Friday, July 30, 2010

A Quick Death by Chocolate

It seems that none of you have thoughts about living simply, etc.

That's okay.  I don't know if I do either.  But I'm trying.

Now on to more important things: chocolate cake.

Tonight I wanted chocolate cake.  But it's about a million degrees outside and I walked 11 miles today so my legs hurt and I didn't want to wait for the cake to bake which meant that I was not going to make a chocolate cake.  But then I remembered this recipe that I came across while looking for instructions on how to make a coffee filter wreath (which did not turn out all that well, hence you never hearing about it).  S and I tried it out and it was amazing!  At least for a 2 minute total prep and baking time dessert.  It was so amazing that I have no pictures to share, unless you want to see pictures of the empty mugs filled with yucky water in our sink downstairs (you don't).

On the linked blog it is called both "Death by Chocolate" and "Chocolate...In a Minute!"  But I am calling it "A Quick Death by Chocolate."  Here's the magical recipe:

A Quick Death by Chocolate

1. Get a coffee mug.
2. Put all this stuff in it:
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp. oil
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 tsp. instant coffee
  • 3 Tbsp. cocoa
  • a dash of vanilla - I used about 1/4 tsp.
3. Mix it all up.  A fork works nicely.
4. Microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds (1 minute and 45 seconds for a less gooeyness).
5. If desired, top with chocolate chips, chocolate syrup, ice cream, or whatever your heart desires.
6. Enjoy!


  1. Friend, I have a cookbook with other quick meals in a mug. The breakfast scramble was fantastic. Once I'm motivated to move from the couch, remind me to send them to you!

  2. A whole cookbook of of meals in a mug? That sounds amazing!