A Phoenix Burning

I Am SO Making This Today…

Okay, so this recipe came to me via e-mail, and I couldn’t wait to share it with you.  I will be making it later today, and will post a follow-up later.  In the meantime, here’s the recipe in case any of you have a hankerin’!

MINUTE CHOCOLATE MUG  CAKE
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!
Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.

(This can serve 2 if you want to share!)

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Okay, so I made this for lunch.  (Did I say lunch?  *ahem*)  Here’s my take on it:

Extremely fast and easy to throw together.  (I cooked it on 50% power FYI.)

It took me a few bites to get past the texture…it’s dense and a bit wobbly at first.  It becomes more cake-like as it sits (so let it sit) but it remains very dense…but not good dense like a brownie…more like…hmmm…bread pudding maybe??? 

I was hoping for more chocolatey—I will play with the recipe to remedy that problem.  (Oh, yeah…and for the record, chocolate chips are never “optional” in my opinion.)

A healthy dose of vanilla ice cream would have definitely saved this dessert.  My suggestion…do not make it unless you have some ice cream in the freezer.  Let me go finish it and I’ll let you know if I really liked it or not.  I am still undecided.  🙂

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Okay, since I couldn’t eat more than three more bites, I think I’m decided.  Skip this one.

That cheesecake up there on the other hand…..

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