Sunday, February 1, 2009


After the disaster (well, sort of) that I call dinner, I needed a pick-me-up. My sister posted on Facebook about a 5-minute chocolate cake recipe that you make in the microwave. Score! I needed something simple and fast, and this definitely did the job.

I thought, wow, this cake can't be very good if you are making it in the microwave, but it was surprisingly good! It still needs "something" although I am not sure what. If you have any ideas on how to make this better, I would love to hear it.

This takes very little dishes. Just a mug, spoon and a tablespoon measuring spoon. That's it! Unless you want to eat your little cake on a plate, you can actually use less dishes and eat it straight out of the mug.

Thank you to my sister and thank you to Etsy where this recipe came from.

5-Minute Mug Cake
from: Rebecca and

4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons Splenda
2 tablespoons baking cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
dash of vanilla

* Add dry ingredients in microwave safe mug. Mix well. Add egg, mix thoroughly.
* Add milk and oil; mix well.
* Add chocolate chips and vanilla; mix well.
* Microwave for three minutes. The cake will rise, but watch it carefully to make sure it doesn't overflow.
* Let sit for 2 minutes. Tip onto a plate or eat right out of the mug.

Look how cute this is! It's almost as cute as a cupcake. I love how it's shaped like the mug it came from. I happened to use my favorite Walt DisneyWorld coffee cup.