desperate times

What do they say about desperate times? Well, after the overwhelming response I received regarding chocolate cake recipes, can you guess what I’ve been craving like a madwoman? So imagine my delight when I was reading Chika‘s food blog and found a recipe for a miniature microwave chocolate cake (July 16 post)!
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That’s the cake right out of the microwave. I try not to cook food in the microwave, because I think it’s kind of creepy, but remember the thing about desperate times? Anyway, the recipe says you can dust with powdered sugar, but I say BAH! I’m a frosting gal all the way, baby, so I sort of made a chocolate marshmallow frosting (I adapted a recipe I found on epicurious) and just poured it over the top, and voila!
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The texture is a bit weird, but hey, it’s chocolatey, and it’s cake! And thanks for all the recipes and suggestions. Now I just have a stack of recipes as fat as a phone book for a large metropolitan center to try!

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7 Responses to desperate times

  1. Heidi says:

    I feel the same way about microwave cooking. But, there is a great artichoke recipe in “The New Basics Cookbook” that I love.
    Good plan on the frosting!

  2. Reid says:

    Hi Mariko,
    I tried to make this cake that was recommended by Chika as well. It came out quite good considering it was made using a microwave oven. The only thing I should warn you about is that the cake should be eaten right away. The original recipe (in Japanese) was a little different. That’s the one I actually used.

  3. Kathy says:

    I made one of these “cheater cakes” today – I am totally converted to microwave cakes, I’m afraid. I tend to pooh-pooh microwave cooking, but…it was just too delicious. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Lynette says:

    Thanks for sharing both the recipe and Chika’s site. I’m a new fan of food and will definitely try the microwave cake.

  6. chika says:

    Hi Mariko,
    A bit weird, but “it’s chocolatey, and it’s cake”… that’s exactly what it is ;-)
    Now I’m curious which one you are picking up first to give a try out of that huge stack of chocolate cake recipes… all of them sound delicious!

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