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Old 03-18-2009, 09:35 PM   #31
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dangerous for my waistline, my 'hips', my diet, etc!!
I can see myself camped out in my kitchen with a bag of
flour and a tin of cocoa and making meals out of this...
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Old 03-18-2009, 09:38 PM   #32
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That recipe sure gets around!! Has been emailed to 1000's of people here in New Zealand the past few weeks. :)
I will definitely be trying it out.
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Old 03-19-2009, 01:46 AM   #33
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Dangerous for who? I know my wife will appreciate the occasional quick, hot, chocolate fix...


I like it.. being able to mix the dry before hand and take the wet with me in a little container to work will let me cook this during those long cold nights on post. And it's a cheap alternative to those "just add water" microwave cakes.

I also thought that it could use more sugar. Perhaps a tablespoon more? Also it seemed to be very dense. Perhaps the best way to describe it would be 'vigorously chewy' cake. Perhaps thats me overmixing the batter, but the recipe did say 'mix thorughly' and 'mix well' and 'mix' yet again. Perhaps if I added all the wet at once and got the mixing over with quickly?

Gonna have to tweak this for personal taste... but it's good as is.
This cake get really dense and chewy if you over cook it. My microwave is more powerful than the 1000 watts the recipe calls for so I only cook mine for 2 minutes instead of 3.
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Old 03-19-2009, 05:42 AM   #34
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Just how large a mug do you all use?
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Old 03-19-2009, 09:56 AM   #35
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I'm sure we all use different sizes...but the one I use is quite large...it holds 14ounces.
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Old 03-19-2009, 08:42 PM   #36
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This cake get really dense and chewy if you over cook it. My microwave is more powerful than the 1000 watts the recipe calls for so I only cook mine for 2 minutes instead of 3.
If your microwave has adjustable power settings - you might try reducing the power and cooking for the full time. I have noticed this does make a difference in several instances instead of running at full blast for a shorter time.
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Old 03-19-2009, 09:33 PM   #37
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If your microwave has adjustable power settings - you might try reducing the power and cooking for the full time. I have noticed this does make a difference in several instances instead of running at full blast for a shorter time.
Exactly, Michael. I reduced the power on my microwave and cooked the cake at the recommended time. The cake was tender and yummy.
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Old 03-20-2009, 11:36 AM   #38
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If your microwave has adjustable power settings - you might try reducing the power and cooking for the full time. I have noticed this does make a difference in several instances instead of running at full blast for a shorter time.
Cool...I'll give that a try.
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I shared this recipe with my youngest brother and he's packaged up several small zipper-lock plastic bags with the dry ingredients and chips/nuts. Now all he has to do is add the wet stuff when he wants cake. He inspired me to do the same thing. This makes the cake even more dangerous.
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I also wonder if using something like Nestle's Quik instead of cocoa might make the sweetness about right. I think I'll just HAVE to try that.
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