Saturday, March 19, 2011

Cocoa Cakes in a Cup

A couple months ago, a friend shared a simple and fun recipe with me...one I kept but hadn't yet tried with the kids. With Daddy's long absence, we needed something fun to do and something yummy to eat, so the other night I decided to give it a go.

Although I like the alliteration of Cocoa Cakes in a Cup, I should point out that the recipe is actually called Minute Chocolate Mug Cake, and it really did live up to my expectations of simple and fun!

First, get out one mug for each person. I collect mugs from our travels, so it was extra fun for me to get to use 5 of them.
MugCake Mugs


Into each mug, add:
4 T. all-purpose flour
4 T. sugar
2 T. baking cocoa

MugCake dry ingredients


Give them to the children to mix up the dry ingredients.
MugCake mixing


Add 1 egg and mix thoroughly.
MugCake eggs


Add 3 T. milk
3 T. oil
dash of vanilla and mix again.


Fold in 3 T. chocolate chips (the best part!) (I used mini-chocolate chips).
MugCake chocolate


Now microwave on high for 3 minutes.

And here's the fun part: The cake will rise way above the top of the cup but not spill over - so much fun to watch!
MugCake boys watching


MugCake Audrey watching


And though it may fall just a little bit when you open the microwave and take it out,
MugCake Alex tasting


it still tastes incredibly delicious, especially with a big dollop of whipped cream on top (ice cream would be good too!)!
MugCake mug cake


15 comments:

mountain mama said...

oh my gosh...what a great, fun, easy idea!!!!

we must do this tomorrow.

thanks!

Misty said...

Oh yum! I must give this a try!

Bobi said...

oh what a great idea. I will definitely try this thanks for sharing it with us. all the best.

Jessica said...

Looks so tasty!! I want to try it now!

Rachelp said...

You know how to hook me every time...Chocolate!? I am so there.

Kristin Bridgman said...

Someone gave me this recipe a long time ago and I never tried it, shame on me! After seeing your pictures, I think I may have to get my favorite mugs down and do some baking. :)

Jenn said...

Yummy! Love all those pictures! My kids would love this we might just have to try this!

Thanks for linking up! :)

Queen Wifey said...

nom. nom. gonna have to try it out. have a great weekend.

tsinclair said...

I do not know how you stay so skinny with your chocolate addiction. :-)

Looks like a super easy and fun treat. We will have to try it.

Amy @ Cheeky Cocoa Beans said...

Sigh...really shouldn't have come over here when I'm so hungry! ;) These look delicious, and seem like they're really fun to make!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

LOVE this so much!

deb duty said...

That looks so fun and really yummy!

Caseybumpinalong said...

How fun - I'm so trying this.

CrossView said...

I'm ashamed. My oldest daughter gave me a copy of that some time ago and I put it away for "later".
I will have to try it now. It looks like fun. It's quick. It's got to be tasty. I'm a bad mom. Pat youself on the back! ;O)

Love your mugs, by the way!

CrossView said...

I'm ashamed. My oldest daughter gave me a copy of that some time ago and I put it away for "later".
I will have to try it now. It looks like fun. It's quick. It's got to be tasty. I'm a bad mom. Pat youself on the back! ;O)

Love your mugs, by the way!