Wednesday, March 12, 2014

DIY: Cake in a Mug

I think I first saw baking in a mug on Youtube, but it was about making a chocolate chip cookie in a mug.  Today, I thought I would make a chocolate cake in a mug.  Yes, I had a craving...

Things you'll need:
1. A Microwavable Mug
2.  Measuring Spoons
3.  4 tbsp of Flour
4.  2 - 3 tbsp of Brown Sugar (depending on how sweet you'd like your cake)
5.  1 tbsp of Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
6.  1 - 2 tbsp of Melted Butter
7.  2 - 3 tbsp of Milk (depending on how fluffy you'd like your cake)
8.  1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
9.  A pinch of Cinnamon (not necessary, it was just an experiment to add this for me)
10.  1tbsp of Chocolate Chips (or more if you like chocolate)

1.  Instead of adding straight Brown Sugar, you could do half Granulated Sugar and half Brown Sugar.  I've seen a few recipes that mix the two, but I'm a Brown Sugar junkie and my cake turned out fine...enough to satisfy my late night chocolate cake craving...

What I like to do:
1.  Mix these dry ingredients together first (Flour, Brown Sugar, Unsweetened Cocoa Powder)
2.  Add my Melted Butter, Milk and Vanilla Extract next
3.  If I'm feeling the Cinnamon, I will put that in next
4.  Then I  would add the Chocolate Chips
5.  I mix it all together to get my cake batter
6.  Then I put it into the microwave for 2 minutes (this really depends on your microwave settings because some online recipes put their cakes in for 3 minutes...some 5...but 2 minutes has been a good gauge for me)
7.  Your mug chocolate cake should look like a cake...
8.  Take it out, let it sit for a minute or so to cool
9.  You can de-mug it or not
10.  Enjoy!

4 tbsp of Flour

2 tbsp of Brow Sugar 
1 tbsp of Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

1 tbsp of Melted Butter

2 tbsp of milk (I use Almond milk)

1/4 tsp of Vanilla Extract and my pinch of Cinnamon

1 tbsp of Chocolate Chips

Mix your concoction

Microwave it for 2 minutes (I would keep checking on it.  If it looks like a fluffy cake in a minute and a half, then it's about time to pull it out, but it really depends on your microwave settings.)

The aftermath...lovely... chocolatey...

A good midnight snack!