Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Chocolate Cake Hug In A Mug +Free Printable Tag {Gift Idea}

I think that this is one of the cutest gift ideas ever....Chocolate Cake Hug In A Mug. It's a homemade single serving cake recipe that is cooked in a mug in the microwave.  It's super easy to make and  results in a tasty, fudgey chocolate cake. And to take it one step further, I created an adorable tag that can be printed and attached to each gift. This is perfect for any little thank you gift, teacher's gift or a party favor. {It just so happens that I found the adorable cake mug at Dollarama for $2}

The recipe testing for this one sure gave me a run for my money let me tell ya! I made more than 10 mug cakes before I settled on this one. Some were too oily, others were too eggy, too sweet or too dry. But I finally settled on a recipe that I think is a winner. It's the perfect mixture of a fudgey cake that is moist and not overly sweet.  Then I called my mom, who lives 3000 miles away, and I got her to test the recipe as well, and she agreed it was good! Then we took it a step further and replaced the sugar with Splenda so that it was diabetic friendly for my Dad. And he agreed that it was good with a vote of an empty mug. He said that it didn't need chocolate chips, ice cream or chocolate sauce...that it was great all by itself!

Chocolate Cake Hug In A Mug Recipe
{makes 1 single serving of fudgey cake in a mug}

4 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons sugar {or 2 tablespoons Splenda}
1 heaping teaspoon cocoa powder
1 tablespoon oil
3 tablespoons milk
dash of vanilla {optional}

1.In a mug,.measure flour, sugar and cocoa powder.Mix until combined.
2. Add oil and milk to flour mixture and stir until smooth.
3. Place mug in a microwave and cook on high for 1 minute. {My microwave is 800 watts. If you have a higher wattage microwave, I would suggest reducing the time to 50 seconds on high.} The cake will still look wet on top, but it will be cooked.
4. Let cool for 1 minute and enjoy!
To make this recipe into a gift, measure all of the dry ingredients {flour, sugar & cocoa powder} into a small bag., and place the bag in a mug. And because I love pretty packages so much, I created a gift tag to go with the gift that includes the instructions for adding the oil & milk and making the cake!

The beauty of this recipe is, of course, that it is a fun treat for one that can be made in just 2 minutes!
It's great for when you feel like treating yourself, but don't want to go through the trouble of making a whole cake.
And it's great for people who live by themselves, seniors or college kids.

I hope you enjoy this Chocolate Cake Hug In A Mug.
Consider Yourself Hugged!

If you would like to see some other gift ideas with free printable tags, you see some other ideas here, here and here.

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