Thursday, June 27, 2013

Fun & Frugal Summer Activities for Kids #17 Make 5 Minute Cakes in Cup

Heads up for my health conscience friends, you might want to move on to another post like Yummy, Yummy Granola Bars.  {SMILE}  For the rest of you, I have an idea that just may well win you the Mommy of the Year Award.  

I am not advocating this as an every day snack or anything, but as a once in a blue moon kinda thing.  For those that know me well, you know that I avoid the microwave like the plaque.  But this idea is just too awesome to not try at least once.  

Here it is ladies... 5 Minute Cake in Cups! 

This recipe makes ONE cake in a cup.
  • 4 tablespoons flour (be sure to use the exact amount)
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons whisked egg (trust me on this, do not use a whole egg)
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate chips
  • splash vanilla or other flavoring - try peppermint or cinnamon
  • optional - whipped cream

  1. Add all of the dry ingredients to the mug and mix.
  2. Add the egg and combine well. It gets pretty pasty at the point.
  3. Stir in milk and oil.
  4. Add chocolate chips and splash of vanilla. Stir well.
  5. Microwave for 3 minutes in a 1000w oven, or 4 minutes in a 700w oven.  Please note that your cake will start to puff over the top of the mug. Don't panic! It will collapse once the heat stops! 
  6. Allow to cool for a few minutes, then top with whipped cream.  
  7. Enjoy!


Have Fun!



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