Thursday, October 30, 2008


Let me get this out there and tell you that it took everything in my power not to make this for breakfast this morning. Instead I was good and had some steel cut oatmeal sweetened with a touch of apple cider.

5 minute Coffee Mug Chocolate Cake

4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
pinch of baking soda
(optional but it helps)
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
a small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug
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 2-3 minutes at 1000 watts. The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed! When it starts to fall stop the microwave and take it out. Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.

My eye got better after Friday each day better than the prior and now I have been proclaimed %100 healed. But I still need to take drops until they are gone just to be sure.

My eye wasn't doing great on Saturday, but on Sunday it was well enough that we were able to enjoy a nice walk at the Arnold Arboretum with not so little anymore blee strapped to my back. We walked around for about an hour and enjoyed the painting that the leaves presented us and then were handed some fresh cider on the way out. It was a good day.

hi smiles

Recipe for chili coming next week! Until then enjoy your cake.


Anonymous said...

I'd be all over that chocolate cake if I had it here right now. And then it would be all over my thighs tomorrow!

What a cutie face she is!

Mayhem said...

holy I may end up with that chocolate cake for breakfast

Debra said...

That is a cool way to bake, serve and eat a cake.

Cute little one you have....looks like you all enjoyed the walk.

Jenny said...

Wow. That recipe is amazingly easy!!!

Glad your eye is better and little blee is adorable!!!

Ann said...

Thanks for the chocolate cake in a mug recipe. i've been looking for that.

also, i love steelcut oats.

Marissa L. Swinghammer said...

Yeah, now when people come over I make them cake and they enjoy watching me do it.

blackfeatherfarm said...

Oh my, I have been exercising this week, shunned ice cream at the grocery store, ate cereal for dinner.......* now running down the hall screaming * - uummmm to make sure I have some chocolate chips for this.

Shannon said...

Blee is growing up to be such a beautiful little girl. That cake recipe looks sooooo good:)

Marissa L. Swinghammer said...

Sorry to be a diet buster.