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Rose Fox ([personal profile] rosefox) wrote2012-11-23 10:53 pm

"Eat your cake and have it too"

We're upstate for Thanksgiving, which is splendid. I got a whim to bake a vanilla chocolate chip cake tonight, but I didn't want to fuss with the hand mixer. As usual, I rambled about this to Twitter, and [twitter.com profile] muppetk said, "What about a mug cake?"

And I exclaimed "GENIUS!" because the upstate house has a working microwave! (And soon, very soon, our apartment will too... in theory... only eight nine ten months after we moved in...) So off I went a-Googling and found this recipe, which I herewith present modified to my tastes.

4 Tbsp flour
5 tsp sugar
.5 tsp baking powder
1 pinch salt (or omit entirely)
4 Tbsp unsweetened non-dairy milk (or use vanilla-flavored for LOTS of vanillaness)
2 Tbsp canola oil
1 tsp vanilla extract

Mix dry ingredients in your microwave-safe mug with a fork, add wet ingredients, mix well until smooth (making sure to get in all the flour around the bottom edge), add add-ins. I dropped 2 tsp of really good raspberry jam into the middle and semi-sweet chocolate chips around the edge (about twice as many chips as shown in that photo because I wanted to be thorough), just covering them all with batter before I stuck it in the microwave for 60 seconds at level 9. It probably could have used another 10 seconds but I was impatient.

I used the original amount of sugar, which of course made it too sweet. I should know by now not to trust most people's cake recipes regarding sweetness levels. The raspberry jam and chocolate chips were perfect. I might start prepping dry ingredients for this as well as my chocolate mug cake to make at work.

(crossposted to [community profile] omnomnom and [livejournal.com profile] vegancooking)
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[personal profile] lovelyangel 2012-11-24 04:58 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, this looks quick and easy... I want to try it! (I'm now reminded that I have some cupcakes in the freezer, though. I ought to eat those first.)

[identity profile] ladysmith.livejournal.com 2012-11-24 04:11 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, this sounds lovely. Must try this!

[identity profile] rcloenen-ruiz.livejournal.com 2012-11-24 11:05 am (UTC)(link)
That sounds yummy. I should try it too. I think the kids will love it.