So yesterday’s experiment with my first mug recipe was fun, quick, tasty and had an easy cleanup. Now I have this urge to try out more mug recipes to find better tasting quick fixes. The brownie was interesting and all, but I wanted something more. So today, from the book “10 Fun Things to do with your Microwave,” I tried the “5 minute Chocolate Cake.”
It was way better than yesterday’s recipe. This cake was very moist, the chocolate chips added to its smoothness, and the house smelled of chocolate goodness 🙂
* Quick tip: If you are wondering which mug size to use, use the mug that the dry ingredients fill it up about 3/4 of the way. The cake is not going to rise much during the cooking process.
- 4 tablespoons Flour
- 4 tablespoons Sugar
- 2 tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa
- 2 tablespoons Whisked Egg
- 3 tablespoons Milk
- 3 tablespoons Canola or Vegetable Oil
- 3 tablespoons Chocolate Chips or a crushed Candy Bar
- Splash of vanilla extract (or another extract of your choosing)
- Coffee Mug
Step 1: Add all of the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, cocoa) to the mug and whisk until there are no lumps (you can use a fork).
Step 2: Add the egg and combine well. (It gets a little clumpy at this point)
Step 3: Stir in the milk and oil.
Step 4: Add the chocolate chips and vanilla extract. Stir well. (Make sure to get the stuff at the bottom of the mug. The worst thing is to take a bite and have a pocket of dry flour.)
Step 5: Microwave for 3-4 minutes.
*”It will start to crown over the top but do not worry. It will collapse once the heat stops.”
Step 6: Let the cake cool for a few minutes to avoid burning the roof of your mouth and suing me 🙂
Step 7: Eat and Enjoy!