Saturday, April 24, 2010
Back From the Dumps (Because of Chocolate?)
Thank you for being nice when I'm feeling down, dear readers. I'm better again. Sometimes I think I should not even write a post when I feel down. But that is a normal part of the Ups and Downs of Life, so I go ahead, and you always respond gently. Thank you!
This is a picture of the 5-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake I made recently. I found the recipe here on the net, on someone's blog (unfortunatley, I can't remember whose). It really did take only about 5 minutes, start to finish!
Here's my review: I give it a B-. It was good, but something about it was lacking in sweet yumminess. I think next time I would use a little more than just a small splash of vanilla. I might even throw in a tiny pinch of salt. And, here's the important part, I would serve it with ice cream. Just about anything is yummy with ice cream.
I'll definitely try it again when I know I can serve it the proper way. In case you'd like to try, here's the recipe:
5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake
4 Tbsp flour
4 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp cocoa
3 Tbsp milk
3 Tbsp oil
3 Tbsp chocolate chips (optional)
a small splash of vanilla extract (don't skimp)
1 large coffee mug (microwave-safe)
Try a tiny dash of salt?? (an un-tried addition to the recipe)
Put dry ingredients into mug. Stir, combine well.
Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and oil. Mix well.
Add choc. chips (if using) and vanilla extract. Mix well.
Put mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts. (I did 4 min at a lower wattage, and it was perfect.)
The cake will rise over the top of the mug. Don't be alarmed!
Allow to cool a little. Tip onto a plate if desired.
Eat! (It can serve 2 if you feel generous.)
Hint: Serve with ice cream for optimum enjoyment.