This is a perfect pre-mother's day food to show Mommy some extra love, right?
My first time making mug/jar cake was when I was still in middle school. It seems like ages ago. Perhaps it's been seven years? What I remember is browsing on Internet Explorer on the huge monitor that seems obsolete these days. I'm not quite sure how I found it, but boy oh boy, I was beyond excited.
How it ended was with a spongy, rubbery cake overflowing my souvenir mug with a middle school girl sighing in disappointment. Since then, I've been skeptical of every mug cake I've come across.
No fears though! This is very cake like, what I desire in every chocolate cake: moist, chocolatey, fluffy, satisfying... It's perfect for satisfying that sweet tooth.
Now I know it's not "healthy", but it's healthy for the soul (I've been doing too much yoga these days if there's such a thing). Plus, it's a single serving size, so you can't really over-indulge, right? (Unless you're actually not lazy and make another one.) Anyways, enjoy!
Chocolate Jar Cake: slightly altered from here
Recipe: serves 1
2 Tbsp flour
1/2 tsp sugar
2 tsp cocoa powder
1/4 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
2 Tbsp milk
1/2 Tbsp oil
1/8 cup chocolate chips
1. In a mug or glass jar, combine the dry ingredients. Whisk together.
2. Add the milk, oil, and chocolate chips. Mix well.
3. Microwave for 1 minute on high.
- I used 1 Tbsp AP flour & 1Tbsp oatmeal; feel free to use any flour, but consistency may change.
- For the sugar, I used brown sugar, but use any sweetener, altering amount based on personal taste.
- My soy milk is a bit vanilla-y so this was a nice addition!
- Microwave settings may alter, so finding the perfect time will result you with the best jar cake! Mine took 50 seconds.
Mothers out there, have a blessed weekend with the family :)