A Day Honoring a Favorite Dessert!
I can never quite decide which I love more a luscious deep-dish apple pie fragrant with cinnamon, or a rich, melt-in-your-mouth slice of dark chocolate cake. It never entered my imagination that there would be a special day for Chocolate Cake, until a good friend sent me an e-mail with a recipe for a microwave cooked Chocolate Cake in a Mug in honor of today.
Of course I had to try the recipe, which is quite simple. The result is a somewhat spongy cake, with a pancake like under-taste. Not bad for a super quick cake to satisfy an craving for chocolate cake. I am wondering how the recipe might fair if a rising agent were added, or perhaps self-rising flour were used, which I do not keep on hand as a staple.
For a microwave baked product, it is good and should be a hit with younger kids especially if they are watching through the microwave window when the cake starts to rise like a souffle! It is puffs up quickly – almost like magic. Make sure you use a LARGE mug; you only want the batter to fill about halfway up you cup.
My mug is now empty, as I was enjoying my cake as I was typing this review. Hmmm, I haven’t had lunch today so maybe a second helping is in order.
Chocolate Cake in a Mug Recipe
Combine: 4 T flour, 4 T sugar, 1 T cocoa
Add to dry ingredients: 1 egg, 3 T milk, 3 T oil
Mix well. Bake 3 minutes in microwave. Cool and enjoy!
Optional Ingredients: 1 T of chocolate chips, or chopped nuts, or coconut
Let me know if you try this recipe and what changes you make!
Happy Microwave Baking!