the most dangerous cake recipe…

December 6, 2008

So I received a forwarded email (thanks val) with this included…”The Most Dangerous Cake Recipe.”

Take a coffee cup and add:

  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional
  • splash of vanilla extract
  • large coffee mug

Mix all the dry ingredients well.  Then add the egg…mix…then the rest of ingridents…mix.  Then put that bad boy in the microwave for 3 minutes.

Where’s the danger?  You are only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake.  Dangerous indeed.

We all know I’m not much of a cook…but this just sounded sooooo easy.  So I gathered up all the ingredients and gave it a whirl.


Yes, that is a mickey  hand measuring spoon.


ooooo cake!


ugh!  icky-icky poo!  Dangerous cake, not so dangerous after all.  Maybe it was the vanilla extract that expired in 2004 (it was only a splash?)  or maybe it was the cocoa blend…but the most logical answer (considering my history), would be that it’s all the cook’s fault.  I get it…I should stick to painting food, but should any of you folks out there with five free minutes to kill decide to give it a try, do let me know if it’s just me…or the stupid recipe.

11 Responses to “the most dangerous cake recipe…”

  1. rebekahusry Says:

    You look so darn cute! Very 1950’s housewife! lol

  2. Aunt Jess Says:

    I can’t imagine how that combination can taste bad….yep, must be the cook.
    LOVE our VAYDA Christmas Card!!!!

  3. thanks gals…yeah, I’m pretty sure it was me…lol! oh and glad you got your Christmas card…I wanted to wait a few days for people to get theirs before I posted it

  4. I don’t know that it was you. I’ve heard sketchy things about those 5-minute microwave cake recipes. Here’s one that a fellow blogger tinkered around with, but even at that, she thought it was mediocre (and if anyone could make it taste good, i’d expect it to be her):

  5. Lisa Says:

    Instead of mixing up the ingredients from scratch, use a store bought cake mix. It’s quicker and usually tastes better than my own cooking, but can be used in a mug just fine. 🙂

  6. Josh Says:

    Hi! Just dropping by from the Philippines…i’ve tried this recipe too…and it worked fine.. Though it doesn’t result as sweet as conventional baking..^^

    – and just a opinion…try not to use expired ingredients…^^

    have a nice day!

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  8. Elana Says:

    Oh it’s so yummy! Just add more than the 3 T of chocolate chips to it before microwaving. Also add more chips and/or some hard chunked peppermint of baking bits with some cool whip. Just wanted to share cuz of you are totally missing out! (;

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