Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Chocolate Cake - IN A MUG!!!

I wanted to "bake" something in the microwave because I've NEVER done it before. So we tried out this recipe and each child baked their own. 

In large microwaveable mug, combine 1/4 cup sugar and . . .

A 1/4 cup flour and . . .

And an 1/8 cup cocoa powder and . . .

And a 1/4 teaspoon baking powder.

Mix dry ingredients together.  Now add 1 egg.

And start a-stirring!

And Stir, Stir, STIR!  There will be dry ingrdients at the bottom, so keep on stirring. And the batter will be THICK.

Now for the wet ingredients.  Start by adding 3 Tablespoons milk and . . .

And 3 Tablespoons oil.

Stir in slowly and mix well!  The batter should be smooth and silky.

Now add 1/8-1/4 cup chocolate chips and 1/8 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract.

Mix well and place in microwave. Set cook time to 2 minutes 30 seconds at 100% power.

Here is a sneak peek at what the cake looked like with 1 minute and 3 seconds to go.  See how the cake is peeking out of the mug?  It never bubbled over into the microwave, but we put paper plates under all the other ones we baked.

Ta-dah!  Here is the happy boy with his mug of Chocolate Cake and a glass of milk on the side!  Mmmmm.

Here's another one we made.  It really was over the top!

And my favorite pic of the night -

While the cake looks like a small portion, it is very rich and could be shared.  However, who wants to SHARE chocolate cake??

You could serve with whipping cream, chocolate sauce, bananas and/or vanilla ice cream.