Friday, July 25, 2008

5 minute Chocolate Cherry Buttermilk Cake (No Joke!)

11:52pm and I am on my computer when I came across this recipe for 5 minute chocolate cake. Noo wayy...I said to myself, this I have to try!! 5 minutes later I'm in the kitchen grabbing flour, cocoa powder and other ingredients, thinking of how I can change the recipe. Instead of milk I used buttermilk and kahlua, unrefined rapadura sugar and threw in some chocolate chips and bing cherries leftover from my turnovers that I had pitted and froze. Three minutes in the microwave and dessert was ready! Okay, so maybe its not the same as a cake from the oven, but how else can you have cake when you only have 5 minutes to spare!? So fun, if my roomies woke up and came into the kitchen I might have looked like a crazy person I was so delighted with this recipe..haha! I'll definitely make this again. Everything is mixed right into the mug so there is no mess either!

5 Minute Chocolate Cherry Buttermilk Cake (Serves 1)
4 tbsp flour
3 tbsp unrefined sugar (or white sugar)
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (I used the good stuff Valrhona)
pinch of salt
2 tbsp buttermilk (or milk)
1 tbsp Kahlua (or just use 3 tbsp milk)
1 egg
2 tbsp oil
1 tbsp chocolate chips
1 tbsp bing cherries (or other berries)
splash of vanilla
1 mug
1. Combine all dry ingredients in mug, add in buttermilk, oil, vanilla and egg and stir till combined. Fold in chocolate chips and cherries
2. Microwave on high for 3 minutes. Serve warm and if available, with ice cream or whipped cream


johnglowry said...

I love your blog, and i'm going to make this!

Laura said...

Aww thanks John! Be careful though...this recipe can be dangerous, once you realize how easy it is to make, you'll want to make it all the time! (I've made it 3 times already...)

Mummy Nana said...

It's me again.. can I link u to my blog.. just cannot resist all ur food....:-)

Laura said...

Of course you can Mummy Nana, thanks for the add!