Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Have A Cup-Cake

I'm sure you've heard of this before....today I made a chocolate cake in a mug. I haven't eaten it yet, but it looks good.

First, you mix the following in the mug:
4 T flour
4 T sugar
2 T cocoa
After mixing dry ingredients, add:
One Egg
Mix well, then add:
3 T milk
3 T oil
Mix well again, then add:
A "splash" of vanilla
(about 1/2 teas)
Mix well again and microwave on "high" or 1000 watts for 3 minutes. Here's a pic whilst it "baked."
Let cool in mug about 1 minute...it shrinks back down into the cup.

Once cake is cool, about 15-20 minutes, frost if desired. You may also add a tablespoon of chocolate chips before putting in microwave....mine is sans chips.

Since I began this post, Mom and I tried our cakes. It's not bad...it would be fun for kids to make. The cake is quite heavy, and definitely needs a little frosting for flavor.

Since it's a rainy day here, I'm off to the basement sewing room. Last weekend I took the remainder of my stuff that I had stored in the drawers and closet in my mom's room downstairs. You wouldn't believe it...I know I can't. I'm not sure how I got it all packed in there, but I know one thing for sure....I need to thin out the stash. I've put some cotton and yarn aside for my neighbor, who is always tickled with hand-me-downs. I hope she has a spare room ready.

I promise to show before and after pictures of my endeavor....which I'm sure will take some time. In the meantime, I'm happy for the rain, which is making the grass green, green, green.

To me, a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug." ~ Helen Keller

I couldn't agree more, Helen.


Susie Homemaker said...

So, I shouldn't feel so guilty for eating that piece of cheesecake a little while ago? More to come on that tomorrow!


glorv1 said...

Wow Amy, that looks really great and oh so easy. I'm going to copy the recipe and attempt to do that one day soon. What a great way for a quick treat. Take care and have a great rest of the week.

Susan said...

The grass is greening up, isn't it? I like your source of energy to get sewing. Looks delish and your review is the same as I have heard. Enjoy.

Wool Winder said...

I've never seen that cup-cake recipe before. How fun!

Creations from my heart said...

Looking forward to talking to you.We just got back from Mexico. It was GREAT to get away! I have never seen the cake in a mug. Miss you...Sherry

YayaOrchid said...

That little cake sure does look good! How cute and clever!

Amy, you've won an award, and I hope you stop by my blog for details! Thank you!

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello Amy!

A real cupcake LOL! Thank you so much for sharing and I must try this soon! Hope you are enjoying a beautiful week! :o)



YayaOrchid said...

Hi, Amy! Just stopped by to tell you you've got an award waiting for you at my blog. Pls stop by!

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello Amy!

Hope you are having a most beautiful week!