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You've Got To Try This...3 Minute Chocolate Cake

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I tried this last night. Another bad baking experience. It ended up looking like a spongy cylinder. It didn't climb over the top of the mug or even touch the sides of it. It was very tough and chewy and not sweet at all. What am I doing wrong?!?! Every single gluten free dessert I've baked has turned out horrible!!!

Do you think you may have forgotten the sugar or added too much cocoa powder? I only used 2 TBS sugar and it was just sweet enough. I did mix mine in a separate bowl, and I used one of my giant coffee mugs so it didn't climb the sides. I checked it at about 2.5 minutes and it was just perfect. It also sounds like you may have cooked it too long... What flour mix did you use? Please, don't give up!!!!!

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YES YES YES!!!

I'm always up to a Pamela's challange :lol::lol: This is what I did:

4 TBS Pamela's

2 TBS cocoa powder

4 TBS sugar

1 egg

1 TBS oil

3 TBS milk

splash of vanilla

mix, microwave 3 minutes

It worked BEAUTIFULLY!!! I'm eating it in between typing :P

Thank you.

I think 3 minutes is a little too long in my microwave so next time I'll cut back. Still it was great, just a little dry so I made a small amount of glaze with powdered sugar and water and pour over it.

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What a great idea!! Sort of like an easy-bake oven creation from my childhood. I can't wait to try the recipe.

-Jessica

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YES YES YES!!!

It worked BEAUTIFULLY!!! I'm eating it in between typing :P

Oh, yeah. I made this after my morning hour run, and it was great. I used 3 T sugar, and cooked just 3 minutes. May cut back a little on the time. I also realized I forgot the oil, but it seemed just fine. Over the years I have often cooked scrambled eggs in the MW, and they puff up all by themselves. I think I will experiment with this. I'm thinking maybe a high-protein version with some whey protein in place of some of the flour, maybe some vanilla or lemon pudding mix in place of the cocoa, maybe some applesauce to make like an apple-spice cake. MMMM

Walt

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Brownie in a cup

2 T. white rice flour

2 T. potato starch

1/8 tsp. xanthan gum

2 T. baking cocoa

4 T. white sugar

1 1/2 T. veg. oil

2 T. water

Stir together dry ingredients, add wet and stir. Microwave 1 minute (to 1 1/2) , don't over cook it. It doesn't get big like the cake version.

It is much like brownies w/o the eggy texture and its egg and dairy free too. Have fun.

I just tried this to have after my lunch (I'm eating it now :P )--this is delicious! I used Ener-G rice flour and potato starch, Nestle's Cocoa, light olive oil, only 3 tablespoons of sugar, the water and xanthan gum, plus a tablespoon of Enjoy Life Chips. :D

I microwaved for one minute--it's moist and dense, just like a browine right out of the oven! :D

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I just tried this to have after my lunch (I'm eating it now :P )--this is delicious! I used Ener-G rice flour and potato starch, Nestle's Cocoa, light olive oil, only 3 tablespoons of sugar, the water and xanthan gum, plus a tablespoon of Enjoy Life Chips. :D

I microwaved for one minute--it's moist and dense, just like a browine right out of the oven! :D

I am so glad!! :D

I gotta try it again...I LOVE BROWNIES! :D:lol:

Hooray to have a simple thing in life to enjoy!

I fess up...I had to try it again today after reading your post. I used the lite olive oil I just bought with 1T of chips and 3 T. of sugar too. PERFECT! My microwave is not digital...I slightly over cooked it but it was still a scrumptious brownie! I am going to mix up some baggies of "Brownie Powder" to take to my dd. She loves brownies and hates to cook. No need for eggs either.

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Brownie in a cup

2 T. white rice flour

2 T. potato starch

1/8 tsp. xanthan gum

2 T. baking cocoa

4 T. white sugar

1 1/2 T. veg. oil

2 T. water

Stir together dry ingredients, add wet and stir. Microwave 1 minute (to 1 1/2) , don't over cook it. It doesn't get big like the cake version.

It is much like brownies w/o the eggy texture and its egg and dairy free too. Have fun.

Tapioca flour is for chewy texture

Potato starch is for lightness

Less protein flour is for cakes

I am learning :)

OMG... tried this 2 days ago, and now I'm making it every day!!

My little sister even got into it - now she makes her own (gluten) version.

Hoollllly....dangerous! lol!

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OMG... tried this 2 days ago, and now I'm making it every day!!

My little sister even got into it - now she makes her own (gluten) version.

Hoollllly....dangerous! lol!

I make it now (once for me and once for my dd) the way jerseyangel does... lite olive oil, 1 less T. of sugar and add 1 T. of chocolate chips. I was thinking of trying it with a few marshmallows on top after it cooks. Its fun to eat out of the mug. I don't drink coffee, tea or cocoa so now I can use my mugs :rolleyes:

I bagged some powder up to take to my other dd...so easy.

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Hey, what part of Chicago are you from? I actually went to New Trier...

I'm from the La Grange area. But I'm getting out of here as soon as possible! Not enough action for me.

Do you think you may have forgotten the sugar or added too much cocoa powder? I only used 2 TBS sugar and it was just sweet enough. I did mix mine in a separate bowl, and I used one of my giant coffee mugs so it didn't climb the sides. I checked it at about 2.5 minutes and it was just perfect. It also sounds like you may have cooked it too long... What flour mix did you use? Please, don't give up!!!!!

I'm positive I remembered the sugar. I remember thinking that it seems like a lot of sugar for such a little dessert. I used the biggest coffee mug we have and the right amount of cocoa powder. I didn't mix it in another bowl though. I'll have to try that. I will also check it before 3 minutes are up. I could've definitely cooked it too long. I just did 3 minutes and forgot about it.

