A delicious easy to make warm treat.

RE
RE Member Posts: 4,591 Member
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
You know sometimes you just want a nice warm fudgy piece of chocolate cake but you don't feel like the hassle of getting out the mixer and having all the mess. Well here is a simple little recipe that will meet that need. I hope you try it and enjoy it, I had mine earlier today.

CHOCOLATE CAKE FOR ONE

1 Coffee Mug
4 tablespoons flour(that's plain flour, not self-rising)
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons baking cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
Small splash of vanilla

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, 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.

You can also add nuts and/or 2 tblsp of chocolate syrup to make it richer if desired.

Allow to cool a little, and enjoy....! Oh yeah, don't forget the scoop of vanilla ice cream!
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  • phoenixrising
    phoenixrising Member Posts: 1,508
    Just what I need
    Do you have any adjustments for oven baking. I got rid of my microwave a long time ago as it was a very expensive coffee warmer :) It sounds good and I love chocolate.
    love
    jan
  • RE
    RE Member Posts: 4,591 Member

    Just what I need
    Do you have any adjustments for oven baking. I got rid of my microwave a long time ago as it was a very expensive coffee warmer :) It sounds good and I love chocolate.
    love
    jan

    Possible modification
    You know Jan I have not made it in the oven, however I am betting if you have a small oven proof (perhaps pyrex) container you could put the same mixture in the oven for approx. 15 minutes which should be enough time for it to cook completely through. Hope this works for you, it is a tasty little treat.

    My best to you,

    RE
  • Moopy23
    Moopy23 Member Posts: 1,751 Member
    Cruel Chocolate
    Now, Re, this is truly cruel. Here I am suffering from chemo taste buds, and you are giving us a fudgy cake recipe. My mouth would water, but it can't due to chemo mouth.

    Oh, well, at least I can comfort myself with the vanilla ice cream:)
  • phoenixrising
    phoenixrising Member Posts: 1,508
    RE said:

    Possible modification
    You know Jan I have not made it in the oven, however I am betting if you have a small oven proof (perhaps pyrex) container you could put the same mixture in the oven for approx. 15 minutes which should be enough time for it to cook completely through. Hope this works for you, it is a tasty little treat.

    My best to you,

    RE

    Thanks RE
    I'll let you know how it turns out. Thanks.
  • phoenixrising
    phoenixrising Member Posts: 1,508
    Moopy23 said:

    Cruel Chocolate
    Now, Re, this is truly cruel. Here I am suffering from chemo taste buds, and you are giving us a fudgy cake recipe. My mouth would water, but it can't due to chemo mouth.

    Oh, well, at least I can comfort myself with the vanilla ice cream:)

    You have something to look
    You have something to look forward to. Making up for all the lost chocolate. :)
  • RE
    RE Member Posts: 4,591 Member
    Moopy23 said:

    Cruel Chocolate
    Now, Re, this is truly cruel. Here I am suffering from chemo taste buds, and you are giving us a fudgy cake recipe. My mouth would water, but it can't due to chemo mouth.

    Oh, well, at least I can comfort myself with the vanilla ice cream:)

    Ahhh Moopy I am sorry!
    During Chemo chocolate was one of the tastes that was able to get through. If you are having a metal taste in your mouth please stop using metal utensils and start using solid plastic ones. This switch worked wonders for me, I hope it does the same for you.

    Many many ((((((HUGS))))))

    RE
  • Jan_M
    Jan_M Member Posts: 116
    Mug Cake
    I had tried it before C, and it was good and very filling. Thanks for the reminder. I will make it again next week. Usually my husband and I split one and have ice cream on top. YUMMMM
  • GreeneyedGirl
    GreeneyedGirl Member Posts: 1,077
    Jan_M said:

    Mug Cake
    I had tried it before C, and it was good and very filling. Thanks for the reminder. I will make it again next week. Usually my husband and I split one and have ice cream on top. YUMMMM

    Did someone say Chocolate???
    My sister sent this to me, and I have failed to pull a mug from the cupboard to try it...where was my head? I am sooooo on this one. Thanks RE.
  • mimivac
    mimivac Member Posts: 2,143
    Moopy23 said:

    Cruel Chocolate
    Now, Re, this is truly cruel. Here I am suffering from chemo taste buds, and you are giving us a fudgy cake recipe. My mouth would water, but it can't due to chemo mouth.

