Chocolate Cake in a Mug

Monday, May 18, 2009

As if we needed an easier way to add volume to our hips, someone discovered how to make a cake in the microwave within a couple of minutes. Unfortunately, it's really quick and easy so I find myself making it when normally, I would bypass sweets because I don't feel like going to the trouble of baking. The recipe I found that tastes the best was posted on an online forum by a woman named Jeanie, so that's as much as I can credit her. I make mine in a bowl because my mugs are kind of small (and it's easier to *cough*double the recipe.)

Chocolate Mug Cake

2 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons cocoa powder (I mound them for a little more chocolate flavor)
A pinch of salt
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon oil

"Mix together all your ingredients and stir well. Put the cup in the microwave and cook it on full power for 60 seconds. Depending on the power of your microwave, and your altitude (go figure) you may have to cook the cake longer. Only cook in additional 15 second intervals, because an overcooked cake is no good, and it's even worse because you're microwaving it. Trust me, you think an overcooked cake out of the oven is dry and yucky, try having a solid wedge of dry microwave cake sometime. No fun. Once your cake is finished, it should be nice and fluffy."


-V said...

MMMMMMMMm... this sounds dangerously good - I might have to try it sometime! YUMMMMMM

craftyantoinette said...

Oh heavens... I did not need to know about this! And what do you know, I have all those ingredients in my kitchen. Already made the cake and am waiting for it to cool a little. Lucky for me I have canned whipping cream in the fridge... that should help cool it off. Took and bite and it sure does satisfy the craving! Plus I was able to substitute agave nectar due to gestational diabetes. Nummy!