Have you ever been home by yourself and get a hankering for dessert? Maybe something chocolatey? You think “maybe some pudding, or a piece of chocolate cake? But, no, you tell yourself you can’t make a whole dessert: there’s all those ingredients, all the time to measure, mix and bake and whats more ~ the leftovers!
What if you could make a warm, chocolatey dessert made just for one? Do you have a coffee mug? Got some basic baking ingredients in the house? Got a couple of minutes? Then you’ve got a fudgey, chocolate mug cake! You don’t even have to choose between cake and pudding when in less than 2 minutes, you could have both in the same hot dessert.In 1 coffee mug, measure and whisk or stir together: 3 Tabl. Half and Half (or Whole Milk) 3 Tabl. Vegetable Oil 1 Egg dash of Vanilla Extract Whisk in: 4 Tabl. Sugar 1/2 tsp. Instant Coffee (optional, but it enhances the flavor of the chocolate) Whisk in: 4 Tabl. Cake Flour 2 Tabl. Cocoa Powder pinch of Baking Powder pinch of Salt Drop in: 1-2 Tabl. Chocolate Chips
Place the mug in your microwave. Microwave on high for 1 minute*. Remove from heat and stir from bottom up, just enough to mix up ingredients stuck on top. Place back in microwave for 30 seconds. Remove from microwave, cool for a few minutes and enjoy your own personal dessert!
* Microwave ovens cook differently. Your microwave may cook faster than mine and cook in only 1 minute, or may need a few seconds longer than 1-1/2 minutes. What is important to remember is: you want some liquid in the bottom. Be careful not to over-bake or you’ll have a very solid, dry cake.