    Oh, well, at least I can comfort myself with the vanilla ice cream:)

    Chocolate!
    The recipe sounds great, RE. Sorry you are still suffering, Moopy. Last time I went through this, the tart taste of olives came through.
  • Marcia527
    Marcia527 Member Posts: 2,729
    Thanks RE
    I'll have to buy some flour and cocoa and try that out.
  • mmontero38
    mmontero38 Member Posts: 1,510
    Yum Re. I love chocolate
    Yum Re. I love chocolate and this sounds delicious. I will definitely buy some cocoa this weekend and try it. Hugs Lili
  • Moopy23
    Moopy23 Member Posts: 1,751 Member
    RE said:

    Ahhh Moopy I am sorry!
    During Chemo chocolate was one of the tastes that was able to get through. If you are having a metal taste in your mouth please stop using metal utensils and start using solid plastic ones. This switch worked wonders for me, I hope it does the same for you.

    Many many ((((((HUGS))))))

    RE

    Looking Forward to Mug Cake
    Hi, Re, I will try the plastic utensils. Thank you for this tip. And, as Jan said, fudgy chocolate cake is something to look forward to! I will definitely keep the recipe for myself and also send it to some friends.

    I hope you are getting better each day since the surgery.
  • tasha_111
    tasha_111 Member Posts: 2,072

    Yum Re. I love chocolate
    Yum Re. I love chocolate and this sounds delicious. I will definitely buy some cocoa this weekend and try it. Hugs Lili

    cup cake
    I am going to do this! Thank you RE! Hugs Jxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • divablu
    divablu Member Posts: 75
    Thanks ...
    Thanks for the recipe! I LOVE chocolate! Am trying this tonight!

    Thank you! ;-]
  • chenheart
    chenheart Member Posts: 5,159
    More, please!
    You are sooo thoughtful, RE! A funny thing...I must be the only person on the planet who says "ho-hum" when it comes to chocolate or actually anything sweet! I am not sure why that is, and trust me, I have spent considerable time thinking about it! :-)

    My mom and dad were both adventuresome cooks and diners~ we ate out at "fancy" restaurants a lot while I was growing up in Europe, and my mom and dad introduced all 6 kids to the most amazing gastronomic delights. Oddly enough, I have no memory of deserts being served at home, ever! Escargot, Lobster, Brie,Paella, Wine...that I remember!

    I think I still have Christmas candy in the house, and I know I had to throw out Easter candy to make room for it!

    Wish I could blame it on Cancer or Chemo~ these beasts can surely handle the wrath. But no.....it isn't that I don't LIKE chocolate per se, it just doesn't call my name. It is 10:45 at night, and I just raided the kitchen. There are homemeade chocolate chip cookies, and Heath bars. Know what I chose? The grilled artichoke I had left-over from last night! HELP!!!
    lol
  • chenheart
    chenheart Member Posts: 5,159
    More, please!
    You are sooo thoughtful, RE! A funny thing...I must be the only person on the planet who says "ho-hum" when it comes to chocolate or actually anything sweet! I am not sure why that is, and trust me, I have spent considerable time thinking about it! :-)

    My mom and dad were both adventuresome cooks and diners~ we ate out at "fancy" restaurants a lot while I was growing up in Europe, and my mom and dad introduced all 6 kids to the most amazing gastronomic delights. Oddly enough, I have no memory of deserts being served at home, ever! Escargot, Lobster, Brie,Paella, Wine...that I remember!

