Monday, January 10, 2011

Quickest Chocolate Cake EVER!!!

This weekend we enjoyed a great afternoon of ice skating. I’m not much of an ice skater myself.  I have only tried a few times. But its so much like rollerblading I did ok. My 9 yr old LOVES it and like a typical kid … she just got right on the ice and away she went! Her & my husband flew around just fine all afternoon. My 5 year old has only skated once & that was what when she was 3. She did much better this time & lasted just over an hour on the ice. After all that work it was time for hot chocolate & “cake in a cup”! Thats a cup.

This recipe was emailed around a few years ago. And when my Aunt ( The Big Red Barn ) sent it to us we tried it . Its something the kids & I like to make any time of year, but its such a great comfort food when you need some warming up.

You’ll need….

4 tablespoons flour, 4 tablespoons sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa 1 egg, 3 tablespoons milk, 3 tablespoons oil, 1 dash vanilla, 1 dash salt , 1 dash baking powder & a handful of chocolate chips.

Mix all the dry ingredients in a mug.

Then add the milk, oil, egg and vanilla & mix well.

Micro for about 3 min’s . Cake will bake up over the top of the mug. Remove carefully and “plop” on to a plate and let the crowd go to town!

One mug makes several servings after you brake it up.
Its fun to experiment with adding more cocoa or sugar, to make it just to your taste. I always add more cocoa & more chocolate chips then the recipe calls for.We sometimes like to add marshmallows to the top of the cake when its fresh out of the cup!

Its not gourmet but it’s the best 3 min cake we’ve ever made. . (or maybe its who you share it with that makes it taste so good!)


SkippyMom said...

What a wonderful picture Roundabout! I would kill myself on skates these days, but I do miss it.

The cake looks like a lot of [easy] fun. I think I am going to make it for Wallene this afternoon for snack. She deserves a treat. :)


Nancy said...

Well this is just the coolest recipe ever! I bet your kids just love it.

Jealous about your ice-skating. We haven't had the opportunity to get down to our pond yet to skate -- hoping for next weekend. :)

texwisgirl said...

Oh that's pretty neat! Glad you guys had fun! I'm like a cow on ice on roller skates so I'd never have the nerve to try ice skating...

Roundabout said...

Skippy- Wallene will love it ( you will too!)Its a not as fluffy as regular cake, but its still full of chocolate yummy-ness!

Nancy- hope you get a chance to skate this weekend! We had so much fun we're going again Saturday.

Texwisgirl- You should try it. Its not as bad as you think :) I think its alittle easier then rollerskating.

sapphireblue said...

I want to try that.

teekaroo said...

What a fun little recipe! We rarely feel like eating our way through an entire cake, so this is the perfect way to have our cake and eat it too!

Out on the prairie said...

Amazing , I have never nuked a cake.I put a peanut butter jar in to get the last of it out for some Thai noodles and the tiny bit of foil I forgot about makes a brilliant blue flare.This is nice because it is something I always have around the house.

Dawn said...

This is AWESOME!!! My kids are going to go for this in a blink!!!!!

Paula said...

Wow, it's like you read my mind. I've been thinking about the recipe for this mug cake for sometime now since buying my 1st microwave. We tried it years ago at a science center and Alex liked the fact it was so quick to make. I'll make him one later for a surpise after school :-)

Shell said...

I've never seen a cake in a mug before. My boys will love this :)