Friday, December 5, 2008

What in a mug?

So lately I have been emailed or read several recipes on baking a cake in the microwave. I am not a huge fan of microwaves, but I thought it would be a fun activity for the kids. So let the science experiment begin....
They selected their mug and mixed up all the ingredients. So far so good....

Next is when the science experiment began. This photo was taken on the downward motion of the cake. It actually got quite a bit taller than this!!

The cake was allowed to cool for just a new moments. And, get this, we actually allowed our kids to eat the rubbery cake. They both eat some, but have not asked for it again!

If you are board, craving chocolate or just want some entertainment. Here is the recipe. Try it at your own risk!
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.EAT! (this can serve 2 if you want to share!)

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