NOTE: I didn't mean to do two posts today. Actually, I was experimenting with Typepad because we are going to be out of town for a few days and I thought I could set this to publish tomorrow morning on its own. But it published today instead. So..........I'm just giving you a heads-up that I am going out of town and will be back on Sunday night. See you then!
The other day we tried out a "Chocolate Cake in a Cup" recipe that I had gotten from a link on Melissa's blog (scroll down for the link). We don't eat many sweets around here, so it was really fun for the boys to stir up and make these little "cup" cakes.
Here are our gathered ingredients: flour, sugar, oil, cocoa, and egg (milk is not in the photo).
Little hands measure the dry ingredients.
Stirring up the wet ingredients.
The batter is all mixed up and ready to pour into.............
Then into the microwave to bake for 3 minutes. You can kind of see from this photo that the cake in the white mug puffed WAY up over the top during the baking process.
Here are the finished cakes fresh out of the microwave.
The little cakes slid right out of the mugs into the bowls. Then we sprinkled on some powdered sugar and ...................yummmm!!!
For your convenience, I copied the recipe into a word file. You can download it here.
Also, I made some "cake in a cup" mixes to give as Christmas gifts a few years ago. I am making the recipe I used available here. This recipe makes about 8 servings, I think, and uses packaged cake mix as a base. It also includes a glaze mix that you pour on the top. As these cakes tend to me a little on the dry side, it is nice to have the glaze. Finally........the recipe is for orange cake; however, you can substitute any flavor of cake mix.
NOTE: The first document is the recipe. The second is a sheet of directions labels you can print and attach to the mugs. These would be great teacher gifts!!