January 24, 2011

Microwave Chocolate Cake in a Mug

Aunt Peg's Jewelry used this recipe along with some darling Christmas mugs to create quick and inexpensive gifts.
These were a hit with everyone who purchased them, and we have had a lot of requests for the recipe since...

It really makes an excellent cake (enough for 2 people) in the microwave in 3 minutes. No Kidding!


Chocolate Cake in a Mug
4 Tbsp. flour 
4 Tbsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. cocoa
3 Tbsp. chocolate chips (mini are best)
Mix dry ingredients together.
(at this point if you are making this mix to give, place the mixed dry ingredients in a small bag, and add chocolate chips on top-seal bag)
Add chocolate chips.
Remaining ingredients & directions...
1 egg
3 Tbsp. milk
3 Tbsp. oil
Small splash of vanilla
Lightly coat the inside of a microwave safe mug with non stick spray. Add dry ingredients. Mix well with a fork. Add egg, and mix again.  Pour in milk, oil and vanilla. Mix well.
Add chips.
Pour into mug, place in microwave and cook for 3 minutes (1000 watt).
photo of the cake baking in the microwave
Cake will rise over the top of the mug, don’t be alarmed. Allow to cool slightly, dump onto serving plate and enjoy!




Here are some photo's of the gift set we offered during the Christmas Holiday...



We're linking up here:
Beat the winter blue's, indulge your sweet tooth

6 comments:

Red Couch Recipes said...

What a fun idea! I have had the microwave cake in a mug before, but haven't thought of packaging it as a cute gift. I can see why these were so popular! Joni

Mrs. Tuna said...

Man, too cool.

Yenta Mary said...

I'm not sure I could even wait to place the cake onto a plate! I'll have to remember this for next year's gift giving ....

Lisa said...

This sounds so neat for when you want a treat in a hurry and you don't intend to share. :) I hope you'll come link this up for Sweets for a Saturday #2.

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

Great idea for a quick treat!

Please link this up to my winter blues link party "Indulge Your Sweet Tooth"

http://momnivoresdilemma.blogspot.com/2011/02/beat-winter-blues-indulge-your-sweet.html

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

Great idea for a quick treat!

Please link this up to my winter blues link party "Indulge Your Sweet Tooth"

http://momnivoresdilemma.blogspot.com/2011/02/beat-winter-blues-indulge-your-sweet.html