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March 4, 2010 / dcwisdom

Cake In a Mug

Home alone
Favorite movie on the tube
Craving chocolate
No Snickers in the house
What to do?

Chocolate Cake in a Mug
I discovered this recipe…don’t know where or when…but have kept it tucked away just waiting for the right time to try it.  And Friday night was the right time.
Queen Mother has been at her sister’s since February 2, and when she arrived home Friday evening, I invited her for homemade pizza and Cake In a Mug.
This recipe is simple, and, from beginning to end, takes about five minutes.  Really.
Cake In a Mug
4 Tbsp. cake flour (or all purpose flour with 1/2 t. soda and a pinch of salt)
4 Tbsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. cocoa
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
3 Tbsp. milk
3 Tbsp. oil
1 coffee mug
Mix flour, sugar, and cocoa in a mug.  Add egg, milk, oil, and vanilla.  Mix well with a knife, incorporating all ingredients to make cake batter.  There’s NO need to spray the mug.
In the picture below, the Fruit of the Spirit mug has unmixed ingredients. 
The white mug has mixed ingredients.  Chocolate sweetness is in the bowl.
Put mug into microwave (1000 watt) for three (3) minutes on maximum power.
After using a mug, I tried cooking it in a cereal bowl.
As you can see, one recipe easily makes two servings,
or one recipe can be divided into two mugs.
Stir ingredients together in a separate bowl and pour into mugs.
Remember to shorten the cooking time in the microwave.
“Flowers and champagne may set the stage, but it’s chocolate that steals the show.”
~ Unknown


  1. Stacey at Living by Faith / Mar 10 2010 4:08 PM

    That looks so yummy! I will have to try it.

  2. Jeanette / Mar 5 2010 4:58 PM

    When someone forwarded the email recipe to me a few months ago I was skeptical to say the least. I tried it and was amazed at how delicious it really is. Just the right amount and little fuss. Thanks for the reminder.

  3. Deb / Mar 5 2010 4:36 PM

    may not be pretty…but sure does taste good..

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