The 5-Minute Mug Cake? Really?

A friend of mine recently returned to school and as such has a much more busy schedule. We were talking recently and she mentioned something called the five-minute mug cake. Apparently, you make this concoction by combining all its ingredients into a standard coffee mug and microwaving for a few minutes. This sounds like a recipe for disaster to me; though I must admit to turning my nose up to using the microwave for any real cooking (Hello my name is Edwin and I am a food snob).

What’s your reaction? Have any of you tried this? I shall attempt this and report back!


8 Responses to “The 5-Minute Mug Cake? Really?”

  1. I've tried it. Not horrible in a pinch. Use half the egg amount that they call for (which involves wasting a half an egg, but the proportions are seriously off otherwise).

  2. Chef Edwin says:

    Did you let your egg, milk, etc. chill first?

  3. Jane says:

    Shouldn't one's eggs and milk always be chilled assuming they're stored in a fridge? Or do you mean "chill" as in "hang out in a casual setting"?

  4. Jane – sometimes you do let your eggs sit out for a little bit so that they're not chilly. You can casually chill while your eggs unchill.

  5. Chef Edwin says:

    Not the best nomenclature choice on my part, but yes, let them sit to reach room temp (not get colder). Would it matter with something as simple as a bunch of schtuff in a mug about to be nuked? 😛

  6. Edwin, this cake frightens me. I think I'll take Funfetti boxed cake over this any day 🙂 But I'm interested to see how the experiment goes!

  7. stefani says:

    we ate it in the marshalls when the power was wonky. the texture is a little tougher than you’d want cake to be. if you eat it straight after the nuking, and cover it with icecream, it’s not too bad, but it has a closer consistency to that of a chewy brownie. and if you nuke it too much, it’s crazy tough. like jerky.

  8. Heather (Ghost Baker) says:

    Sounds like it would be good for a quick fix, but not to expect magic 😛