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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Get Mugged

Because my in-laws love me, they sent me a recipe for making a single-serving chocolate cake in 5 minutes. Now, this is my kind of heaven! After reading through the recipe, I was a little skeptical but decided to give it a whirl last night. Sure beats whipping up an entire cake mix when I was only in the mood for a small piece.

The results? Not bad! It's actually rather tasty! I let the Man have a bite and then greedily hoarded the rest shared with the baby.

Since our FHE was rather informal last night, I am calling this the treat. And since Jesus said love everyone, I am sharing the recipe with you.

Chocolate Mug Cake
1/4 cup cake flour (I used self-rising)
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips
A small splash of vanilla extraction
1 mug

Add dry ingredients to mug and mix well.
Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and oil; mix well.
Add the chocolate chips and vanilla; mix again.
Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes on High. The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed! It kinda looks like a souffle rising. I put a small plate under my mug, just in case, but it didn't spill over.
Allow to cool a little. Tip out onto a plate, if desired, or just dig right in.

Sorry, I should have taken a picture but this is chocolate cake and this is me we are talking 'bout here. Let me know if you try this!


Adam and Kristina said...

First, love the punny title. I am all about those.

And second, this sounds great. And it doesn't even call for hardboiled eggs! I'm in.

Rupper Family said...

This does sound good, but what do you do for a single serving of frosting on top? Cake without frosting isn't really cake is it?

Nat said...

I'm definitely going to have to try that one!

Jessica G. said...

Rupper - Mix 1 tbsp cocoa powder with 2 tbsp powdered sugar. Add a little bit of water and stir until it combines completely. Add more water or more pow'd sugar until it's the consistency you want. Drizzle over cake. Easiest frosting I know. :)

Amanda said...

sounds like too much work for me right now! I need you to make it for me:)

Amanda said...

I'll just go eat my dove chocolate since you don't live here:)

Nat said...

I tried this last night, and it was so good! It was too much for me to eat all on my own, but still tasty! If you are going to cook four mugs at a time (gotta feed the troops) then you need to increase the cook time to 5 minutes. Do you care if I hook up a link to this post on my blog?

Thanks for sharing!

Kristie said...

Mmmmmm.....sounds yummy! And if I hadn't just made a birthday cake, I would try it for sure!! I guess that I'll just have to copy it and try it later!! Thanks for sharing!

Jo said...

OM goodness, I think I love you.

Tipi said...

Jess :(

What about our scientific investigation?
It is truly important!

Bonnie the Boss said...

Cool recipe!!! I might just have to give it a try.

Luv2run said...

Cool a new recipe to try. I am excited and can't wait. I will definatley try to make this week sometime. Can't forget the frosting recipe you provided too. Thanks :-)

Luv2run said...

Or maybe it will be without the frosting too. Need to try both ways.

Jill said...

Just when I was out of chocolate!

It sounds perfect for breakfast.

When you bake it in the microwave, it's so moist that it doesn't really need frosting. Or you could just buy a can of frosting, put some on the cake, then just eat the rest straight out of the can. (You wouldn't want it to go to waste would you?)

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