What are your allergies...maybe we can put our heads together and find you a goody that will turn out???

I'm only allergic to gluten but I have some difficulty with eggs. I'm pretty sure any goody you come up with will be fantastic.

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I'm from the La Grange area. But I'm getting out of here as soon as possible! Not enough action for me.

I'm positive I remembered the sugar. I remember thinking that it seems like a lot of sugar for such a little dessert. I used the biggest coffee mug we have and the right amount of cocoa powder. I didn't mix it in another bowl though. I'll have to try that. I will also check it before 3 minutes are up. I could've definitely cooked it too long. I just did 3 minutes and forgot about it.

I'm only allergic to gluten but I have some difficulty with eggs. I'm pretty sure any goody you come up with will be fantastic.

If you scroll up to jerseyangel and try the brownie in a cup, its eggless and so yummy.

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I made the cake in a mug the other day, however I just used the white of 1 egg instead of the whole thing (eliminates that eggy taste). I also used a flour mix by Annalaise Roberts, and I cut down the oil to 1 T. It turned out great. My dad was very impressed that I baked "such a small cake" ha Oh and I also cooked mine in a corningware "grab it" bowl. I of course also had to top mine with some milk chocolate frosting!! ha Thanks for the great idea!!

-Jessica

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I did see the egg-less version but eggs are not that much of a problem for me. I can't eat omelets or scrambled eggs but any other time, an egg is fine. My main problem is getting it to be delicious! Any ideas as to why it isn't turning out right?

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I made this tonight....a friend from another forum (not a gluten-free one) posted it. It was awesome! Kids loved it. Served it with Edy's Slow Churned Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.

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I did see the egg-less version but eggs are not that much of a problem for me. I can't eat omelets or scrambled eggs but any other time, an egg is fine. My main problem is getting it to be delicious! Any ideas as to why it isn't turning out right?

Try the brownie version and only microwave for 1 minute. It continues to cook for a few more seconds after you take it out.

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Try the brownie version and only microwave for 1 minute. It continues to cook for a few more seconds after you take it out.

Katester,

DITTO... you can put a few marshmallows on it when it comes out of the microwave if you want to.

I didn't care for the cake version but the brownie one is wonderful.

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We made the original recipe in this thread tonight. I cannot say because I am grain free and just dont tolerate chocolate. But DH, DD and her friend thought they were fun and yummy. :)

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I must be missing something, because this recipe tastes so bland to me and my family. Maybe it's using regular milk instead of the others (which I don't have in the house). I've added some salt, which helped, and upped the sugar a wee bit, but still something is just 'off'. Can it be the soy milk or etc? Also, the choco chips just dropped to the bottom of the mug and made a gooey mess down there- didn't stay up in the mix. The mix is pretty runny, which could be why the chips settle out. Otherwise it comes out light and fluffy and puffs up in the mug pretty neat!

Any suggestions?

My dd loves choco cake, and since going gluten-free she has to make whole cakes, which her husband doesn't eat, so a one-person recipe would be great.

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Hubby said it needed tweeking as well. So added 1 more Tlb sugar. We used brown sugar. And a pinch of salt. We buy really good cocoa powder and dark chocolate chips by girradelli. (I dont eat any of this stuff so just reporting DH and DD experience). The first time the chips went to the bottom. This time we added the chips last, by putting them on the top and not stirring them in.

They said much better!

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I still haven't tried the cake, but have done the brownie numerous times now. It could use a tiny bit of salt--I haven't added it since I'm on low-sodium.

I tried using brown sugar, and did not care for it--surprising, since I normally prefer it. Also, I stir the ingredients with a fork (works much better than a spoon in a mug), and then add the chocolate chips--just let them lay on top.

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Thanks for the tip on the choco chips. I'm using Hersheys cocoa, so that should be high quality. Instead of the cocoa and sugar, could you use like Nestles choco milk mix? I've used it successfully in icings that I didn't want too chocolatey.

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I must be missing something, because this recipe tastes so bland to me and my family. Maybe it's using regular milk instead of the others (which I don't have in the house). I've added some salt, which helped, and upped the sugar a wee bit, but still something is just 'off'. Can it be the soy milk or etc? Also, the choco chips just dropped to the bottom of the mug and made a gooey mess down there- didn't stay up in the mix. The mix is pretty runny, which could be why the chips settle out. Otherwise it comes out light and fluffy and puffs up in the mug pretty neat!

Any suggestions?

My dd loves choco cake, and since going gluten-free she has to make whole cakes, which her husband doesn't eat, so a one-person recipe would be great.

Here is a huge amount of tips and comments:

http://www.dizzy-dee.com/recipe/chocolate-cake-in-5-minutes

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HAHA. I have the solution. check this out;

http://www.landolakes.com/mealIdeas/ViewRe...?RecipeID=4400B

I made this bread last night and it is really good. My non-gluten-free son loves it. And the best thing is, It has no calories! Hard to believe, but just look at the nutritional information at the bottom. If you can't trust LandoLakes, who can you trust? :D:D

Walt

The recipe sounds great, but the nutritional info has to be wrong. Anything that has butter, sugar, eggs has calories.

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The recipe sounds great, but the nutritional info has to be wrong. Anything that has butter, sugar, eggs has calories.

LOL :P

I think you're right, it says zero for everything on the nutrition info, including fat (which we know butter and eggs have) and carbs too.....I would think the rice/tap/pot flour blend would have a few of those.

Maybe they just couldn't get the nutritional info right because of the gluten-free flour since it isn't a normal ingredient.

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