Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake…

Two posts in one day? I guess you could say that I’m excited about getting this blog started. Or, if I’m being honest, I have a sweet tooth and want to share one of my favorite things.

If you’re like me, long after dinner is over and you’re finished watching TrueBlood or Glee, you start longing for some chocolate.  This is probably one of the fastest and easiest desserts I know of and you don’t need any experience! This recipe also saved me during those horrible dorm days when all I had was a microwave and found myself in desperate need of cake.

This:

Plus this:

Makes this:

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbs flour
  • 2-3 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder (depends on how chocolatey you want it!)
  • 2-3 tbs sugar (again, depends on you. I always go for 3!)
  • 3 tbs milk
  • 1 egg white (from a smallish egg, if your egg is bigger, use about 3 tbs of the white)
  • 3 tbs vegetable oil
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp of vanilla (I’m guilty of never measuring the vanilla. Sorry!)

First, pick your favorite mug. You can use a smaller one because the cake won’t get very big. I used my huge Shakespeare mug because…I love Shakespeare. The only way Shakespeare gets better is to add chocolate to it.

Start by adding your dry ingredients to the mug.

Flour, Cocoa and Sugar into the Bard’s mug!:

Before you add the liquid ingredients, make sure you use a fork and get out all the lumps. No one wants to bite into a huge, dry lump of cocoa powder. Yuck. Mr. Shakespeare does not approve.

Moving on. Next comes everything else. Stir everything together until it’s nice and smooth.

Now time to “bake!” Since everyone’s microwave is a little different, I would put it in for 1 minute to start. After that, check it and see if it is still runny. More than likely it is. I normally have to cook mine for about 1 minute, 30 seconds. After the next 30 seconds, check again. The cake should come away from the side of the mug, and the bottom should lift up, but not be runny. You may have to do a couple seconds more.

This cake is really easy to overcook! Instead of delicious, chocolatey goodness in an awesome Shakespeare mug, you will have a brown, rubbery mess. Have fun scraping that out…”Out, out Damn Spot!” Wait, did I just quote Macbeth? Sigh…Told you I was a theatre kid. I can’t help it. The mug inspired me.

Now the fun part: Toppings!

I chose to top mine with a little whipped cream and some chocolate chips, but you can use whatever you like. Butterscotch chips, bananas, strawberries, caramel, mint chocolate chips, pecans…Whatever your little sweet tooth desires.

It’s small enough to curb your late night chocolate craving, but big enough to share with someone special…But you probably won’t want to!

Currently dancing to: “The Guilty Ones,” Spring Awakening

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