Monday, January 25, 2010

cake in a mug?? ugh

Well, I tried a recipe I've been wanting to try forever yesterday. It's called a Cake in a Mug. A friend sent it to me and says it's yummy. Well, of course I had to low fat it, cause you know, I'm watching the calories and fat...
Well, it turned out AWFUL!! So, I guess it's back to the drawing board. I used the protein powder instead of baking cocoa, skim milk, and half the chocolate chips (I used minis) applesauce instead of oil, egg substitute instead of the egg. Too much?? It was still a little high in fat, so I didn't know what else I could do. Oh well. You try it and see if the real deal tastes better than cardboard. The picture is what it's supposed to look like. I didn't bother taking a photo of mine.

4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
A small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug (MicroSafe)

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and oil and mix well..
Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.
Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts.
The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed!
Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.
EAT ! (this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous). I served it with fat free vanilla yogurt -- which was the best part... ;)

1 comment: said...

I’m a big fan of this recipe, too. In fact, I’m also the author of “101 Recipes for Microwave Mug Cakes” that builds on this recipe (but, hopefully, adds some ideas and baking tips for those who love microwave mug cakes as much as I do). Check it out at