I resisted attempting one of these chocolate cakes in a mug because I know my own weaknesses. Chocolate cake is like kryptonite for me, along with m&m’s, potato chips, ice-cream…well, you get the idea.
Eventually good sense gave way to a craving and all it took was my son saying, “I wish we had something sweet” to send my mind into a tizzy. Chocolate Cake in a mug became my sole focus.
I think an alternate name could be PMS cake, but maybe that’s just my imagination gone wild.
In the spirit of full disclosure, this is a cake cooked in the microwave, so don’t get your expectations up too high. It’s good, but the texture is a little rubbery. Don’t skip adding the chocolate chips. Those help a lot and they’re not bad for the taste either. I mean, chocolate on top of chocolate is Love + Love. It cannot equal anything less than good.
I first followed and tried this recipe from Completely Delicious; however, I’ve looked at a million recipes and they are all pretty much the same. Use the normal cake ingredients and you really can’t go wrong. I like this particular recipe because it adds the chocolate chips.
3 TBS Vegetable Oil – I’m betting you can substitute butter, or if you’re like my kids, use olive oil.
3 TBS Milk
1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract, preferably Fringe Vanilla. Oh, and I never actually measure my vanilla. I just pour.
3 TBS Flour
4 TBS Sugar (ok, I never claimed this was good for you.)
2 TBS. Cocoa Powder
Pinch of Salt (whatever that means)
3 TBS Chocolate Chips (Don’t skip this step. Trust me.)
Mix all the ingredients in a large mug. My mug is pretty big and gives me room to put a small whisk inside of it. Then pop it in the microwave for two minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and it’s read to eat.
One mug of this cake is a lot. It’s too much for one person, even me. So plan on sharing it with someone, unless of course you need it all. Then by all means, indulge.
This might be a fun Valentine Day treat you let your kids help make and then share. I think the novelty of eating cake out of a cup is enough to make this recipe special.
P.S. I know today is Wednesday and I usually participate in What I Wore Wednesday, but I only have one picture from this week. I intended on getting more pictures, but the timing, the snow, and the photographer (aka my kid) just didn’t work out this week. If you want to see my one outfit (and believe me it’s nothing special), head over to my facebook page and I’ll post it there. Thanks!