Sunday, March 15, 2009

Make it in the Office: Chocolate cake in a mug

I got this recipe in a forwarded email from my mother-in-law. Of course I had to try it myself! I sent the recipe to some people on my team, and each person brought in an ingredient. It was a fun collaborative effort. Great for a team building activity too!
Try it yourself. It's not bad. The texture is a little spongy at the top, but at the bottom, the chocolate chips are melted and create a gooey surprise. It does the trick to fix your chocolate craving and sends a delicious home-baked smell throughout the office!

1 large mug
4 tbsp flour (Thanks, Shiva!)
4 tbsp sugar (Thanks, Markus!)
2 tbsp cocoa (Thanks, Kendi!)
1 egg (Thanks, Kevin!)
3 tbsp milk (courtesy of our in-office coffee supply)
3 tbsp oil (I hope everyone appreciated that I spent an inflated price of $5 for a small bottle of canola oil at The Kitchen Table)
3 tbsp chocolate chips (Thanks again, Markus!)

1. Put everything into a large mug. Ensure everyone is laughing and having a good time while doing so.

2. Mix well. Continue to be excited for what is to come!

3. Microwave on high for 3 minutes. Enjoy the delicious smell that permeates through the office and be prepared to answer questions and strange looks from passers-by.

4. Et voila!! The original recipe said the cake would rise higher than the mug, and not to be alarmed, but ours looked like this. We might have not been paying 100% attention to the task at hand.

5. Enjoy right out of the mug. 1 cake will serve 2 people. See? Yum.

Thanks, Tetiana for capturing the moment on film. :)


Amanda said...

wow! This is so interesting! I can't wait to try.

Joh said...


just made the choco cake with 3 other girls in the office! Success! And the wonderful smell of chocolate drew many others to the kitchen. We each made a mug even tho you said it'll feed 2 people each. :D

tastes and smells like chocolate cake but the texture is a little rubbery.

good blogging.