Friday, October 24, 2008

Coffee Mug Chocolate Cake

People often send recipes to me because they want to share an old favorite or because they've just created something new. My sister, Jeanie, received this little gem of a recipe which has recently created quite a stir over the Internet. It's a little miniature chocolate cake that you bake in a coffee mug in the microwave. How brilliant is that???? Now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at
any time of the day or night!

1 coffee mug
4 tablespoons flour (that's plain flour, not self-rising)
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons baking cocoa
1/8 tsp baking powder
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
Small splash of vanilla

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well . Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla, and mix again. Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts. Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.
This can serve two, if you'd like to share.

The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed!
Is anyone else thinking this needs ice cream? Who's with me???

I think it might be easier to mix everything up in a little mixing bowl and then pour it into a coffee mug to bake it, just because I kept spilling it while mixing it in the mug. hehehe

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