Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Cake in a Coffee Mug, no really! Got 5 minutes? Make this!

This recipe is dangerous because once you have tried it you know you can have dessert in 5 minutes anytime you want. You might want to try the original version first. If you soak ground flaxseed in water for a few minutes it is an egg substitute. I like that much better than a whole egg in this but you be the judge.

Cake in a coffee mug (healthier version with my changes):

1 tbsp ground flax seed
¼ cup quick oats
1 tbsp whole wheat flour
1 ½ Tbsp sugar, raw sugar, maple syrup, etc.
chocolate chips, (nuts, dried cranberries, cinnamon, etc. as you wish)
¼ cup milk, Or part plain yogurt or soy milk
Couple drops of vanilla


Put dry ingredients in a coffee mug. Add liquid, stir and let sit for a couple minutes, add chocolate chips or other goodies, stir well and microwave 2 ½ minutes or slightly less depending on your microwave.  Let it cool a bit and enjoy. I sometimes pour a little milk over it while it is hot, but without it is like a little cake.



Original version (This is sinful and enough for two of you)

4 Tbsp flour
4 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp cocoa
1 egg (ground flaxseed instead of egg is much better. I feel the egg makes it rubbery)
3 Tblsp milk
3 Tbsp oil
3 Tbsp or more chocolate chips
a small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug


Add dry ingredients to mug and mix well. Add egg and mix well. Pour milk and oil mix well. Add chocolate chips and vanilla, mix.  Microwave on high for 3 minutes. The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but should not spill. Allow to cool before tipping out onto a plate.  Serve with ice cream, whipped cream or by itself.

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