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Monday, September 22, 2008

Minute Chocolate Mug Cake - You can thank me later

This recipe was sent to me by my dear friend, Jeanette and may I just say that today was a better day all because I made this and ate it?

If you're in need of a quick but extremely tasty chocolate fix, this little gem will fix you right up, I promise. (I also made a chocolate sauce to drizzle on top, because I'm PMSing like that)


Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

1 Coffee Mug

4 tablespoons flour (that's plain flour, not self-rising)

4 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons baking cocoa

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. The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed! Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.

Note: this is not a cake that stores well - it becomes rather chewy if left out more than 15 minutes or so, so eat it while it's hot!



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22 comments:

Dawn @ My Home Sweet Home said...

I just copied and printed - must try this!

My last post was about brownies. :-)

Alyce said...

Wow, it's like you can read my mind! I've been wandering around the house for the past week wanting something chocolate, but not willing to put in a lot of work baking. I can't wait to give it a try!

Mrs Lemon said...

Awesome - my hips thank you

Momma 2...5 said...

I will HAVE to try this today! Thanks for the great receipe!

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

I love that it's a recipe for ONE. The ultimate in decadence - chocolate with a blatant disregard for the notion of sharing. AS IF! Hee hee hee. Hugs.

twithhoney said...

I can only imagine how popular I would have been if I had known this recipe back in my college days.

Annabelle said...

I think I'm going to have to try this today!!

Stitchblade said...

Here is a post I made awhile ago when my 4yr old made it!
http://stitchblade.blogspot.com/2008/07/lauren-makes-cake.html
She was so happy with herself! Def a great one to get the kids involved with!

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meandmom said...

I will thiank you NOW! I just fell in love with your blog a little bit more! Guess what's for dessert tonight at my house? I might have to keep these ingredients on hand at the office as well!

Emily said...

my HUSBAND will thank you for this - i can't eat chocolate, so he (often) gets chocolate deprived. no more!

grammy said...

I really think I will try that and I am a Weight Watcher! Oh well, just one serving so that is great.

Dorothy said...

I'm thanking you now because my mouth will be full later!

Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom said...

Oh my gracious! Can't wait to try this tonight!!

Kara said...

Oh, my this is so perfect. My chocolate cravings thank you very much:)

Totallyscrappy said...

Hey, think of it as portion controlled chocolate cake. :) Any idea how many weight watchers points this would be? ;)

Wanda said...

O Yum! Can't wait to try it..

Choc-o-holic's Anonymous......back off!

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

YUM!!

Amanda said...

I'm gonna go make this right now! Thanks for the recipe!

Mel @ A Box of Chocolates said...

This would be a great teacher gift. Put all the dry ingrediants together with a mug and the recipe. Too cute. I wanted to try it, but I just entered the recipe into WW and it came up as over 8 points, which I just can't fit in. Darn! I am definitely gonna give it as gifts though. Thans for sharing such a fun recipe.

Crazy Daisy said...

I was here a couple days ago and saw this... tonight, I'm back and making them. :) Yes, It is almost midnight, however it is never too late for a brownie!

Elaine A. said...

Just made this and thanking you RIGHT NOW! : )