chocolate cake in a mug



Chocolate cake in three minutes? There goes my plan to eat less dessert in 2009! Your kids will love making this super quick recipe in the microwave. Just mix all of the ingredients in a microwave-safe coffee mug, and watch as the cake rises over the rim as it "bakes."

Chocolate Cake in a Mug

1 coffee mug

4 tablespoons cake flour (plain, not self-rising)

4 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons cocoa

1 egg

3 tablespoons milk

3 tablespoons oil

Small splash of vanilla

3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)

Add dry ingredients to mug, mix well with a fork. Add egg, mix thoroughly. Pour in milk and oil and vanilla, mix well. Add chips, if using. Put mug in microwave, and cook for three minutes on 1000 watts. My microwave is actually 1400 watts so I cooked it for 2.5 minutes. Cake will rise over top of mug—do not be alarmed!