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Monday, June 1, 2009

5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

I got this week's recipe back in March from the blog, Cynnamama's Cafe. This is one of the blogs I found during the Ultimate Blog Party. At that time I'd never heard of the recipe, but since then it's been on a lot of other blogs.

If you haven't tried it yet, I highly recommend it! It's great for a quick snack, but I think if you needed to make a last minute dessert for company coming over, a few of these cakes would be great for that purpose as well.
*This will also be my entry for my Sweet Thursday Cake Round-Up in a couple of weeks. If you have a cake you'd like for me to include in the round-up, email your link to me at *

Recipe for 5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
A small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again. Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes. It's okay if the cake rises above the mug. Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired. Serves 1-2 people.

I actually made mine in a little bowl instead of the coffee mug, because apparantly I have a problem following directions. lol. If you'd like to see what the cake looks like in the mug you can see it at Cynnamama's blog.

Tips & Suggestions:

-As you can see, I cut my cake into fourths, and then I placed two of the fourths on to a bowl with ice cream for serving. The ice cream and chocolate syrup really added a lot, and made it look very attractive.

-I didn't use the chocolate chips, but I bet they'd be delicious. I also think it would be good with white chocolate chips or peanut butter chips. You could also try adding a teaspoon of chopped nuts and even a couple of marshmallows for a rocky road cake.

-This cake reminded me a lot of Betty Crocker Warm Delights. Next time I make these, I plan on topping it with caramel or hot fudge before baking to see if it truly measures up to the warm delights.



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