Mug Cake

My mother in law sent an email a few days ago titled the most dangerous cake in the world. Well darn....i've gotta check this out! Oh my goodness! It looked like fun to me.....a chocolate cake in 5 minutes. Thats right! A chocolate cake ready to eat in 5 minutes. So we decided to try it out with the boys last night! Here is the recipe and a few pictures.....

4 tbsp flour
4 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp cocoa
1 egg
3 tbsp milk
3 tbsp oil
3 tbsp choc. chips(optional)
a sm. splash of vanilla extract
1 lg. coffee mug

*put the dry ingredients in the mug and mix well
*add the egg and mix
*pour in milk & oil and mix well
*add choc. chips (if using) and vanilla & mix again
*put mug in microwave and cook for 3 minutes on high
~the cake will rise over the top of the mug so don't be alarmed!
*allow to cool a little and tip out onto a plate if desired
*EAT and ENJOY!!!

The email made it seem that this was supposed to make a single serving but hubby and i agreed that there is no way we could eat that whole thing by our self! The boys shared one and we shared one! We also used reese's peanut butter chips which were good in it!! Its certainly not anything gourmet but its quick (kept the 3 yr olds attention), easy (the boys were able to pretty much make it on their own w/ a little supervision!), and fun! A couple of added benefits are that there is a limited amount of cake so you get your sweet fill but there aren't lots of leftovers to tempt you for days afterwards, and there is very little mess for mommy to clean up!!


April said...

One of my friends sent that recipe to me around Christmastime and I just HAD to make it. Boy, was it ever delicious! We all loved it!

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Anonymous said...

I have seen this recipe before but haven't tried it. I will have to give it a shot. Thanks!

Erin said...

I'm gonna have to try this out with the girls and put it on Haute Plates (with props to you, of course!) THANKS - looks yummy!

(I'm gonna have to scrounge up some coffee mugs...neither Matt nor I drink it, so we don't keep that many around!)