Monday, July 21, 2008

For When You Need Chocolate Cake NOW

A friend showed me a link to a 5-minute chocolate cake you bake in the microwave. (No. Really) So, of course I had to try this out.

I whipped up a quick peanut butter frosting recipe to spread on top:

2 Tbs softened butter (room temp)
1/4 cup cream peanut butter
1/2 c powdered sugar
beat together
beat in 2-3 tsp of milk (room temp) gradually until you reach desired consistency.

Not counting the "let the cold stuff get to room temp" time - it probably took me 20 minutes to get the ingredients together, make it, wait for the cake to set, frost, and clean-up.

I thought this a very good cake for the chocolate craving you may get - I wouldn't bake 20 of them to take as your pot-luck contribution - but it was very good! I enjoyed it warm with the peanut butter slightly melting into the cake the most. And, of course, I recommend a nice cold glass or organic milk to go with this tasty treat!


  1. Hi, thanks for stopping by! I enjoyed catching up with your blog. Your bedroom is so pretty, and I miss the days when I could have a whole baguette and camembert and wine for myself! (Now I have to share, but it builds character!)
    I must try the chocolate cake....

  2. I tried this and it while it wasn't the best chocolate cake ever, it was quite good for five minutes worth of effort. ;)

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  3. you know that gg was doing "salad dressing cake" with peanut butter icing when i was a kid. chocolate and peanut butter definitely go together!!!

  4. This looks like an awesome way to curb a chocolate craving!