It’s been quite a while since I posted a Recipe of the Week, but this one has inspired me to share :)
Ever have times when you need a chocolate fix but baking a whole tray of microwave chocolate brownies seems a little excessive? *waves hand in the air* Well, DD happened upon this easy recipe to satisfy that chocolate craving.
It supposedly serves 2 “if you’re feeling virtuous”. Yeah, right. I don’t think so! (DD is not inclined to share her mug cake… ever!) But happily this recipe doubles like a dream… and those microwavable mug-like containers the kids begged me to buy? The ones that are supposed to be for school (so they can take single-serve microwave noodles, soup, or leftovers for lunch) but have never been used? Well, they’re the perfect size for mug cakes :)
First, a couple of tips:
Mixing all the ingredients in the mug may not give optimum results (AKA pesky little flour pockets right at the bottom of the mixture). So unless you’ve got a really large mug, I’ve found it’s best to mix everything in a small bowl first, and then transfer the mixture to the mug. (Ditto if you’re doubling the recipe and sharing it between 2 mugs — with the added bonus it’s definitely quicker to prepare that way. Note that you may need to increase cooking time for cooking 2 mug cakes at once.)
Addendum: I’ve been experimenting, so here’s the new improved version:
5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake – revisited
- 1 egg
- 3 Tablespoons milk
- 3 Tablespoons oil
- Dash vanilla extract
- 4 Tablespoons flour
- 3 Tablespoons sugar
- 2 Tablespoons cocoa
- 3 Tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
- Add egg, milk, oil and vanilla extract to large mug, mix well with a fork
- Add dry ingredients and mix well.
- Add chocolate chips (if using) and mix well.
- Put mug in microwave, and cook on High (1000 watt oven) for approx 3 minutes. Cake may rise over the top of the mug but don’t be alarmed. Allow to cool and dig in!
For vanilla choc-chip mug cake, leave out the cocoa but add 2 extra Tblspns flour, plus the “optional” 3 Tblspns choc chips.
(P.S. Next time we make a couple I’ll take a photo and add it to this post.)