Friday, December 12, 2008

You Deserve a Break Today!! (Really!)

Did you Freda's Hive Today?
And if you did, then ask yourself... Are you feeling lucky? Well, are you?!

This recipe I got off of the Quilters Gallery email, (so I can't link it) they received it via email, from Linda B. of Ottawa, Ontario.

I think it's a brilliant recipe! Sure to be one of my favorites, so if you find yourself stitching well into the early hours to get those projects completed in time for the holidays? Here's a special treat just for you... ice cream optional.

(or as I like to call it: Mom's Mini-Me Cake)

4 tablespoons flour

4 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons cocoa

1 egg

3 tablespoons milk

3 tablespoons oil [I'm going to try it with apple sauce instead]

3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)

a small splash of vanilla extract

1 large coffee mug

Add dry ingredients to the mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil (or applesauce) 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 (high). 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.

Update: This comes out like chocolate bread, really pretty good, but different from cake. Hard to explain really, also don't skip the chocolate chips!


YankeeQuilter said...

I'm a bit skeptical but I am going to give it a try! What do you mean ice-cream is optional?!

audreypawdrey said...

This looks delicious! I am going to try this out tonight. Thanks for sharing!:)

simple~needs said...

that recipe sounds great!!
thank you so much for stopping by my blog. come back anytime. :)

Iva said...

My neighbor emailed me the recipe a couple of months ago and I have to tell ya it really is good!

Love your blog... will have to visit often. Thanks for stopping by mine -- it's new... there will be more, eventually!

Quilt Pixie said...

I'd seen the recipe, but never tried it -- when reading your blog tonight it was just when I was craving something sweet and chocolatey so I'm off to make it! Thanks!!!

Helen in the UK said...

Sounds yummy :)

Anonymous said...

Are you serious? It can't be that easy OR that good! I'll test this out today (SO is having TERRIBLE Christmas cake withdrawal! lol)

Anonymous said...

Tried it. Loved it. SO was absolutely a non-believer, but I left him and the cake alone in the kitchen for a moment and when I returned the cake was gone and there was bits of chocolate crumb and a silly grin stuck to his face. Ha!