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Thursday, 28 August 2008

If only we had chocolate!

I have recently discovered a bunch of new (to me) blogs that I'm really enjoying. Eventually, I will update my blogroll (you know in my spare time!) so you can see them! One of them is Sarah's If only I had chocolate. (How could you not love a blog with that name?) Recently she blogged about a mug cake and posted the recipe. Well, this week we tried it. And tried it. And tried it! So yummy!

Mug Cake

4 tablespoons cake flour (I figured this was S R flour)
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
optional, 3 tablespoons choc bits

Mix dry ingredients together in the mug. Add wet ingredients and mix well. Pop in the microwave for 2 minutes. Yum!

My mugs must be smaller than everyone else's! When I tried it first my cake exploded out of the mug. So now we mix two cakes in two mugs and then tip mixture into a third cup till all three are even and we cook each mug for 90 seconds. If you choose to add the choc bits add them to the top of the mixture and don't mix them in. If you mix them they all just fall to the bottom of the mug. Of course, if you like chocolate puddles under your cake, mix away!

The next thing I'm going to do (in my spare time!) is try out some different types of cakes. I'll let you know how I go!


Sarah said...

HI Kris,

OH you made me laugh with the explosion. I told my boys and they begged that we do that next time LOL BOYS!

Next time we will put chocolate drops in ours (wink wink)

LOUISE said...

What a great idea, this would make a perfect pudding for someone who is on their own. I shall check out the blog, most of us girls love our chocolate! I've just had my teaspoon in the Nutella jar! x

Lorraine said...

wow....something to try!! sounds yummy...not sure about the exploding one tho...LOL....will make sure I use big mugs!!

connie said...

I am so glad I found your blog!! (from the walk for your life blog)
I am so impressed with your stitching and quilts! I love doing that stuff.

Kimberley said...

Actually, cake flour is a very finely milled flour that is lighter in texture than regular flour, and it has no leavening agents added. That would explain why your cup 'o chocolate fun wound up exploding out of the mug.

I can't wait to try the recipe and will let you know how it works with plain cake flour.


Kimberley said...

The mug cake was a huge success! I added a smidge of cinnamon and dusted the top with 10X confectioner's sugar and it was very nice. I think I am going to use this with my Brownie troop next week. Luckily I have a small troop so they won't have to wait too long while the mugs cook!

Thanks for sharing!

Rest is not idleness said...

This sounds really great for people living alone or someone that wants a little bit of chocolate goodness. It might be that the tablespoon measurement is 15ml not 20ml (Australian tablespoon measurement) and that is why you needed 2 mugs. I'll be giving this a go soon.

Bird Bath said...

mmmm, chocolate cake with a handle! I'm looking forward to giving this a go very soon!