Saturday, August 30, 2008

A Real Cup Cake

After reading this recipe for a cake microwaved in a mug (at Chasing Cheerios), I gave it a try last night.
It's fun, it's yummy, and it takes 5 minutes TOTAL.
In a bowl (or in a microwaveable mug, but I used a bowl in order to be able to stir it thoroughly),
4 T. sugar
4 T. flour (all-purpose OR self-rising; there are recipes for both online -- I used all-purpose)
2 T. cocoa
3 T. milk
3 T. oil
1 egg
If you're like me, add the mandatory handful of nuts and chocolate chips.
Pour into a microwaveable mug (no need to grease) and nuke it for 3 minutes (1000 watt microwave, so you may want to watch your time). The cake rises and climbs up the mug, eventually mushrooming up over the top. It's pretty cool .
You can turn this over onto a plate and dust it with powdered sugar. A cherry on top makes it extra pretty.
I was thinking a fun idea would be to keep it in the mug and put whipped cream on top, so it looked like a mocha.
And if I had a camera cord, I'd show you!!! (Grrr...)
This is very fun and easy. So easy, in fact, that I'm going to have the kids do this on Monday for a Labor Day Treat. They'll get a kick out of watching it grow.
I'm thinking this is a good College Student Recipe, too, as you don't need an oven.
Try it and let me know what you think! Did you change it? What worked? What didn't?


  1. I thought I would let you know that I tried this today (and so did Grace, with much anxiety that the microwave would explode!) and it was awesome! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Good for a quick fix, no? I'm glad you gals enjoyed it, and your microwave survived :)

      Miss you!


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