Every woman knows that chocolate is therapeutic. Now, thanks to my friend Gigi, who introduced the 5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake at book club last month, we can all have an emergency serving of chocolate cake in just minutes. Improbable? Yes...but r e a l l y good, particularly with a little vanilla ice cream. Besides, if you split it with a friend, it's only half a mug, and how bad for you can that be?
5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake
1 large coffee mug (microwave safe)
4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa (we used 3 tblsp)
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional--we didn't use them, increased cocoa instead)
1/4 teaspoon 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 extract, and mix again.
Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts.
Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate.
EAT! Served 2 easily.
We eat and drink as well as read at this book club...I'm pretty sure that it makes our discussions better. This month's book was People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks, a fascinating story within a story within a story, old and new juxtaposed.