Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Three Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

A friend of mine sent out this recipe today. I couldn't wait to get home and try it out. Besides, testing the recipe before posting it gave me a good excuse to veer from my diet, if only for a moment.

Use a large mug, a coffee cup might run over in your microwave while cooking. Also, using a coffee cup instead of a mug would make it a . . . . . . cup cake. :)

In your mug put 4T plain flour, 4T sugar, and 2T cocoa powder. Stir these together. Add 1 egg and stir. Add 3T milk, 3T oil, a dash of vanilla, and mix well.

This recipe called for cooking in the microwave at 1000 watts for 3 minutes. I couldn't figure out how to set my microwave to cook at 1000 watts so I just set it to med power. I ended up cooking the cake for an additional 30 seconds. Setting at 75% power would probably have been just right. Nevertheless, the results were tastefully sinful and superbly rich and Y U M M Y!!!!

If you are in the mood to share, this cake is so rich it could easily be enough for two. And, if you're really feeling adventurous, top with some whipped cream or a little chocolate syrup, or both. For cooking variations, stir in few chocolate chips or chopped pecans.


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I’m going to try your mug cake…. Sounds yummy!