Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Steaming Mug of Cake!

It's nighttime and the kids are in bed. Then, suddenly, it hits you! That uncontrollable need for chocolate! But you are already settled in for the night and have no desire to run to the store. What are you to do? Never fear, because a quick trip to your kitchen pantry will yield the fix that any impatient chocoholic is jonesing for! With a few simple ingredients that you probably already have on hand, you can have delicious chocolate just 5 minutes!

There are many versions of the Coffee Mug Cake out there, but this recipe comes from Elena, cousin to Rebecca and Maggie. And we're so glad she turned us onto it!

What You Need:
  • 4 Tbsp. Self-Rising Flour
  • 4 Tbsp. Sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. Oil
  • 3 Tbsp. Milk
  • 2 Tbsp. Unsweetened Cocoa
  • 3 Tbsp. Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Splash of Vanilla
  • 1 Large Coffee Mug
First, mix all your dry ingredients in your mug, then add the egg. Mix well, then add the milk and oil, mixing some more. Stir in the chocolate chips and vanilla.

Pop your batter-filled mug into the microwave and let it cook for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes (it will puff up over the top of the mug, so don't be worried when you see that). Once it's done you can eat it right out of the mug...

...or, if you're feeling fancy, turn it onto a plate. When Maggie and her husband made this, they drizzled caramel sauce on top!
It should be mentioned that while eating this sinfully sweet treat, they were watching Biggest Loser!

Thanks Elena for a quick and easy way to satisfy our chocolate addiction!
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  1. Hmmm I have made this in a little bowl before, but never in a mug. The ultimate convinient desert - yum!

  2. This is perfect for me. I have, since I was a teenager, often made a cake just because I wanted 1 piece of cake! Now I can have that chocolate cake whenI want it and not have a whole cake left over. (At least now I have 4 other people that would eat it)

  3. I have been craving chocolate for days and didn't want to make a big cake. This is great! Thank you!

  4. Ive just become a follower, how clever are you

  5. I love this idea! I love cake, and this looks like a good way for me to monitor the amount I eat! This would be cute for a girls night out dessert!

  6. OH MY, that looks amazing!!!

  7. Yum! I so needed this recipe last night! All set for tonight though ;o)

  8. What a great idea...I'm going to try this! Stop over to enter a giveaway!

  9. wow that is such a yummy idea! talk about quick fix, lol!

  10. suck a cute idea, mabe I should buy a bunch of mugs and make them for a party