5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake
4 tbs flour
4 tbs sugar
2 tbs cocoa
3 tbs milk
3 tbs oil
3 tbs chocolate (optional)
A small splash of vanilla extract (optional)
1 large coffee mug
Add the dry ingredients to your largest mug and mix well.
Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.
Add the chocolate chips (if desired) and vanilla extract and mix.
|The mixture with my Peter Rabbit fork|
Put your mug in the microwave and cook at 1000 watts (HIGH) for 3 minutes. Because my mug was funky and Lord knows how to actually use the microwave on my floor, I ended up flipping the cake over and cooking it for another 45 seconds because it wasn't totally done.
|Right out of the microwave|
Susan and I split the cake. It was pretty good, even if it wasn't spectacular. It was kind of a strange cake - it was denser than usual. I added some chocolate chips, which all sank to the bottom of the mug and had the effect of a gooey chocolate layer on the bottom. Also, I used olive oil instead of canola oil because I had some olive oil ice cream awhile ago that was delicious. The fact that I also have a quart of olive oil to use before the end of the year may have been a factor as well.
|The finished product on Susan's pretty plate|
All in all, not a bad recipe, although it does need some tweaking. If you are suffering from a major craving and have all of the ingredients on hand, go for it. But if you have to go out to get some of the ingredients, just buy a cake! Or, better yet, make a regularly sized cake.
While I was "baking," I had the song "My Way" running through my head. As much as it pains me to admit it, it wasn't Frank Sinatra's original but instead the cover that Robin Williams sings in Happy Feet. That's right. Happy Feet. So here it is for your listening pleasure. I love this clip because it is dubbed over in Spanish (and Robin Williams really does sing the song in Spanish).
I think it's an almost appropriate song for this cake - each is a... well, "adulterated" is too strong of a word, but each is a weird, fun version of a classic.