Wednesday, November 3, 2010

gift ideas: chocolate cake in a mug

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I posted this last year, but it deserves a repost and some updated pictures!

Also known as The World’s Most Dangerous Chocolate Cake (because of it’s convenience I’m assuming), all it takes are some simple pantry ingredients and you’ve got a great gift or late night snack!  Give one to your kids’ teachers, use it as a stocking stuffer, or even give one to any college students you know who are studying for exams.

Gift Ingredients:

4 Tbsp Flour
4 Tbsp Sugar
2 Tbsp Cocoa Powder

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On a sheet of saran wrap or cellophane (or in a ziploc bag), mix or layer the above ingredients, gather into a small packet, and the place in a large decorative mug.

cake 2

You can wrap the entire mug in cellophane and ribbon if you desire.  Attach a tag with the following instructions:

Empty satchel into mug and add in: 1 egg, 3 Tbsp milk, 3 Tbsp oil, and a splash of vanilla.  Stir until combined.  Microwave on high for 3 minutes.  *Cake will rise above the rim of the cup – do not stop cooking!*

Here’s a (crappy) photo of the cake cooking in the microwave:

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And the finished product!

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Note: I used a splash of my still-extracting homemade vanilla extract.  Check out how dark the bottle is getting!

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Cindy said...

So glad to find a fellow Canadian blogger. Also thankful for your husband who is fighting for our country!

That cake looks delicious. Great gift idea for my son's teacher. Thanks for sharing!!

Marcia said...

Clever gift idea!

Tracy said...

Hi I am a UK mum of four adult kids I found your blog and thought wow I would love to follow. I hope you dont mind. I wa sattracte by the fact your a sister in Christ


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