I won’t lie, I’m a big fat snob when it comes to baked goods and am very particular about chocolate cake. I’d been craving it for ages but didn’t want to bake a whole cake and then have to eat the entire thing myself. Not that I wouldn’t polish off a whole cake, mind you.
Just as I was about to bake a bunch of cupcakes (and freeze all the extras for future snacking,) I heard about a version made in a mug and cooked in the microwave from one of the forums I frequent and used the recipe provided. I’d never made a cake in the microwave oven before and thought this was worth checking out.
Wow, talk about an experiment gone awry. It was tough and flavorless. I probably did it wrong, maybe I over-nuked it or something, so tonight, I tried again using a recipe I found here.
I’m sorry, but REALLY??? HOW did this recipe get 4.5 out of 5 stars from 19 people?? I have to assume that all 19 of them do not have taste buds because this cake tasted like crap. I even made sure to nuke it for two minutes and twenty seconds instead of the full three minutes the recipe specified and it was still leathery and flavorless. I had to throw it away, it was so bad. What a colossal waste of Callebaut cocoa! The cake batter was pretty tasty though.
The moral of the story: bake a whole cake (or cupcakes) from scratch using a regular oven; microwaved cakes are nasty.