Monday, February 9, 2009

Mug Shot

Surfing the web I happened to come across what is possibly the most dangerous recipe I have ever seen. Not because it involves blow-torches or any other dangerous equipment, but because it is a recipe for a chocolate cake…an individual chocolate cake…which can be made in 5 minutes…in the microwave. As if you needed any more excuses to break your New Year’s weight loss resolutions. There is both an “easy” and an “easier” version of this recipe and I have included both (you’re welcome). These would also make great Valentine’s Day gifts for friends baked in cutesy holiday-themed mugs and wrapped in cellophane.

Easier Chocolate Mug Cake
9 Tbs hot chocolate powder mix
4 Tbs flour
1 egg
3 Tbs oil
3 Tbs water
pinch of salt
Chocolate chips (optional)

Easy Chocolate Mug Cake
4 Tbs cake or all-purpose flour
4 Tbs sugar
2 Tbs cocoa powder
1 egg
3 Tbs milk
3 Tbs oil
splash of vanilla
chocolate chips (optional)

Grease the inside of the mug with cooking spray. Measure and pour the dry ingredients into the mug and stir to combine. Add the egg and stir to combine. Measure and pour the remaining wet ingredients into the mug, stir to combine making sure that all dry ingredients are incorporated from the bottom of the mug, stir in chocolate chips if using. Microwave on HIGH for 3 minutes.

*NOTE: You may want to use a larger-than-average mug for this, as the cake does rise as it cooks

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