Thanks to HowAboutOrange for finding these cool recipe on Haydee’s Chocolate Journal from the Traverse City Record. Phew, so this is now a fourth-hand shared recipe! TCR says:
Why is this a dangerous cake recipe? Because chocolate cake is now just 5 minutes away!
Dangerous Chocolate Cake-in-a-Mug
1 coffee mug (microwave-safe)
4 T. cake flour (plain, not self-rising)
4 T. sugar
2 T. cocoa
3 T. milk
3 T. oil
Splash of vanilla
3 T. chocolate chips, optional
Add dry ingredients to the mug; mix well with a fork. Add egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in milk, oil, and vanilla, and mix well. Add chips, if using.
Put mug in the microwave, and cook for three minutes at 1,000 watts. Cake will rise over the top of the mug — do not be alarmed. When finished, carefully remove mug from microwave and allow to cool a little. Tip onto a small plate prior to serving, if desired. Yields one generous serving or two “more virtuous” servings
A-M: Funny you should mention calorie counts, as my mother and I have come up with a reduced-calorie way to make Rum Cake. However, we’ve yet to test it in the microwave. :-/
Pillsbury now makes reduced-sugar cake mixes, and Splenda makes a “Sugar Blend for Baking”. You make the cake from the cake mix, make the rum glaze using the Splenda Sugar Blend, and you cut the overt sugar to about half. Neat, huh? We’re going to try it out while putting together Christmas gifts for my in-laws. 😀
Oh my goodness, you ladies will be the death of any sort of diet I’m ever on!
Dancing Panda, I think you did too! I wonder what I did with that link …? Anything to make sweets more easy is probably something too dangerous to keep near me anyways.
I think I linked you to my own “Rum Cake in a Mug” recipe previously, but I cannot be sure. . .
You can also just use 1/2 cup packaged cake mix and 1/4 cup water (or coffee). You only have to microwave it for about 40 seconds. Really yummy with a scoop of ice cream on top!