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Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe

Posted by Trish on January 3, 2013 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Right now there's mug cakes popping up left, right, and center.  What is a mug cake???  It is the easiest, and fastest way to get warm cake into your tummy.  There is a compromise in texture but we're talking about 5 - 7 minutes from raw ingredients to your tummy


Have you ever heard of the children's story  "If you give a mouse a cookie"?  I feel like that when I bake.  I start with one ingredient to bake a dessert, and I end up making 3 more to use up my ingredients.  This is exactly how the mug cake spawned.  I made a giant batch of chocolate fudge sauce for ice-cream but I had more fudge sauce than ice-cream, and so I made mug cake to "assist" in the consumption of fudge sauce.


I ended up free pouring certain things.. like chocolate chips, and whipped together the ingredients with a fork.  After 3 minutes in the microwave, I smothered it in my freshly-made fudge sauce.

The result: a resemblance of a chocolate pudding cake, with a less appealling texture.  But the taste is fantastic.  Rich, moist, and decadent. I recommend using the empty mug for a glass of milk to wash it down afterwards.

 

5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake:

  • 1/4 cup of chocolate chips
  • 4 tablespoons of flour
  • 1.5 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 3 tablespoon of oil or melted butter
  • 3 tablespoon of milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla
  1. Melt the chocolate in the microwave on 30 second to 1 minute intervals until melted. Becareful not to burn it. 
  2. Add milk, oil or butter, vanilla and egg to the melted chocolate and mix well. 
  3. Add flour, sugar, and baking powder to the chocolate mixture. Fold but do not over mix or it will be tough. 
  4. Gently stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Pour the batter into a microwave-safe mug and heat on high for 3 minutes. Serve with whipped cream, fudge sauce or ice-cream.

Note: the time required to microwave the chocolate and the cake will depend on the microwave model. You may want to adjust it accordingly to your machine.  Also, I used Hershey's semi-sweet chocolate chips but use any of your favorite type.

 

Fudge Brownies Tutorial

Posted by Trish on May 11, 2010 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (1)

So I am finally settled into my new place, which means I can finally resume baking.  Now 43% of you said you wanted to see a full tutorial on how to make fudge brownies.  These are NOT your instant mixed brownies.  The texture and flavour is completely different from instant mix thus please do not complain that it takes more work than instant mix because it is NOT instant mix.  


What You Need:


1 C Butter, Melted

3 C Sugar

1 Tbs Vanilla Extract

4 Eggs

1 1/2 C All-purpose Flour

1 C Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

1 C Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips





1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).  Lightly grease a 9 x13 inch baking dish.  I used two 8 x 5 inch pans.


2. Combine melted butter, sugar and vanilla into a bowl.  Beat in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.






3. Stir together the flour, and cocoa powder.  Gradually stir the flour mixture into the egg mixture until well blended.




4. Stir in the chocolate chips until well blended.




5. Pour into prepared dishes.  Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.  I needed to bake mine for 1 hour due to use of smaller pans.  They are done when toothpick is clean when inserted. Cool before cutting into squares.



I topped one with confectioner's sugar and chocolate and drizzled the other one with just chocolate.