Friday, August 13, 2010

Chocolate Cake in a Mug

This is a from a good family friend and sounds DIVINE! I have made something similar and I'm sure this will not disappoint.  Perfect for our Fiesta ware mugs.  Thanks, Kelly!



1 large coffee mug

4 tbsp flour

4 tbsp sugar

2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa

1 egg

3 tbsp milk

3 tbsp vegetable oil

small splash of vanilla

3 tbsp chocolate chips (optional)


Spray mug with cooking spray, then mix together all the ingredients in the mug, in the order given: first mix all dry ingredients, add egg and mix, then milk, oil and vanilla and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. Place mug in microwave, and cook on high for 3 minutes (more or less depending on your microwave). The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed. It will not overflow. Allow to cool a little then eat it with a spoon directly from the mug, or tip out onto a plate.


Liz said...

I have loved this for a long time... made some adjustments to it though, as I thought it needed a few tweaks.

I added an extra tablespoon of cocoa - as well as an extra tablespoon of sugar. It is MUCH more tender with that additional sugar. Also a good pinch of salt really accented all the other flavors in it.

Personally, I don't care for the chocolate chips in it because they ALL fall to the bottom and are just a melted chocolate mess. Depends on your own taste for that too of course.

I tend to be a little "scientist" when it comes to recipes. Usually try them the way they were written the first time..... and almost never end up leaving it the way it was! :)