Carrie Leigh (carrie_leigh) wrote,
Carrie Leigh

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A recipe so easy, an idiot could make it.

My mother sent me a recipe.  Forgive the double negative; I couldn't NOT try it.

1 coffee mug

4 Tbsp. flour

4 Tbsp. sugar

2 Tbsp. cocoa

1 egg

3 Tbsp. milk

3 Tbsp. oil

Small splash of vanilla

3 Tbsp. chocolate chips, optional

(An oversized mug)


Add dry ingredients to mug, mix well with a fork.

Add egg, mix thoroughly.


Pour in milk and oil and vanilla, mix well.

Add chips, if using.

Put mug in microwave, and cook for three minutes on 1000 watts.

Cake will rise over top of mug--do not be alarmed! (Do you SEE?  Try two inches above the mug!  I was glad I put it on the plate.)

Allow to cool a little; tip onto a plate if desired.


(This can serve two if you want to feel slightly more virtuous.)

This cake is not going to win any beauty prizes, either.  I had a small nibble and think that it needs to be chocolatey-er...  perhaps more sugar and cocoa, less oil.  I only used 2 tbsps of oil, anyway, because I don't like the way it makes things taste, but that's me.  This is a surprisingly dense cake, and I topped it with hot fudge sundae sauce for Ethan and Aaron, who ate it ALL. 

But they'll eat anything.  So there you have it.

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