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Karen Anderson's chocolate mug cake

Our food columnist Karen Anderson talked about The Gastronomic Meal of the French

on the show today but her take-away recipe is the current Paris fad - a super easy Mug 

Cake. Check her blog Savour It All for recipes for a multi course French meal.


Mug Cake photo by Karen Anderson.jpg

Chocolat-ey Chocolate Mug Cake

Yield: 1 mug cake or 2 ramekin cakes
4 Tablespoons all purpose flour
4 Tablespoons sugar
3 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg - beaten
3 Tablespoons skim milk
1 Tablespoon melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 Tablespoons chocolate chips

Whisk flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, salt, egg, milk, butter and vanilla in a medium 
bowl till smooth then add the chocolate chips. 
Pour all the mixture into a regular sized coffee mug and microwave on high for 90 
seconds. 
OR
Divide the mixture into 2 ramekins and microwave on high for 60 seconds.
Enjoy with ice cream or whip cream on top and a bit of fresh seasonal fruit.
Variation - Stop the microwave at one minute, drop a few salted caramels into the centre 
of the cake and continue cooking for the last 30 seconds.

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