Friday, December 30, 2011

5 Minute Mug Cake

Sometimes you need a baked good fix.  Now.  At those times you also don't want to have to make an entire cake.  It would not work with the whole baked good now issue.  My mom found a recipe for a mug cake a couple of years ago and after making it I decided it could use a little improving.  I tweaked it... a lot and came up with a cake worth eating.  Start to finish, 5 minutes and worth the wait.

5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake
3 Tbsp. butter, melted and cooled
1/8 tsp. instant espresso
4 Tbsp. flour
2 Tbsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. cocoa
pinch baking soda
3 Tbsp. buttermilk
1 egg
splash vanilla
3 Tbsp. mini chocolate chips


Melt the butter in a bowl in the microwave (it takes about 30 seconds).  Sprinkle the espresso powder over the top and set it aside.

In a LARGE coffee mug, mix the flour, sugars, cocoa and soda.

Add the buttermilk, egg and vanilla to the melted butter and mix.  This was my second cake of the evening so you can see leftover batter from the first cake around the edges because I was too lazy to clean it off...  Sorry if this ruins your experience.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix well.

Now stir in your chips.  I sadly, had used all my mini chips making the chocolate chip cheese ball on Christmas so all I had were big ones.  It was not the same.  I ate it anyway.

Spray the mug you mixed your dry ingredients in with cooking spray and pour in the batter.  Throw it in the microwave and cook if 2-1/2 to 3 minutes.  Err on the low side or it will dry out.

It will look like this when it is done, unless your mug was too small and then it will look like Don King or Marge Simpson.

Turn the cake out onto a plate and let it cool for a couple of minutes.  Each cake should feed two people.  Unless one has PMS...

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