Friday, March 11, 2011

Microwave Coffee Cup Chocolate Cake


I was so excited to get an email from my favorite recipe group, one of the largest kitchen on the blogosphere, CookEatShare... I have several groups here on that site which has hundreds of awesome recipes. The groups are Tips and Helpful Hints (most popular) Whats Cookin Italian Cuisine, Mom said this is the way Grandma made it, HodgepodgeCookies Cookies and Only Cookies, Chicken/ Poultry recipes. You will find what you are looking here on this site for sure. Chefs, that have a passion for fine food, family and the love of teaching the art.
 The email from CookEatShare,  was to thank me for all the contributions to their web site, I am so appreciative of their recognition. So with that said, using the token of their appreciation, here is my latest post!


I have two recipes for you... one is from scratch and one is the easy way out!
I love easy sometimes, don't you?

Thank you to  the creator of the website Cookeatshare,  John Spottiswood for my lovely cup,  all foodies welcome to join us at CookEatShare ,anytime you will love it there!


Made from Scratch:

 Chocolate Mug Cake

4 tablespoons flour (cake flour will make this lighter)
4 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon baking powder (a pinch)
1/8 teaspoon salt (a pinch)
1 egg, beaten
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil or melted butter
2 -3 drops coconut oil or vanilla
 In a small bowl, mix the flour, sugar, cocoa, tiny pinch baking powder and tiny pinch salt. (This can also be mixed directly into a large mug).

Add egg and mix into dry mixture.
 Add oil and milk and mix well.
 Grease a tall, large mug, and pour in this mixture, scraping out with a spatula.
Place in microwave on High for 2 minutes and 30 seconds (mine is 1000 watts)
 (Best slightly undercooked, so be careful).
Cool, sprinkle with confectionery sugar or your favorite frosting...


Microwave Coffee Cake or (any kind of microwave cake from a cake mix)

1/3 cup of your favorite cake mix (this coffee cake is a plain yellow cake mix)
4 tablespoons of milk

Topping:
cinnamon/sugar mixture
chopped walnuts and/or raisins
(Only for coffee cakes for all  other flavors, sprinkle tops with confectionery sugar or add a scoop of ice cream)

In a greased microwaveable cup, spray with cooking oil. Add the two ingredients and blend well, sprinkle with a cinnamon and sugar mixture equal parts... top with chopped nuts and raisins . Microwave for 2 minutes. Viola~~~ here's your quick dessert cake!
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