Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Something Fun to Try!

I received an email from my friend Karen earlier this week

with an interesting recipe,

5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake...

just too intriguing to pass up!

Start by combining, in a large, mico safe coffee mug,

4 T. flour

4 T. sugar

2 T. cocoa

Add 1 egg and mix thoroughly.

Pour in 3 T. milk

3 T. oil and mix well. Add 3T. chocolate chips (optional)

A small splash of vanilla extract.

Speaking of vanilla extract--have you ever used vanilla from Mexico???

It's worth a trip alone. Mix again.

Place 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.

It's supposed to do that. Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate. This will serve 1-2 people. (I had this cake for lunch today.) It's a fun thing to try, but the cake seemed a little tough to me. Also, I did not use the chocolate chips, but I think they would have been a nice addition. One suggestion, you might want to mix it all up in a small bowl, then pour into your mug. It seemed a little difficult to mix everything in the mug. Since this cake only takes five minutes to prepare, you NEVER, ever have to be without chocolate cake!


This week I'm linking with

Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style

All Things Inspired at All Things Heart and Home

Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday...Crafts

Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I have had that before. So easy and so good!

Stitchfork said...

Very clever!
xo Cathy

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

This looks YUMMY!!

Wanda Metcalf said...

Well well well you can tell a girl was in need of a fix can't ya! =0) I am going to give this a try for sure. I wonder how we could give it a little cove to hold some of the moisture in...

Thanks for sharing this one!!

Shirley said...

It would be a quick fix when you want something a little sweet. It would work really well when you live with a diebetic because there wouldn't be the left overs. Have a wonderful day. Your Missouri Friend.

Mahek said...

Can you tell me if this recipe does not need baking powder?

Robin said...

I wish we were on skype so you could see my eyes! I love this...oh my goodness and it looks like I could whip it up in no time!

Robin said...

ps...I'm featuring it next week on All Things Inspired...gotta go ..I have an extra 5 minutes!xo

MeMeSue said...

Oh my chocolaty goodness....my husband will LOVE this...the chocolate freak that he is! My house will never be without dessert now. Thanks so much for sharing!

MeMeSue said...

I was kinda wondering about the baking soda too!

MarieElizabeth said...

What a fun little treat for those days we're stuck inside because of rain.

Privet and Holly said...

Wow ~ what a fun
idea! I wonder if
there would be some
way to moisten it up
or have the center
be ooey-gooey, like
a lava cake?? Yum!

Kate said...

Fun! Delicious.

Red Couch Recipes said...

These are way fun! I have made a version of these before. Yours looks yummy. Love the name of your blog! joni

Allison @ Alli 'n Son said...

So chocolaty and so easy. Just my style.

I'd love to have you share this recipe on Sweet Tooth Friday. http://alli-n-son.com/2011/04/07/jelly-bean-cookies/

Shirley said...

Yippee, I think this would go good with my Girl Scout Goulash!!!!

Chiara said...

I am just drooling. Drooling! This is beyond yummy! My husband loves chocolate, so I can't wait to make him a mug of chocolate cake!
I featured this recipe on my Friday Favorites post today. If you would like, come grab a featured button. Have a terrific weekend!

The Fajdich Times said...

Sounds heavenly! Think I am going to make this tonight:) You have a cute blog. Hope you stop by soon:)

MrsJenB said...

Well I gotta tell ya, I'll sleep better tonight knowing that I never have to be without chocolate cake! ;) This is genius, I absolutely have to give it a try, no excuse not to!

Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friday!

Jennifer Seward said...

Looks Great...Might try it tonight!

alison said...

Thank you for posting this--I will be making this a few times this week. :)

AND...I'm featuring it in the Idea List tomomrrow:

Tracy F. said...

This sounds as intriguing as it does delicious. Can't wait to try it!
Love your blog, too.

Southwest Cottage Designs said...

I've become your new follower after discovering your blog. I've made 5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake before and have lost the recipe. Can't wait to try it again.

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