chocolate mug cake

I have made a terrible discovery.

Terrible for my waistline, amazing for my chocolate dependency.

During a several hour long foodgawker marathon, I came across this single serving chocolate cake. As I’ve said, I have a self control problem with desserts, which is why I end up cutting recipes in half and in quarters. So this could be the solution to my problems.

It was also another way for me to use my favorite green Loyola College mug that my parents let me bring down here from home because they saw my weird attachment to it.

I found this in Cooking with Kids, although the author didn’t seem too excited about it. She said her three year old took two bites and wanted popcorn instead.

Apparently I’m easier to please than a three year old.

I’ll be honest, this is not for dessert snobs. I used to think I was one, but apparently I just require chocolate in some form. It pretty much has the consistency of an Easy Bake Oven product, but it took five minutes to make, including cook time. Six minutes if you count eating time. And absolutely satisfied my chocolate fix.

Chocolate Mug Cake

4 tbs flour

4 tbs sugar

2 tbs cocoa powder

1 egg

3 tbs milk

2 tbs oil

dash of vanilla

chocolate chips

Mix the dry ingredients in a large coffee mug.

How pretty are my measuring spoons?? Birthday gift, from one of the wineries by my camp.

Add the wet ingredients and stir. Mix in the chocolate chips (I don’t measure these) and stick it in the microwave. Cooking with Kids said she was told 3 minutes but only did 2 and 1/2, and I only did 1 and 1/2 and it was fully cooked. So depending on your microwave just keep an eye on it.

With a glass of milk and Bravo reruns, I was content. If I weren’t slightly obsessive compulsive I’d leave the chocolate residue in my mug so that my morning coffee can pick up some of the deliciousness.

Maybe next time. There will be a next time.


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