I just discovered - IT'S CHOCOLATE CAKE DAY!!
So, I'm re-posting this fabulous recipe!
As the ultimate chocolaholic, I was skeptical. Chocolate cake in a mug? In the microwave? in 5 minutes?? Might be barely edible, but that's all.
I had all the ingredients, so why not give it a try? With about 5 minutes prep time, I popped the first mug in the microwave for 2 minutes.
After letting it cool for 10 minutes (believe me, this was hard because it smelled heavenly) I took a skeptical bite. Delicious! Amazingly delicious! How could something this easy be so good!
There are several recipes for Chocolate Mug Cake, but here's the one I spotted in the September edition of Good Housekeeping.
2 tablespoons flour (I used self-rising. Some recipes call for cake flour)
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa (Not Dutch processed, if possible)
1 large egg
2 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons chocolate chips
small splash of vanilla extract
Add dry ingredients to mug and mix well. Add egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in milk and oil and mix well. Add chocolate chips and vanilla extract and...you got it...mix well.
Microwave on high for 2 minutes. The cake may rise over the top of the mug (I used over-size coffee mug), but don't be alarmed! Allow to cool and tip onto plate if desired. (Hubby added vanilla ice cream to his)
Please let me know how you like it!
And, be sure to visit Janet Rudolphs's Dying For Chocolate Blog
for more great chocolate recipes!
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