Chocolate Mug Cake

Yes, you see it right – this non-baker is doing another food blog!  I fell into the chocolate mug cage recipes awhile ago and have been experimenting on my own.  I mean – who actually makes it exactly the same as the recipe anyway?

I’ll give you what I found and I’ll also tell you approximately what I use.  I say approximately because I can’t find my measuring spoons so I’m not exactly sure how much of anything I use.  😉

The ingredients on the recipe that I liked the most:

4 tbs each of flour and sugar

2 tbs cocoa

1 egg

3 tbs each of milk, oil and chocolate chips (optional)

small splash of good vanilla

What I use approximately are:

4  – 5 tbs each of flour and sweetened hot chocolate mix

3 – 4 tbs each of milk and chocolate chips and blueberry sauce or applesauce

1 tsp oil

small splash vanilla

My reasoning for the changes are:

A whole egg for such a small cake seems unnecessary, but put it in if you like.  Maybe get extra small ones.

That is a lot of oil, so first I substituted most of it for apple sauce, but then one day I found blueberry sauce and I preferred that.

Method

Mix the dry ingredients together.  You can mix them right in the mug (it should be a large mug), or you can mix them in a bowl.  I like to mix it in a bowl since I sometimes found little dry bits in the bottom of the mug that had not been mixed in.

Pour in the milk, oil and blueberry sauce (or applesauce) and mix well.

Add the vanilla and chocolate chips (if using) and mix again.

Pour into the mug and cook on high for 3 minutes.

Depending on the size of the mug (I use  a very large one), the cake may rise over the top of the mug, but will settle down again.

You can eat it right out of the mug or take it out to put on a plate.  There is enough for 2.  Enjoy.

Chocolate Mug Cake
Chocolate Mug Cake

As I said, I use a very large mug – it is large enough to put a large can of soup in.  If you have a normal size mug, please use the smaller amounts.

I haven’t seen any critters around for a couple of days.  It has been cool and raining, so I wouldn’t have been able to take pictures of them anyway.

Luckily I can tune into Africam for my critter viewing.  The first egg should be hatching soon at the Black Eagle Cam, we are watching the baby hippo grow on Idube and we never know what will show up at Nkorho, Elephant Plains or Tembe.  Hope to see you there.

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