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thread: Getting bored of chocolate cake in a cup

  1. #55
    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2006
    NSW Central Coast

    Here are some simple variations you can use for a mug cake: (I love the peanut butter one and I also use nutella...yuuummm!)

    -Chocolate Chip - Add chocolate chips of course. Simple but delicious
    -Vanilla - Replace the cocoa powder with custard powder. Check the timing and don't cook too long.
    -Fruit Sponge - Place fruit in the bottom of the mug and mix in another container. Pour half the mixture over the fruit before cooking as usual. One recipe will make two mugs this way. To make it a vanilla fruit pudding leave out the cocoa and add custard powder. When cooking half the mixture this way, half the timing too. e.g. 1.5 minutes in 100W microwave.
    -Very Lemon - Add lemon juice and lemon zest. Leave out the cocoa and vanilla and add extra flour. Check timing for your oven.
    -Poppy Seed and Almond - Add almond essence and a teaspoon of poppy seeds. Leave out the cocoa and add a little extra flour. Watch the timing as it might need a little less time than the chocolate.
    -Ginger Pudding - Add ground ginger and crystalised ginger chopped finely. Leave out the cocoa and add a little extra flour.
    -Chocolate Cherry - Simply add chopped glace cherries, or add cherries and coconut
    -Chocolate Peanut Butter - Add some small blobs of peanut butter before cooking. Or put a larger lump in the middle. Chunky peanut butter works best for this
    -Surprise Cake - Add a small lump of something interesting to the centre before cooking. Try cream cheese, marmalade or jam. (This will be hotter than the cake so take care)

  2. #56
    BellyBelly Member

    Jan 2008
    Christchurch, New Zealand

    I love you all and hate you all at the same time!! Thanks for the recipes!

  3. #57

    Dec 2006

    Anyone else who is home alone tonight considering consoling themselves with Rouge's masterpeice??
    Or just me?

    Off to start 'baking'...

  4. #58
    Registered User

    Mar 2007

    Not home alone, still considering having it again. Might add some chopped walnuts this time.

  5. #59
    BellyBelly Member
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    May 2009
    Hunter Valley, NSW

    Cooked rouges awesome cake and the nutella cake tonight - both were amazing

  6. #60
    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2008
    Gold Coast, QLD

    We just ate Marushke's recipe, uh oh. The only reason I don't eat cake constantly is because it's too much effort. What the hell will stop me now?

    Btw, dh just threw in 4 unbroken pieces of dark chocolate and it was like a river of heaven. Yum.

  7. #61
    Registered User

    Jan 2009

    Just made the chocolate mug cake with 2 teaspoons of crunchy peanut butter added. YUM!

  8. #62
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Jan 2004
    Melbourne, Australia

    Made Rouge's recipe last night but had to use a mix of white and milk chocolate as had no dark choc. It was unbelievably yummo! It would be amazing with the dark choc.

  9. #63
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Jan 2004
    Melbourne, Australia

    stoopid double post

  10. #64
    BellyBelly Member

    Sep 2007

    This thread is so dangerous for dieters, LOL. I just calculated the calories in this cake, and it is more than 800. That is calories, not kilojoules. Eeeeeeks!

  11. #65
    BellyBelly Member

    Jul 2010

    This thread has made me gain 5 kgs!!
    I also found a delicious recipe online:

    Serves: 6
    110g self raising flour (about 1 cup)
    110g caster sugar (about 1/2 cup)
    Pinch of salt
    30g cocoa
    55g margarine, melted
    1 egg
    4 tbs milk
    1 tbs vanilla essence
    For the sauce
    110g brown sugar
    30g cocoa
    150 ml water

    Preparation method
    Prep: 2 minutes | Cook: 5 minutes
    1. To make the cake, mix together the flour, caster sugar, salt and 30g cocoa.
    2. Add melted margarine, egg, milk and vanilla to above mix. Stir well to combine and place in a medium sized microwavable bowl - the sides should be about 5cm high as cake will rise.
    3. Make the sauce by mixing the brown sugar with the remaining cocoa. Sprinkle on top of the batter.
    4. Warm water for 30 secs and tip on top of cake gently. Use a fork to gently ***** a few holes in batter to allow some water to seep into it.
    5. Cook on high in microwave (800 watt) for 5 minutes.

    DH keeps asking me to make it. And then I have to eat some, of course

  12. #66
    BellyBelly Member
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    Aug 2008
    Climbing Mt foldmore

    No no no that's just evil. No more! I will have to either exercise more or buy bigger pants soon

    unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. its not.
    Dr Seuss

  13. #67
    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2008
    Gold Coast, QLD

    Only 800 calories? That surprises me.

    When we make the first cake recipe, it rises completely out of the cup and spills over the side. Do you halve the mixture into 2 mugs or have really really big mugs?

  14. #68
    Registered User

    Mar 2007

    I make them in the Belly Belly mug I have. So it's a large size mug as it's shaped liked a belly

  15. #69

    Oct 2004
    In my Zombie proof fortress.

    Ok, finally succumbed to this. Only had dark choc orange lindt, so used 4 squares of that. Very yummo and rich, just wish we had some icecream in the freezer.

  16. #70
    BellyBelly Member

    Oct 2007
    Middle Victoria

    Re: Getting bored of chocolate cake in a cup

    Bump. Cos its cold.

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