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5 Minute Chocolate Cake

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“This is a super simple & super quick recipe. This was really popular a few years ago. I got this recipe from "yoyomax12" on YouTube. This is the video:”
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  1. This recipe is essentially made in a microwave safe mug and can be prepared right in the mug. A bowl provides a larger work surface, but it's your choice.
  2. If you plan on taking the cake out of the mug, spray non-stick cooking spray in the mug.
  3. Mix your flour, cocoa powder, and sugar together first.
  4. Then add in your egg, oil, milk, and vanilla.
  5. At this time, you would add in your chocolate chips. I actually found that butterscotch chips tasted really well. It almost gave it a caramel factor.
  6. Make sure your ingredients are mixed THROUGHLY if you are mixing it directly in the mug.
  7. Cook in the microwave on high for 3 minutes or until it's spongey to the touch.
  8. You can take this out of the mug to enjoy or simply eat it directly out of the mug!

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