Friday, March 11, 2011

Mug Cakes 101

OK so I weighed in this morning and was pleased to find that I was still 1.5 pounds under my goal weight. By noon I was craving a celebration and I remembered seeing something somewhere about a microwave cake in a mug. By 12:02 I found google results for hundreds of pounds of these tidbits. It seems everyone has their own variation somewhere in their blog. Everyone but me anyway.

I started mixing the basic ingredients: 4 tbsp flour, 4 tbsp sugar, and pinch of baking soda. I added the beaten egg and stirred thoroughly. Then I added the other basic ingredients one by one: 3 tbsp milk then 3 tbsp oil. Someone had suggested a splash of vanilla so I stirred that in too. I poured it into a well greased mug, stirred in a couple tablespoons of chocolate chips and stuck it in the microwave for 3 minutes. I dumped the lopsided cake (it's supposed to be that way) onto a plate immediately just like it said in the recipes. I let it cool... for about 15 minutes... if I had read the blog comments, I might have known better. Next time I'll dump and eat immediately to avoid chewing my way through a rubbery sugar fix.

No, I did not calculate the point value. I don't want to know.