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Saturday, January 24, 2009

5 Minute Chocolate Cake for One - made in a coffee mug!

The Altitude Adjustment Section
My friend Julie — who works at Bountiful Cow cheese company — just told me her sister has a daily food radio program called “Culinary Confessions” which airs on 1310 KXAM in Phoenix. So I went to their website and this is a pretty comprehensive program which you can listen to online. They also have a great recipe archive, and while I was exploring, I found this amazing recipe for a 5 minute chocolate mug cake which cooks in the microwave. It's really fun and easy to make for when nothing else will fill the urge except chocolate cake.

Ingredients
4 tablespoons A.P. flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
1 large egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
1/8 teaspoon vanilla
1 large coffee mug

Procedure
Add dry ingredients to the mug and blend well with a fork. Now add the egg and mix thoroughly. Add milk and oil and stir till smooth. If you're adding the chips, stir them in at this point. Put mug in the center of the microwave and cook on high for 3 minutes. This recipe is timed on a microwave with 1000 watts of power, so you may need to adjust the cooking time for your micro. The batter might appear like it is going to overflow, but it won’t — trust me. Let cool a little bit and get your spoon ready. The recipe states you can turn it out of the mug, but so far nobody has been able to wait that long.