Thursday, 30 July 2009


“Twill make old women young and fresh,
Create new motions of the flesh.
And cause them long for you know what,
If they but taste of chocolate.
” - James S. Wadworth

For the last day of July, which also happens to be Food Friday, I give you a recipe that was sent to me by a friend. I must confess that we have not tried it out. If you decide to try it, be prepared for it to be a flop, or who know it may turn out to be the best chocolate mud cake you have ever eaten! If any of you do try it out, please tell the rest of us if it’s all that it purports to be!


4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
A small splash of vanilla extract and your favourite tipple
1 large coffee mug

Add dry ingredients to your largest mug and mix well.
Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.
Add the chocolate chips (if using), vanilla extract and a drop or two of your favourite tipple, then mix again.
Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts (high power setting).
The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed!
Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.
EAT! (this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous).

If you’re feeling very very naughty, cover liberally in Bailey's Irish Cream, or smother with ice cream!
And why is this the fastest mud cake recipe in the world? Because now you are only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night!
Have a great weekend!


  1. I have had this recipe for a few months. I omit the chocolate chips which seem to settle to bottom. And add a tablespoon of yogurt to make it more moist.

    It has the advantage of being quick and not a whole chocolate double layer cake so you don't let any go to waste or over indulge

  2. Jacqui - let any go to waste???? Not in my house where no one wants cake until it comes out of the oven.

    I have this recipe too. Try it Nicholas - it works and is delicious to boot! Our friend 'the butler' was the first to try it and swears by it as does Frani of 360 fame.

    (Toss the chips in a little mixture of the flour and cocoa - prevents them from sinking to the bottom)

  3. I'm going to try it right now. Be back in 10. Well i have to tidy up as well:)

  4. My Goodness it works...and tastes great too. I've taken photos in case I have to prove it haha but I'm sure you all know I'm an honest person.

  5. I'll add this to my list of comfort foods.
    Not being a cook, this looks like something that even I can make without messing up.

  6. OK, you've convinced me. I'll volunteer to cook dessert tonight!
    Thanks everyone...
    It sounded too easy to be true.

  7. This sounds like something even I could cook (being someone who is culinarily challenged!). I'll try it.

  8. I have just tried this and it works!!!!!! Delicious!!!!!
    Thanks Nic!!!