Thursday, 31 March 2011

Microwave Chocolate "Cup" Cakes

When you haven't baked or shopped and the kids (or you) need a dessert , this is a quick and delicious thing to have on hand.  It's pretty easy for the kids to make too.

When you have some extra time ( ha ! ) mix together the following:
1 1/2 cup Flour
1 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Cocoa
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
Mix very well.

Pour dry mix into a container that has a lid that can be tightly closed.  Or you can skip this step, put all the dry ingredients into the jar and then shake it around quite a bit.  See!  you've just saved some extra steps and dishes!

To make the cake select a 10 oz Mug that is microwave proof and add the following:
5 tbsp Mix
1 tbsp Oil
1/4 tsp Vanilla
3 tbsp. Hot Water
1/2 tsp Vinegar
Mix well and cook in a Microwave on High for 1 minute 15 Seconds.  Remove from Microwave, cool slightly, top with Whipped Cream  or Ice Cream and Chocolate or Butterscotch Sauce.

The baked amount is like eating two regular cupcakes so you could divide the mixed batter into 2 smaller cups.  Bake them together in the microwave or the cooking time will need to be reduced.
Some useful tips:
Use a cup that has fairly straight sides for even cooking
No greasing of the cup is necessary
For "switch up" flavors stir in mini chocolate chips, chocolate mint chips, peanut butter chips,  small cut banana chunks, 1/8 tsp instant coffee powder, tuck 3 or 4 mini marshmallows in the middle of the batter, or any of your favorites... (you get the idea)

No comments: