This was the PERFECT thing to try on a snowy night with Lu out of town ... the kids made their own, and it was literally made in less than 5 minutes (plus the 45second cook time lol). A real keeper for Sunday afternoon treats when the kid's friends come over ...
Chocolate Cake in a Mug
Preparation 5 MIN
5 MIN Output 1
3 tablespoons (45 ml) unbleached all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons (30 ml) brown sugar
2 teaspoons (10 ml) cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon (1 ml) baking powder
3 tablespoons (45 ml) milk
1 tablespoon (15 ml) canola oil
1 drop vanilla extract
10 semisweet chocolate chips (5 ml / 1 teaspoon)
1. In a 250 ml (1 cup)-capacity coffee cup, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, and baking powder. Add the milk, oil, and
2. With a fork, gently stir until the batter no longer has lumps. Sprinkle with the chocolate chips.
3. Cook the cake in the microwave for 45 seconds. Let cool for 5 minutes to allow for the cake to finish cooking.
If you want to do more, triple or quadruple the recipe and combine the ingredients in a bowl. Then spread the mixture into three or four cups or 125 ml (1⁄2 cup) ramekins. Remember, you have to cook the cakes one by one in the microwave for uniform cooking.