tuesday tidbits: got chocolate?

Tuesday Tidbits

This from a friend, P., who discovered this mug-o-cake recipe in Good Housekeeping magazine. It’s seems especially suited toward those who want to satisfy their chocolate craving without baking a whole cake. Though I haven’t tried it yet, I plan to very soon. You never know when a little chocolate might come in handy.


2 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1 large egg
2 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons chocolate chips
Small splash of vanilla extract

Add dry ingredients to mug and mix well. Pour in the milk and oil, mix well. Add the chocolate chips and vanilla extract, mix well. Put the mug in the microwave and cook on high for 2 minutes. The cake may rise over the top of the mug, but don’t be alarmed! Allow to cool and tip out onto a plate. Of course, ice cream would go well with it!