National Chocolate Milk Day Calls For Cake

by / Thursday, 27 September 2012 / Published in Blog

It’s National Chocolate Milk Day. How crazy is that? I swear there’s a day to celebrate just about everything. But chocolate milk is at least something I can get excited about. Especially if you’re talking *hot* chocolate milk.

What’s better than enjoying a crisp cool fall day with mug of hot cocoa?

Actually, I know the answer to that. It’s if that mug is actually full of hot chocolate CAKE instead of hot chocolate milk.

Beware: This cake is the most dangerous chocolate cake in the world. Why? Because it can be made, start to finish (including cooking time!), in under 5 minutes. Yes, seriously. And it’s good too. Really good.

I’ve splurged a bit on this cake by adding some warm cinnamon and spicy cayenne. This gives it a Mexican twist and, in my opinion, makes it the perfect thing to serve after a round of grilled fajitas.

Quick and Dangerous Hot Chocolate Cake

Serves 2 (or 1 serious hot chocolate lover)


  • 5 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 and 1/2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 and 1/2 tbsp packed light brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (add less if you’re afraid but do try a little bit at least once. If you’ve never had spicy chocolate before, you’re in for an experience)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup whipped cream (from a can or made from whipping cream, I prefer unsweetened here)


  1. In a large microwave-safe coffee mug stir together the dry ingredients. Mix in the milk, oil and vanilla.
  2. Microwave on high power for 1 minute. Microwaves vary: If a fork stuck in comes out with soft crumbs rather than uncooked dough, it’s ready to eat.

What’s the most dangerous dessert you’ve ever made?