Saturday, February 7, 2009

5 Minute Chocolate Cake in a Mug

This cake in a mug was fun to make! The cake is slightly dense but still quite delicious served warm with a scoop of ice cream. Sounds like an idea for Valentine's Day. I got this recipe from my long time friend, Em.

4 tbsp flour
4 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp cocoa
1 egg
3 tbsp milk
3 tbsp oil
3 tbsp choc chips
small splash of vanilla
1 large mug

Put dry ingredients in mug and mix. Add egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in milk and oil and mix well. Add choc chips and vanilla and mix again.
Place mug in microwave (1000 watts) and cook for 3 min. The cake will rise over the top of the mug but don't be alarmed. Allow to cool a bit and tip out on a plate if desired or eat right out of the mug.
Dessert for two.

31 comments:

  1. Nice! No more temptation to eat a whole cake when you can make one serving. :)

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  2. Now that's my kind of recipe! Thanks!

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  3. Oh Betty...what fun! Just the thing to make when you have only a wee bit of this and that! I love it. Hm....other than keeping ingredients on hand...I would say this would be a perfect thing for a perspective college student who will be a late night microwave junkie! Thanks for the post

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  4. This would be so much fun to do with kids!

    Thank you!

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  5. Couldn't wait until lunch so made it after breakfast...

    We both enjoyed it. I didn't want to open a bag of morsels so substituted craisins and pecans, which worked great.

    Wouldn't this make a cute kit for Valentine's Day? A cute Valentine Mug and the dry ingredients inside with the recipe and directions to add the rest? I think I'll make one for my daughter who is always careful about what she eats, but sometimes enjoys a treat.

    And, how many times have I had an unexpected guest arrive with nothing in the house to treat her with? Too often! This will work for those times, too.

    Thanks again!

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  6. Awesome! I'm going to have to try this!

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  7. How fun...sounds like something my grands would like to try. And I like Vee's idea of putting it together as a gift-in-a-mug!

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  8. I love the idea of small portions.
    Could be a quick surprise for Valentines Day!!

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  9. Love this idea...I find that now that the kids have left home, I tend to throw away a lot of "goodies" type of food...this will work well for us.

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  10. I've always wanted to try this! Sounds delish!

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  11. This is such a fabulous idea! Love it.

    Bonnie

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  12. This was fun! I did a cinnamon one that was really good!

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  13. I absolutely love this idea. .and how perfect for special little treats for two. . I can't wait to try it. . .we still have a few pieces of hummingbird cake in the fridge.

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  14. You didn't mention greasing the mug first. Did you?
    Jo

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  15. Hi, yes this is a great recipe but if you are watching your weight, thi is also a very dangerous one because #1..it is too darned easy and quick to make and #2..although it is a small portion..it ain't low in calories or fat.All this aside, it is yummy..try adding caramel bits, heath toffee bits and chocolate chips...heaven in a cup!! :)

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  16. Jo..you don't need to 'grease' the mug.
    Vee..love that idea, a 'cute kit' to give your loved ones on Valentine's Day.

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  17. What a fabulous recipe. I can't wait to try it. Thanks so much for your kind comments on my kitchen. I really appreciate it. I think I'll make these little cakes in there tomorrow. Marty

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  18. What a clever recipe, I will have to give this a try. Cindy

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  19. Wow - I am drooling! What a fun and delicious idea!

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  20. i'm so glad i found your blog...no one in kansas city knows what i mean when i talk about farmer's sausage or bubbat or borscht...i can't wait to read your WHOLE blog and i'm sharing it with my mom and my brothers too! THANKS!!!

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  21. what a amazing recipe! I'm so glad I found your blog!

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  22. Made this for dessert tonight (after supper had settled). It turned out great... had to microwave it a little longer once it was on the plate because it was still a tad goo-ey (I don't think my microwave is 1000 watts). At any rate, it worked out in the wash and was delicious with iced cream.
    Many thanks and kind regards.
    Thank you for your site!

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  23. Can I substitute the cocoa with more flour?

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  24. Anonymous..I just made this cake in a mug using flour instead of cocoa and it didn't rise quite as high but tastes good like a vanilla cake. Thought I would try it so I could answer your question. I am thinking of substituting custard(pudding)powder for the cocoa next time. Possibilities are endless and if something doesn't work there isn't much wasted, right?

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  25. Yummy! just made this to fill that late night chocolate craving. With a scoop of ice cream, it was AMAZING!! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Just made this for my girlies for a quick snack. Worked out great and they loved it. Not the healthiest snack but a nice treat once in a while. So quick and easy.
    Thanks,
    Leana

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  27. Great idea!!! I think I'll make this with the little 4 year old I take care of... she'll love it and be so proud that she helped me :D

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  28. great work and awesome idea.i will try to make this.

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  29. oh my - I'm gaining weight just looking at this recipe! Heading to the kitchen right now - this sounds so yummy - chocolate is AWESOME!

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