This recipe, how to make cake in a mug, came to me from my friend Irene – Brilliant Sarcastic Woman – with a brilliant sarcastic blog – Me, Myself & I.
Why have I never heard of this!?!?! WOW
Cake in a mug is something that is fun to do with kids and even if you only “bake” once or twice a year, you are bound to have everything in your kitchen.
I don’t think I need to go looking for a better recipe, this was probably the best chocolate cake I’ve ever tasted.
Cake In A Mug
* 1 Mug
* 4 TBSP of Self Rising Flour (use plain flour and 1/4 tsp baking powder in place of-that’s what I did-who the hell has self rising flour in their pantry!?)
* 2 TBSP Sugar
* 2 TBSP cocoa powder
* 1 egg
* 3 TBSP milk
* 3 TBSP butter (melted)
* 1/2 tsp or so of vanilla
* 2 TBSP chocolate chips I didn’t have chips so I grated 4 Hershey Kisses.
Melt the butter. (I‘m assuming you should do this first in the mug you‘re going to use.)
Place all ingredients in a large mug.
Mix well (I used a kitchen fork)
Place in microwave and cook for 3 minutes (keep an eye on it, all microwave ovens are not the same)
LET IT COOL. Sprinkle with powder sugar if desired.
[I used the Xpress Redi Set Go, mixing everything in a small bowl first.]
Do the same for the Xpress cooker. You can either mix everything in the mug or a small bowl. Heat the Xpress cooker, then pour everything in. Cook for about 4-5 minutes. Check after 4 to make sure the middle is cooked. I lined the Xpress cooker with tinfoil (something that is NOT recommended) so my cake cooked in 5 minutes.
Rather you use the microwave or the Xpress Redi Set Go – you get this cute little personal size chocolate cake – or if you have little girls, like I do, you get a cute little cake for 3 – perfect for tea parties.