Sunday, July 8, 2012
Microwave Chocolate Cake in a Mug
My grandchildren had asked me to bake and I was prepared to make cupcakes with them so they could decorate them. It turned out, we had a great time, doing more than just making these cakes.
It all started when I was telling four of the children a story and they were sitting there mesmerized including the two year old. That is, until she decided, it was time to listen to her sing what she called her camp song. It turns out, the song is her sister's camp song. In the middle of my story (sob), she waltzed away from the table and started to sing with hand motions. We all cracked up. Then her sister got up and sang with her but the star was still the little one.
After we finished the story and the camp songs, we watched a video on how to make this mug cake and I apologize for losing the location of the You Tube video. The kids, who do not watch television or go on the Internet were fascinated and we ended up watching a few more cooking videos. The little one climbed up on my lap to watch and was attentive, the entire time.
We then went to imitate the video and made this cake. We had planned to frost it but it was eaten within a minute and there was nothing left to frost. The kids liked this recipe so I will give it a good grade.
I am giving you the correct recipe but I am missing the source. I found it elsewhere and it is linked to the title of the recipe below.
Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake
4 tablespoons AP flour ( this is not gluten-free)
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons baking cocoa
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons Rice Dream
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips
Add dry ingredients to mug, & mix well .
Add egg & mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.
Add chocolate chips and mix again.
Set mug in the microwave & cook for 2½ to 3 min at 1,000 watts. (mine too a little less so check at 2 minutes)
Cake will rise over the top of the mug!
Remove from microwave.
Allow cake to cool a little, then tip out onto a plate, if desired.
I sliced it laying down, lengthwise as in photo.
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