as well. Mix well again.)

4. Place the coffee mug in the microwave and cook for 2-1/2 minutes at 1200 watts. (Just adjust the time - more or less - depending on the wattage of your microwave.)

5. Take it out of the microwave and cool before turning over to a plate or saucer. Don't worry if the cake rises over the coffee mug.

6. Then decorate as you desire or just leave it as is. What I did with mine was topped with cream and sprinkle some mini m&m's.

This was what I made to mark Baby Yano's turning 2 months yesterday. Kuya Makuy ate most of it. As for my verdict... maybe I cooked it a little longer as for the wattage of my microwave. It was soggy when I turned it over to a saucer but turned harder when fully cooled! Huh! Perhaps i'll try it next time and experiment more on the timing of the microwave. I found another recipe for this 5-minute chocolate cake. I wanted to try this one since she made an effort to investigate on this matter. You might want to try this at home... get the recipe here.

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Another matter to post... a celebration of my youngest son's turning 2 months old. Yes, Baby Yano turned 2 months yesterday and he became very heavy now. "Tabakokoy" (chubby), that's what we call him now. And here's a layout I made for his special day.


ayngltndz said...

hi grid! ako ni suwayan, pero ambot when....hehehehe. thanks!

ut-man said...

Very innovative, I have to try this one. Thanks for sharing...