Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Mug O' Cake

Posting this here for an internet friend who lacks access to my facebook account.  Enjoy!

Mug O' Cake

A few years ago several Mug O’ Cake recipes were circulating by email.  The wife loved the idea, but didn't quite like any of them.  So she adjusted them until she did!  This recipe makes a generous single portion and takes only about 5 minutes start to finish.

Ingredients:
3 tablespoons cocoa
2-3 tablespoons sugar
1-2 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons egg beater, or 1 egg
¼ teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon – 1 tablespoon chocolate chips

Directions:
Mix dry ingredients in large mug.  Add wet ingredients and mix very well (otherwise egg bits will appear in the cake).  Drop in chocolate chips.  Microwave in 950 watt oven for two minutes at 70% power.  Let sit a little and enjoy.

Variations/Final Notes:
This will overflow a standard size coffee mug during cooking, so be sure to either use a latte/soup mug or put a plate under it in the microwave.
Add sugar to your taste, less sugar for a darker chocolate taste.  Extra cocoa will also make it taste like darker chocolate.  Adding the extra flour helps keep the texture more like cakey and less rubbery.  The extra chocolate chips also make the cake much richer in flavor.  Sometimes I add butterscotch chips too.