This is the treat my children love to make themselves after a good term at school or when they have a friend staying. One cake is big enough to share between 2 children if you can convince them of it!!!
okay after reading thru all the comments and other 'minutes in a cup cake' the tweaks for this recipe are as follows: 4T flour 4T sugar 2T cocoa 1/4 t baking powder 1/8 t salt 2T beaten egg (not a whole egg but half of one) 3T oil 3T milk 1/4 t vanilla or other essence 1-2T boiling water 1-3 T chocolate chips or other chocolate bits nuts (optional) 1 Very Large or Tall mug mix all the ingredients except the chips and/or nuts until after adding the hot water. It may seem a little soupy but your cake will be very moist in the end. Vary your microwave cooking times depending on your ovens wattage. Anywhere from 2 1/2 to 5 minutes. The longer it cooks the drier it can become so adding the extra bit of moisture really helps. If you're not interested in using cooking oil it can be substituted with unsweetened applesauce. The results with the extra moisture benefit this recipe well. Bon Appetite! (have made this recipe 5 times) - 12 Feb 2012
this was gawd awful. i made an account, just so i can warn you. I followed the directions to a tee and the result was a brown chewy sponge with a bitter flavor. I'm sorry, but no. no me gusta. - 16 Oct 2011
Used different ingredients. 4 Tablespoons Sugar 4 Tablespoons G F Pain Flour with a Teaspoon of Baking Powder 3 Tablespoons of Melted Canola Margerine instead of Oil. Serve with whipped Cream and thawed frozen Raspberries - 09 Dec 2008