Friday, July 13, 2012

Splash into Summer: Jade's Five Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

Aside from the cocoa...
we have the rest of the ingredients in our house all the time.
Jade's 5-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake
Original can be found here and in the book Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings. Below you will find a mixture of the two recipes, plus my own words, pictures and observations.

Ingredients and Directions
tablespoons flour
tablespoons sugar
tablespoons cocoa
Mix it well. Then add:
Mix. Then add:
tablespoons milk
tablespoons oil
Mix. Then add:
tablespoons chocolate chips (optional...but, in our recipe it was a must!)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (we used a capful each)

  • We won't talk about what that looks like taste pretty darn good, though!

  • Cook for 3 minutes on high. The cake bubbles up like when you heat up a marshmallow, but don't worry. It just rises up not over. Let it cool for a bit (unless you want to burn your lips off). We let our cool until it had settled to a normal height and then dumped it out onto a plate. Tip it out onto a plate if you want it to cool thoroughly. ENJOY!

  • Notes & Tips
  • 1] You may not need to cook the cake the whole 3 minutes...check it at 2ish, if you don't want it to be overly dry. It took our 3 minutes each and I used, as you can see, two different types of mugs.
  • 2] You might need to add extra oil if it isn't moist enough.
  • 3] Unless you are some sort of chocolate/dessert FA-REAK, this seriously makes enough for two or three, if one of them is a preschooler.
  • 4] Eat it with ice cream it's delish!
  • 5] My sister and I decided that the cake definitely must have the chocolate chips.

  • So, um, yeah my sister and I made this treat while our tiny people weren't around (don't worry they had the leftovers for breakfast! See, we're 'good' parents!). Here we are enjoying it while watching Sherlock. Seriously, it's pretty tasty with some ice cream. Does a little relaxation get any better than this?


    1. It only gets better if you eat it while reading one of Hélène's books. ^_^

      1. what a wonderful and GREAT idea!!! :D i do need to read book two!...

    2. That looks amazing! MUST TRY! :D

    3. Loved this book! I can't believe I haven't tried Jade's recipe yet. It looks so easy and yummy!

      1. i love this book too! and, it was super easy and ever so yummy!


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