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.
Into each mug, add:
4 T. all-purpose flour
4 T. sugar
2 T. baking cocoa
Give them to the children to mix up the dry ingredients.
Add 1 egg and mix thoroughly.
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).
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!
And though it may fall just a little bit when you open the microwave and take it out,
it still tastes incredibly delicious, especially with a big dollop of whipped cream on top (ice cream would be good too!)!