Tuesday, September 2, 2008

TT: Cup Cake!

I have discovered the joy that is homemade chocolate cake in the microwave, much to the dismay of my waistband. Not only is this ridiculously easy to make, it's also individual-sized (okay, I split this into two pieces, since it's pretty large, but it could be individual)!

Cup (Mug) Cake!

You will need the following kitchen utensils:
1 magic mixing fork (okay, a fork, but doesn't it sound more fun calling it that?)
1 mug/cup (not some dinky cup - you want the one that holds enough coffee to get you going)
1 Tablespoon (for measuring everything out)
1 Microwave (because how else will you cook it?)

4 Tbs flour
4 Tbs sugar
2 Tbs cocoa powder
1 egg
3 Tbs oil
3 Tbs milk

1. Measure out dry ingredients into cup.
2. Pour egg into cup.
3. Pour oil and milk into cup.
4. Mix well with your magic mixing fork!
5. Microwave for 3 minutes.

Careful, it's going to be hot!

I've experimented with adding cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves - all with good success. However, I tried adding chocolate chips, and, while delicious, the cake stuck to the mug a bit, so I have to play around with the recipe some more - maybe spraying it with cooking spray?



Veggie Mom said...

This sounds like something fun to try with the kids. Sort of like a "grown up" Easy Bake Oven?

Elizabeth Channel said...

That's amazing it will work in a microwave! Someone gave me something similar (in a mix with a tiny plastic pan) when I had a baby. It was really neat but I didn't know you could make it yourself!

The Q Family said...

This is so cool. I have to give it a try.

Kelly said...

i can't wait to try it!
i'm linking this to my blog as my featured post.

Ann said...

What are you doing to me here?!?
Oh, my poor thighs.
I guess I better try this out!

Petula said...

Oh my! I don't think you should have told me about that. I am a sucker for chocolate. I know, I'll just pretend I didn't read it. Sure... that's what I'll do. :-)

MyChronicLife said...

This is something that even I can do! I'll try it & let you know how it goes...once I get the ingredients!

Brain Foggles

Angela said...

This sounds yummy! My kids would love it!

onangelwings said...

This is a great idea.