Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Chocolate Cake In A Mug? Who Knew??


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.

Ingredients:

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


Preparation:

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!


Mary




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15 comments:

Anne Front said...

I don't have to taste it and I already like it! Warm chocolate so close at hand, what could be better than that!

EchelonPress said...

This is just mean!! You put something like this out here for diabetics to see! What are you thinking? Trying to decide how I can adapt this to not make my sugar skyrocket, cause even that little bit of sugar will do it.

But my mom gets here today, so we might just have this do a special dessert after dinner and consequences be danged!

Karen Syed
http://klsyed.com

Mary Cunningham said...

Here's a healthier version, but still has suger. Maybe you could substitute Splenda.

4 tablespoons whole-wheat flour
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1/4 cup egg substitute (with yolk) or 1 egg
3 tablespoons lowfat milk or fat free half and half
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 tablespoons fat free sour cream
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons semi sweet chocolate chips (optional)

Sorry...but it was still FREAKIN' GOOD!! :>)

Nick Valentino said...

Soooo yummy looking! Karen sent me and now I NEED one of these!

http://nickvalentino.blogspot.com

Mary Cunningham said...

I think that's what makes it so good, Anne. It's warm!

Nick, you have no excuses for not making this. Just dump everything in a mug and microwave for 2 minutes. I'll expect you to report back. :>)

Pam Ripling said...

I, too, was going to ask Karen if Splenda works for her. It's great in some things.

Okay, now must try this myself. Gee, thanks, Mare, for the extra temptation!!! :)

Pam
http://beaconstreetbooks.com

Mary Cunningham said...

I aim to please, Pam. :>)

Melissa said...

This sounds delish! I'll be sure to try it the next time the hubby and I decide to have a cheat day :-D Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

Mary Cunningham said...

It "almost" makes enough for 2. I say almost because it's so yummy, you're gonna want your own!

Thanks for the comment, Melissa. Stop back and let me know how you like it.

Mayra Calvani said...

Oh gosh, that looks GOOD!!!!!!!!

Chris Eldin said...

YUM!!!! I can't share this with my kids. I just can't...
:-)

Heather M. said...

Looks great! Thanks for posting the recipe. I'll have to try it some night when I want dessert and we don't have anything already made up. This looks perfect for something good and easy to make.

Heather, lurker on the CW list.

Mary Cunningham said...

Thanks for stopping by, Heather. It is good and so rich! Wish I could get away with just eating half, but I usually end up pigging out!

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Hmmmm so yummy, I like chocolate very much and Chocolate cake in a mug, soo yummmmmy

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