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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Microwave Chocolate Cake in a Cup

I know this recipe has been going around for awhile and I've always been meaning to try it. So this is another recipe we tried over spring break. Maranda made the whole thing, I put her to work. I figure if we are going to eat cake it might as well be one that I know all the ingredients that are in it. I used unbleached flour, organic sugar, organic eggs, and organic chocolate chips and my homemade vanilla extract. So we can splurge once in awhile...

Microwave Chocolate Cake in a Cup
Ingredients :
coffee mug
4 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
2 tablespoons whisked egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil (you can replace some of the oil with mashed banana)
3 tablespoons chocolate chips
a splash vanilla
a dash of cinnamon or instant coffee)

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well .
Add egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and oil and mix again.
Stir in chocolate, vanilla.
Microwave for 2½ to 3 minutes for a 1,000 watt oven.

Remove from microwave.
Allow cake to cool a little, then tip out onto a plate.

Of course you can add toppings, like whipped cream, chocolate syrup(for those chocoholics) or powdered sugar. I couldn't find my powdered sugar so we just at it as is, and it was plenty for two..

I cut the sugar in half from what the original recipe called for, but it was plenty sweet with the chocolate chips. It was a little dense, maybe 2½ minutes would be fine. It was very good, but reminded me more of a chocolate muffin, than cake.