Friday, July 18, 2008

Eat Cake

We had a birthday party this morning. Right before their eyes, back there on the desk in the big office I stirred up a mug cake just like this one. They (three big fat coffee drinkers) were impressed as all git out. We put a candle in and sang too.
This one I stirred up after the house was dark and quite night before last. Amazing. I learned about this little 5 minute treat at Patty's and today was my third time to make it. Patty has links to where she learned about it.

I'm warning you though. Don't do it. I'm thinking (day dreaming) about all sorts of flavor amendments to try.
Here's how:
4 Tablespoons cake flour
[which I didn't have so I used all purpose and added 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder]
4 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons cocoa
1 Egg
3 Tablespoons milk
3 Tablespoons oil
1 Mug
You mix the ingredients in a mug, pop in a microwave and zap it for about 3 minutes and voila!
This would easily serve two. However, I ate the whole thing with just a little butter and powdered sugar sprinkled on top. For this mornings birthday mug cake I sprinkled powdered sugar that had a little bit of cinnamon mixed in. Yum.
Enough now,
PS let me know if you try it and how many pounds you think you might gain


  1. Oh my goodness these looks heavenly! YUMMY! Today I am doing weight watchers :( Have a wonderful Fri-cake day!

  2. This looks yummy Sharon! I just saw that you won a spot on the Tea Pary Challenge at CPS, Congrats!!!!

  3. Okay, Sharon, I am going to try it! It just looks too easy not to~

  4. While I did not try this recipe, you will be pleased to know that I ALSO featured a recipe today that contained flour, butter, baking powder and salt...You are SO awsome! Thank you for inspiring me to blog and try harder to just LIve OuT LouD!

  5. Oh YUMMMMM! I am so glad I visited your blog this morning to find this pearl of a recipe. Thanks for sharing, love the quirkiness of serving in the mug...too cute!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and your comments on my faces (I really appreciate your input as I love your faces). I went out and bought some of the folk art paints you showed us in an earlier blog and I am going to have a go with those.

  6. OMG!!!!! Can I strangle you NOW!!!
    Now when the chocolate cake craving hits I can't say......"well I certainly can't make a whole cake just for myself"

    xo Rella
    great pics!!

  7. Oh yummy...this looks delicious! And so easy, too!! Do I DARE buy the ingredients for making this??? I just gained 200 calories looking at it (had to settle for a chocolate bar instead!)

  8. Sharon, I have been loving your work and have nominated you for a Brilliant Blog Award. Come to my site to pick up your award!
    Carol B.

  9. Oh dear oh dear - I think this might be a bad thing ;-)
    Mum and I are "home alone" for the night as Tony is off covering someone else's ambulance shift. Hmm, curried eggs on toast then CAKE for dinner!

  10. I was going to yell at you for that recipe! I just can not lose any weight. But now I have a huge CONGRATS! for the CPS. I knew that the "sisters" would be attending that tea party. YAY!!!!
    xo Suze

  11. Well now, this looks just to good not to I will!
    Thank You for sharing.
    Hugs, Mary

  12. I tried it & it was wonderful! I may even blog about it this week! I am in the midst of potty training my daughter & I whipped one of these up for a celebratory moment. She thinks I'm magical now-thanks!

  13. This looks so good, Sharon, and easy. Just right for someone living alone part of the time or to whip up when a friend drops by. I copied it for my mom also. I was going to try it for supper tonight, but hubby brought home blackberry cordial ice cream so I may have to wait until tomorrow, but I am going to try it, and, as I have been gaining weight steadily for the last few weeks, I will probably gain 10 lbs just by looking at it. :)

    I finally was able to get dsl internet and have been able to see ALL of your gorgeous work that took too long to download before. I love your work and your blog. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself with us. :) Sharon in TN

  14. YUM!!!!!!!! =)

  15. Now you KNOW am going to have to try that... only a US tablespoon is a dessert spoon in Australia. mmmmmm before breakfast? AS breakfast? Maybe both.


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