Tuesday, November 8, 2011

3-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake from the Microwave

This is a dangerous recipe. Because it's SO easy. And because you make it with things that are probably always in stock on your pantry shelves. And it only takes 3 minutes. And it's single serve so you don't feel as guilty about it. Oh - and it's rich & Yummy! Last night I had just got the kids into bed & sat in the couch to watch some of my shows before bed. The craving hit me - I wanted some baked sweets. Not ice cream, not store-bought cookies, not a pudding cup.... baked goods. But seriously - who has the energy to do all that at 9:00 at night!!? Not this girl (usually!). Then I remembered this recipe! Woo hoo - craving satisfied. It's not as light & fluffy & moist as what you'd get from Ms. Crocker's boxes but, in a pinch, it'll surely get the job done!

Step 1:

Mix your dry ingredients in a coffee mug (not a small one, please!)

Stir in the egg...

Stir in the milk, oil & vanilla. Then stir in the chips.

Put it in the microwave for 3 minutes. It'll grow up over the brim of your mug - don't worry!! It's OK! It'll go back down.

Can you see that in there!? It's kinda tough to take a picture through the microwave door.

See? It settled down.

Now just dump it out onto a plate/bowl & drizzle with a little chocolate syrup - or maybe some powdered sugar - or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Whatever sounds good!

This definitely makes enough to share with a 2nd person so don't feel like you have to make 2 if you & the spouse both want some.

3-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake (in the microwave):

4 TBsp flour
4 TBsp sugar
2 TBsp cocoa powder
1 egg
3 TBsp milk
3 TBsp oil
a small splash of vanilla
3 TBsp chocolate chips

Mix the dry ingredients in a large mug. Add the egg & stir thoroughly. Stir in the milk, oil & vanilla. Mix in the chocolate chips.

Microwave for 3 minutes (1000 watt microwave). Dump out onto plate & top with whatever sounds good!