3-MINUTE CAKE IN A MUG
1 large coffee mug * (see below)
4 tbsp flour (some recipes recommend cake flour)
4 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
3 tbsp milk
3 tbsp vegetable oil
small splash of vanilla
3 tbsp chocolate chips (optional)
Spray mug with cooking spray, then mix together all the ingredients in the mug, in the order given: first mix all dry ingredients, add egg and mix, then milk, oil and vanilla and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. ** (see below)
Place mug in microwave, and cook on high for 3 minutes (more or less depending on your microwave). The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed. It will not overflow. Allow to cool a little then eat it with a spoon directly from the mug, or tip out onto a plate.
* Use a two-cup Pyrex measuring cup instead of mug
** Mix the egg, milk, oil, and vanilla separately before adding to the dry ingredients (prevents tough cake due to overmixing).
NOTE: If using a 1250 watt microwave, change the baking time to 1 minute 43 seconds OR until a toothpick comes out with moist crumbs.
Pairs Well With
I wanted to make a treat for my husband, but a whole cake sits around too long. So, I decided to make the Microwave Cake in a Mug recipe that has been flying around online lately.
Some people said they problems with the cake overflowing, and cautioned to use a large mug. Others had problems locating large, microwave safe mugs. The two cup Pyrex measuring cup worked perfectly. This recipe makes one very generous serving (OR easily serves two).