Sunday, May 25, 2014

Two-minute Chocolate Cake My 8-year old Made

A friend of mine (whom I happen to share the same name with) have been asking me to teach them how to bake.  The stars however could not align for our schedules to match.  The plan was to have baking as her kids' summer activities and making use of the oven which she won from a bloggers' event, which has not been used yet.
I'm feeling awfully guilty of not doing this ahead of all my other schedules.  For all we know, these kids could be earning or gaining weight from the baked goods they would be making and may be having a wave of fun doing baking and decorating and also munching on some goodies.
I've been having a lot of excuses as well for not baking.  For one, our kitchen is one of the hottest spot at home, even without turning the stoves on.   Also, I never seem to ran out of write up to finish.

Anyway, to keep me from feeling more guilty, I taught my youngest daughter, Danica, how to make her afternoon snack from the baking ingredients we have stocked up for the baking plan which till now isn't happening.
Mind you, she did everything and I was so happy that I don't have to put out my baking materials.  You won't be needing your blender as well.  So easy, that I can do this blind-folded.  Nah!  Whew!  That would be a challenge.
The photos above and below are the finished products.  Yup!  those are our ordinary mugs, the ones we use for our coffee.  This idea came from Chef Ed Bugia's dessert presentation at the 101 Lifestyle Pocket Sessions with Dolce Gusto.  But I lifted the recipe from Food Network Kitchen.

Here is the recipe:

Two-minute Chocolate Cake

1.   Mix 1/2 cup flour, 4 tablespoons cocoa powder and a dash of salt in a medium bowl.
2.  In a different bowl, mix 6 tablespoons milk, 10 tablespoons sugar, 6 tablespoons melted unsalted butter or vegetable oil.
3.  In the flour mixture, make a dome in the center, put the 2 eggs, the mixed liquid ingredients.  Put a dash of vanilla extract and mix well.
4.  Divide into two mugs.  Microwave each mug 3 minutes in medium level or until the batter puffed.

Isn't that easy or what?

The finished product.
You can eat as it is, best while still warm, or you can transfer on the plate and serve decorated, topped with whatever may fancy your palate.

Let me know if you have tried doing it, will you...


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