Saturday, January 23, 2010
Chocolate Cake...in a mug in a minute!
Do you ever feel like you need just a little something sweet? Maybe something gooey and chocolate? You look in the refrigerator, you look in the cupboards, but nothing looks appealing? It doesn't have to be a lot...just enough to quell that craving for a little treat. But you don't want to wait forever for it and mess up your whole kitchen making it. If you ever have that feeling, then you're gonna love this!
My friend Rita sent me a recipe for a lovely little cake you mix up and cook in a mug. Yep, a mug. You can also eat it out of the same mug, therefore keeping the number of dirty dishes to a minimum. (At my house this is very important.) And it cooks in the microwave. For only one minute! And after eating your chocolaty mug full of goodness, you have no leftovers to tempt you later. What a concept!. In its naked state the little cake is chocolaty good. If you want to walk on the wild side, top it with a little chocolate syrup and whipped cream. With a cherry on top. Because you want to.
Chocolate Cake in a Mug- recipe from Rita
Spray microwave safe coffee mug with non-stick spray.
(I just oiled mine with a couple of drops of light flavored olive oil.)
Add into the mug the following:
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons cocoa powder
pinch of salt
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons oil
2 tablespoons CAKE flour
Stir with a fork until smooth and no lumps.
Microwave on HIGH for 60 seconds!! (I have a mini-microwave that's really low power so I added 20 seconds.)
You can eat it right out of the mug or turn it out onto a plate. (But why dirty another dish?)
Enjoy it by itself or with chocolate syrup or whipped cream.