Wednesday, August 27, 2008
What's Cooking Wednesday: All The World's a Cake...
Please go to Shan's place for more What's Cooking Wednesday participants.
...and all the men and women merely eaters (apologies to Willy)
Here's my favorite Shakespeare mug:
Here's my favorite Shakespeare mug with gooey, rich, made-from-scratch chocolate cake that was put together and baked in less than five minutes:
WARNING - this recipe is DANGEROUS. Go no further if temptation is your weakness.
Now, on the other hand, if you see the world like Gracie Hart (Sandra Bullock's role in Miss Congeniality), and when a bartender asks you if you're sure you want the whole pint, and you say, "Yeah," and he pulls out a pint of Ben and Jerry's Super Fudge Chunk, then this one's for you.
This is not my recipe. I found this recipe on Mae's Food Blog. Apparently, it's not Mae's recipe, either. Her friend Roberta sent it to her, and it's been making the e-mail, etc., rounds.
I tweaked Mae's recipe because 3 TBS of oil was way too much. So was 4 TBS of sugar, because I like my chocolate bittersweet. So if you want the regular, full fat version, please visit Mae.
Grease or spray a large, microwaveable mug.
4 TBS flour (not self-rising)
3 TBS sugar
2 TBS good quality cocoa powder
Stir in one egg and mix well. (It will seem like this won't mix, but persevere - it will get better shortly).
Stir in 1 TBS oil and 3 TBS lowfat buttermilk. Mix well.
Stir in 2 TBS bittersweet chocolate chips.
Microwave for 3 minutes. Cake will rise over the mug in the microwave. It might look like it will explode. It won't. It will settle back down after cooking.
Let cool for a couple of minutes.
Serves 3 - 4 adults, or 1 teenage boy, or 1 woman with PMS.
Nutrition Info (with this recipe serving 4):
Nutrition information provided by sparkrecipes.com