Foodie Friday -- Crazy Cake in a Mug

Don't get your panties in a wad! Yes, I'm actually posting a Foodie Friday recipe! Actually, I found this one on Sweet Little Bluebird yesterday, and my daughter (12) tried it out last night. The kidlet needs to learn to cook sometime, right? And I'm not cooking very much since I'm focused on losing this little bit of weight I gained over the last few months--I'm eating as natural as possible, which means no yummy recipes until I can manage to get my snacking under control.

My daughter made this recipe, but I did taste it. Yes, it was only about 1/2 teaspoon. It's pretty good, though I think cocoa powder doesn't have the punch real chocolate does. This single serving will give you the sugar fix you need without all the tempting leftovers.


Crazy Cake in a Mug
(single serving, microwave recipe)

5 Tbls flour
4 ½ Tbls sugar
2 tsp cocoa powder
¼ tsp baking soda
Dash of salt

½ tsp vinegar
¼ tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp vegetable oil
4 ½ Tbls water

Using a large microwave safe mug, spray the inside with non-stick cooking spray. Mix the first 5 dry ingredients in the mug. After mixing well, make 3 depressions in the dry ingredients. Pour vinegar in one depression, vanilla in another, and vegetable oil in the third. Pour water over the top. Mix well with a fork until smooth. Place in microwave and cook on high for 1 ½ minutes, uncovered.

Top with anything you like--powdered sugar, frosting, chocolate chips, caramel, or whipped cream--or nothing at all.

Hints & Suggestions:
  • the original time said 2 minutes, but our microwave tends to cook quickly, thus the 1 1/2 minute cook time
  • You could undercook this and not have a problem since there are no eggs in this recipe
  • Yes, it does rise due to the chemical reaction between the baking soda and vinegar


Marilyn said...

Sounds yummy. Too bad I'm a frosting fan instead of a cake fan.

Margaret Golla said...

I'm with you, Marilyn. Actually I flip my cake over, eat the yucky stuff and savor the frosting last!
This was an easy dessert for the kidlet to put together--she found the caramel syrup in the fridge to give it the extra zing of sugar!