Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Mug Cake

My aunt sent me this recipe/idea last week and of course we had to try it right away.

The recipe is for a chocolate cake cooked in a coffee mug. Fun, right?

Of course, Tater refuses to eat chocolate cake. So we left the chocolate parts out and made a vanilla version.'s the recipe:

5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake
4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa (we left this out)
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (we left these out - my aunt said they all sink to the bottom anyway)
Splash of vanilla extract (we used a big splash since we left out the chocolate)
1 large coffee mug

So we took our mug (new mug from Cape Cod).

Added the dry ingredients and mixed well.
Added the egg and mixed thoroughly.
Added the milk and oil and mixed thoroughly.
Mixed in the vanilla (this is when you would add the chips).

Sprout loves to mix things.

So does Tater.

We should have made two of these - less fighting over who gets to do what.

Live and learn, right?

Once everything is mixed together, you put the mug in the microwave for 3 minutes at 1000 watts.

Ours was 1800 watts. I think we overcooked it a tad.

The cake rises dramatically out of the top of the mug. Very exciting! Once the oven goes off, it sinks back down.

So then we let it cool for a minute or two and dumped it out on a plate.

Mmmmm...scary looking, huh? Sort of like a cupcake gone wrong.

But we cut it up a bit and doled it out onto 3 plates and dressed it up with strawberries and whipped cream.

Sprout just had the whipped cream part.

Icing would also be good.

The cake was very dense. Probably more suited to a fudgy chocolate sort of thing. A little heavy for vanilla. Probably also because of the overcooking situation.

But it was still yummy. And I would totally try it again!

5 minutes till cake!

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