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» Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Temptation in a Coffee Mug
James made this last night. He used 2 tablespoons of sugar and 2 of Splenda. We had no chocolate chips, so he used Andes Mint chips instead. And we were virtuous and split the result, which was very dense. Not sure if that was because of the Splenda substitution or not, since sugar helps the rising process. It also wasn't chocolaty enough for either of us. I wonder if you could swap one of the tablespoons of milk for a tablespoon of chocolate syrup. :-)
Five Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

4 tablespoons flour

4 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons cocoa

1 egg

3 tablespoons milk

3 tablespoons oil

3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)

a small splash of vanilla extract

1 large coffee mug

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.

Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts (high). The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed! Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.

EAT! (this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous).