3 minute-Cake-in-a-Mug!

Posted by admin | Child friendly food,Christmas,Desserts,Eggs | Tuesday 16 November 2010 12:24 am

Believe it or not!
3 minute cake in a mug
I haven’t been posting, but I’ve certainly been cooking. And baking. Donno why, somehow getting a dish done, photographed and onto the blog, often becomes a monumental task. I’ve got recipes typed out, but no matching photographs, or photographs for which I never did make an entry and then feel I might as well repeat it to make sure.

Well, to cut a long story short, I did try out this enchanting 3 minute-Cake-in-a-Mup. I’ll be honest, it’s not the best cake I’ve tasted, nor the best texture. It’s a little chewy. But there’s something absolutely enchanting in a simplicity, and the magic of watching it just rise in a minute, and grow and grow and grow like something out of an Enid Blyton book. And the wonder of having it done within minutes of thinking of it, and NOT having to clean up any mess. I’ve actually made it 3 times so far, the 3rd with my own variation. But I’ll come to that.

I chanced on the recipe on a friend’s blog and that came from somewhere else, and that from… I’m presuming this was the original posting I’m only copying the recipe verbatim because pages have a way of just disappearing of the net!

cake-in-a-mugIngredients
4 Tablespoons cake flour
4 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons cocoa
1 Egg
3 Tablespoons milk
3 Tablespoons oil
1 Mug

Preparation
Mix flour, sugar and cocoa

Spoon in 1 egg

Pour in milk and oil, and mix well

Put in microwave for 3 minutes on maximum power (1000watt)

Wait until it stops rising and sets in the mug

Tip contents out of mug onto a saucer and enjoy!

Thanks DizzyDee.

What I did different
I used all-purpose flour ( maida ).

Instead of the cocoa I used drinking chocolate powder and reduced 1 tablespoon of sugar.

And I watched it through the microwave window like a hawk.
I suggest the second the rising stops you turn of the microwave. In mine, the rising had stopped well before 2 1/2 minutes. I let it keep cooking, but then I began to worry about what smelled like burning. It hadn’t burned, but the second time it turned out less dry because I just turned it off.

The 3rd time I did this I left out the chocolate powder completely.
Instead I stewed an apple in 1 tablespoon of sugar, mashed it and added it to

4 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 Tablespoons sugar
1 Egg
4 Tablespoons milk
2 Tablespoons oil
1 Mug

I loved the taste. But the texture was dense and heavy. And my 4 year old refused after the first bite. I won’t be repeating that experiment, only because I really don’t need to be putting down a whole mug full of cake all on my own!

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