    I think I still have Christmas candy in the house, and I know I had to throw out Easter candy to make room for it!

    Wish I could blame it on Cancer or Chemo~ these beasts can surely handle it. But no.....it isn't that I don't LIKE chocolate per se, it just doesn't call my name. It is 10:45 at night, and I just raided the kitchen. There are homemeade chocolate chip cookies, and Heath bars. Know what I chose? The grilled artichoke I had left-over from last night! HELP!!!
    lol

    Hugs,
    Claudia
  • Marcia527
    Marcia527 Member Posts: 2,729
    chenheart said:

    More, please!
    You are sooo thoughtful, RE! A funny thing...I must be the only person on the planet who says "ho-hum" when it comes to chocolate or actually anything sweet! I am not sure why that is, and trust me, I have spent considerable time thinking about it! :-)

    My mom and dad were both adventuresome cooks and diners~ we ate out at "fancy" restaurants a lot while I was growing up in Europe, and my mom and dad introduced all 6 kids to the most amazing gastronomic delights. Oddly enough, I have no memory of deserts being served at home, ever! Escargot, Lobster, Brie,Paella, Wine...that I remember!

    I think I still have Christmas candy in the house, and I know I had to throw out Easter candy to make room for it!

    Wish I could blame it on Cancer or Chemo~ these beasts can surely handle it. But no.....it isn't that I don't LIKE chocolate per se, it just doesn't call my name. It is 10:45 at night, and I just raided the kitchen. There are homemeade chocolate chip cookies, and Heath bars. Know what I chose? The grilled artichoke I had left-over from last night! HELP!!!
    lol

    Hugs,
    Claudia

    gimme gimme, I want
    OK, I'll eat all your chocolate for you. :)
  • mimivac
    mimivac Member Posts: 2,143
    chenheart said:

    More, please!
    You are sooo thoughtful, RE! A funny thing...I must be the only person on the planet who says "ho-hum" when it comes to chocolate or actually anything sweet! I am not sure why that is, and trust me, I have spent considerable time thinking about it! :-)

    My mom and dad were both adventuresome cooks and diners~ we ate out at "fancy" restaurants a lot while I was growing up in Europe, and my mom and dad introduced all 6 kids to the most amazing gastronomic delights. Oddly enough, I have no memory of deserts being served at home, ever! Escargot, Lobster, Brie,Paella, Wine...that I remember!

    I think I still have Christmas candy in the house, and I know I had to throw out Easter candy to make room for it!

    Wish I could blame it on Cancer or Chemo~ these beasts can surely handle it. But no.....it isn't that I don't LIKE chocolate per se, it just doesn't call my name. It is 10:45 at night, and I just raided the kitchen. There are homemeade chocolate chip cookies, and Heath bars. Know what I chose? The grilled artichoke I had left-over from last night! HELP!!!
    lol

    Hugs,
    Claudia

    Me, too
    I am like this, too, Claudia. Much more interested in the escargot and lobster than the chocolate. I think it's just a palate thing. But I have learned to enjoy desserts over the years. Now I indulge in a little bit of very dark, very good quality chocolate after dinner. Good for the heart and reduces inflammation. I'll take it.
  • tasha_111
    tasha_111 Member Posts: 2,072
    mimivac said:

    Me, too
    I am like this, too, Claudia. Much more interested in the escargot and lobster than the chocolate. I think it's just a palate thing. But I have learned to enjoy desserts over the years. Now I indulge in a little bit of very dark, very good quality chocolate after dinner. Good for the heart and reduces inflammation. I'll take it.

    And me
    I'm not a chocolate person either, I love cheese, vegetables and salad. How boring am I? Jxxxxxxxxxx
  • RE
    RE Member Posts: 4,591 Member
    HEE HEE HEE
    You all are making me laugh, I must admit I LOVE my chocolate but I too have times when a nice bowl of crisp veges is preferred.

    Thanks for the laughs ladies,

    RE