The Most Dangerous Chocolate Cake Recipe in the World

by Kelly · 10 comments

in Recipes & Ideas

My mother just sent me the following recipe, called the Most Dangerous Chocolate Cake Recipe In The World. I no longer have a microwave, so I can’t try it out for myself, but it does sound yummy. Give it a try and let me know what you think!


  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 4  tablespoons sugar
  • 2  tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1  egg
  • 3  tablespoons milk
  • 3  tablespoons oil
  • 3  tablespoons chocolate chips  (optional)
  • Small splash of vanilla

Add dry ingredients to 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) and vanilla, and mix again. Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts. 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 share!)

And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world?  Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night!


1 Katie October 6, 2008

I got that recipe too! I haven’t had the nerve to try it but wouldn’t it be funny if it worked??

Katies last blog post..You won’t like me when I’m angry.

2 Michelle October 7, 2008

I have to try this… very soon!

Michelles last blog post..Hooray for Boobies!

3 Sally October 7, 2008

This could be baked in the oven — maybe in individual ramekins for about as long as you’d bake cupcakes. I’ll try it.

4 Kathleen October 8, 2008

Why haven’t I heard of this before?? I’m gonna whip it up as an afternoon snack for my daughter. The only thing that worries me is the 4 TABLEspoons of oil – seems like too much.

Will report in later!

5 Kathleen October 8, 2008

Smelled wonderful coming out of the Nuker!

Very chocolaty, and moist.

I used natural sugar rather than white, so it was a little chunky and less sweet that I think it is intended to be.

I think that mixing the dry ingredients into a holiday mug, with instructions for adding the milk, oil and egg would make a cute small gift for office/class mates.

Be Well!

Will make again on a cool evening – should warm your tummy tum tum!

6 Kelly October 9, 2008

Thanks for testing this Kathleen! And I like your idea about packaging it as a gift.

7 Katie October 9, 2008

Ok I made it too. Actually my 3 year old made it all herself, and it was pretty good. It was pretty chocolately and a little over done at 3 minutes in our microwave. I will review it in more depth on my blog-with pictures!

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8 Kelly October 9, 2008

@Katie, I’m impressed that a three year old can make this- she’s on the right path!

9 Lyanthya March 1, 2009

I made it with a few adjustments for a 4 am chocolate craving.

First, I used an 800 ml (about 3 1/3 cup) microwave-safe plastic storage container instead of a coffee mug to minimise spillage.

Second, I used melted butter instead of oil, because it’s tastier.

Third, I didn’t have any vanilla extract, so I chopped up half a vanilla bean. (For those who don’t know, vanilla is added to take away the “eggy” taste in cakes and cookies that call for eggs.)

Cooked it, topped it with clotted cream, and ate it. Well, half of it. It’s really too much for one person. But it was delicious!

10 Joey March 19, 2009

I tried this the minute I got home and from the time I took the first ingredinets out of the cupboard to the time I was eating the cake was less than 5 minutes and it was awesome.

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