Hug in a mug

By this time if you haven’t heard of the ‘cake in a mug’ (or ‘cup cake’), you’ve been living under a rock. My boyfriend and I used to make cup cakes a lot, but then we stopped. It’s sad that we forgot to make them so much. Good for our waist-lines, but probably for the best in the end. 

I can’t help but compare this cup cake to those belts you see on American teleshopping – the ones you strap on which supposedly gives you a six pack while you sit on your couch and watch tv. Half assed – that’s the phrase I’m looking for. The cup cake is very half assed. I feel like I’m cheating my way out of making a cake, but none-the-less, it is genius.
This simple delight is very straight forward. No more messing about, details are below …


3 tablespoons of all purpose flour
3 tablespoons of sugar
2 tablespoons of coca powder
1 egg
1 tablespoon of milk
Dash of Bailey’s/Cointreau/brandy/rum {optional}

Mix all the dry ingredients in a mug together with the egg. Mix in with milk and dash of booze (if you like). Microwave for between one and two minutes – depending on the strength of your microwave. Keep a close eye on it so it doesn’t sprew out of control. Curl up on the couch, and enjoy.

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