Fast and easy ONE SLICE cake II

Chris T.


A version of the original fast and easy one slice cake adapted in case you are out of cocoa powder...and I am including some changes you can make to make it lower in fat and calories and healthier and still have a great little cake! I just added the "optional" of adding sugar and a squirt of chocolate syrup because my son said it could have been a little sweeter and those add ins did the trick because he said it was very good and he is the chocolate lover in the family.

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1 -2
5 Min


4 Tbsp
ap flour
9 Tbsp
hot cocoa mix( i found that 2 packets work fine...of the mix with no marshmallows)
3 Tbsp
3 Tbsp
1-2 tsp
squirt of hersheys syrup(optional)

How to Make Fast and easy ONE SLICE cake II


  • 1Spray mug with nonstick spray for best results.
  • 2Measure out the flour, hot chocolate mix and salt into the mug. Stir.
  • 3Crack the egg into the mug. Stir a bit after adding the egg so the cup doesn't overflow.
  • 4Add water and oil. Stir until thoroughly moistened. Make sure to scrape the bottom of the mug with your spoon to avoid any leftover pockets of dry ingredients
  • 5Put the mug in the microwave on high and set the timer for 3 minutes
  • 6As it bakes, a cylinder of cake will start to rise out of the mug. But it goes back down afterwards.
  • 7Tip your cake cylinder out of the mug into a dish. Your cake may look a little damp and wrinkled. This is normal.
  • 8Slice in half.. . This will allow steam in the center to escape. Arrange so that the more attractive interior of the cake is showing.
  • 9To make a lighter healthier version of the cake just use whole wheat flour, canola oil and sugar-free, calcium fortified hot chocolate. You can replace half the oil with applesauce. Just as delicious!
  • 10You can add chocolate chips to the mix...they may settle to the bottom but it tastes great.
  • 11Serve with whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream,some marshmallow fluff, or just drizzle with some chocolate syrup.

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About Fast and easy ONE SLICE cake II

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy