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ten minutes or less !!!! What were you thinking ? 

Here is a versatile, made in a jiffy chocolate shot cake, called aptly so as it is baked in a shot glass in a microwave oven. It doesn't get any easier than that!

Happy Valentine’s Day, revel in the delights love brings you!

Chocolate shot cake

Making of this cake happens in three simple steps. Bake the cake, moisten with flavored light syrup to take it out of the mundane mug cake realm, and then top it off with a dollop of whipped cream.


¼ cup flour

1 egg

1 tsp. sugar½ tsp. baking powder½ cup dark chocolate chips

1 tsp. cocoa powder

12 shot glasses


¼ cup sugar

¼ cup warm water

¼ tsp orange extract

Whipped cream for topping/ cocoa and chocolate shavings for decoration.

Melt chocolate chips by microwaving for one minute. Add softened butter, sugar and mix well till the mixture is glossy. Add the egg and blend well. Add cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and mix well till the batter is smooth. Dispense the batter equally into 12 shot glasses. Do not fill more than a quarter of the shot glass used. If you are making the dessert for two, divide the batter into 2 coffee mugs. Microwave for 20- 30 seconds at high for the shot cakes and 30-40 seconds for the mug cakes. You might need to adjust the timing according to the power settings of the microwave oven. You are about done.

Now prepare the sugar syrup. Dissolve ¼ cup sugar in ¼ cup warm water. Add ¼ tsp orange extract, mix and pour about 1 tsp each on the shot cakes.
Serve chilled topped with whipped cream, decorate with cocoa powder and shaved chocolate.

There are ways to make this dessert extremely indulgent.

Rum orange shot cake

Make rum syrup by mixing the prepared syrup with 2 tbsp. rum. You could add some more rum to the syrup and call it Rum orange extravaganza chocolate shot cake or something equally charming

Chocolate ganache shot cake (as seen in the picture)

Make a runny light ganache. Melt 1/4 cup chocolate, mix in 1 tbsp. butter, 4 tbsp. warm water, ¼ tsp. orange extract and spoon over the cake after poking 2-4 holes on the cake with a skewer stick


Aparna Naveen said...

Hi Archana, I have been a food blogger with the name Bhakshanam. It was in 2004. I have visited your blog then many a times. I just thought i will say hi to you if you still with that. Its been amazing to find you here still alive and kicking!! Great job. :)
And ofcourse, recipes have been amazing!!!!


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