Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Gooey Chocolate Mug Cake

So I saw this post on my feed on both my dashboard and on Facebook, and I immediately was intrigued. I then shared it on my wall and asked if any of my friends were with me on trying it tonight. I mean come on it has literally three ingredients, all of which are pretty much home staples. I got a pretty big response, but wouldn't  you know it I had a bowl of ice cream and then only remembered mid way through that I was supposed to try this gooey chocolate mug cake thing. The next day one of my relatives by marriage in England asked how it went, she was convinced we were all going to have major heartburn so she had an invested interest to see how it all turned out. This of course made me feel bad that I didn't follow through, so I thought, why not. It was the middle of the day I hadn't had any lunch yet, I was pseudo-hungry and instead of a blistering hot summer day it was overcast and cloudy. A warm mug of chocolate cake sounded pretty darn good. The original recipe was on babble, and it called for:
Gooey Chocolate Mug Cake
1 egg
1/4 cup confectioner sugar
1-2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 standard coffee mug
1. Mix together in mug, pop in the microwave for 50-60 seconds and then top with chocolate chips, whipped cream, ice cream (whatever tickles your fancy).

Now, I love chocolate so I did two tablespoons of cocoa powder. And I have an easy 30 second button on my microwave so I hit it twice and voila, it was cooked. I mention these two steps because these were the downfall, to what was almost but not quite the best thing EVER! It reminds me of those warm delights that came out a few years ago, same kind of consistency but obviously not processed and loaded with preservatives. So I am thinking to make this the best thing ever, 1 tbsp cocoa -it was too rich. 45-50 seconds in the microwave - mine wasn't gooey at all, it was surprisingly spongey cake like even though it had no flour. Chocolate chips at the end is a must -they melt and add to the gooey. Maybe even caramel sauce - this would make it even more like those warm delights treats. And you definitely need cool whip/redi-whip or something of that ilk. I mean I am assuming this is a spur of the moment kind of thing and not everyone has whipping cream in their fridge at all times to whip up some homemade whipping cream. If by chance you are an amazing person and literally make things like that on the fly all the time, all the better. I will be sure to try this again, to see if my musings are correct on how to make this better, for me. Until then, have you tried it? What is your take?

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  1. I tried something similar years ago, but I had forgotten about it. Thanks for the reminder! BTW, I am also a middle school LA teacher; hope your year goes well!

  2. Wow, we totally have something in common. I can't wait for school to start, I have already started planning and buying supplies. I am a little overzealous that way! I hope the year goes well for you too. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Hi Nichole, Zach and I make mug cake all the time- a few additions we like: peanut butter, coconut (so good and makes it moist!), marshmallows (they float to the top for gooeyness), and various other additions. Our recipe is a little different- Zach posted it on epicurious here: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/member/views/CHOCOLATE-MUG-CAKE-50033308


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