Saturday, September 13, 2008

Cupcake in a Mug! Really?

I recently ran across this blog written by this woman. It makes me want to throw up. The first paragraph in her latest entry is dedicated to the Paula Deen cake she made for her husband, "because he is so sweet, he does so much for me" etc. etc. Okay, maybe he is and maybe he does, but for God's sake keep it to yourself! I would never wax on and on about my hubby and how great he is. It would go to his head and then he would expect things from me. Besides my fabulous cooking, which he gets anyway. He should be happy. And do everything I tell him to do.

Well, while checking out some of this woman's recipes, I ran across this one:

LARGE CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE IN A MUG. (5 minutes ) 4 Tablespoons cake flour (I've used all-purpose flour and it works fine) 4 Tablespoons sugar 2 Tablespoons cocoa 1 Egg 3 Tablespoons milk 3 Tablespoons oil 1 Mug Put flour in mug. Stir in Sugar and Cocoa Spoon in one egg Stir in milk and oil Microwave for 3 mins on high til cake sets in mug Remove from mug when slightly cooled.

I couldn't believe it. Does she actually think that baking in the microwave is going to yield anything worth eating? Well, I decided that I couldn't judge her without trying the recipe. I called Hannah down and we cooked it up. Here is a photo essay about it:

IT WAS HIDEOUS!!!!!!! It looked like a sponge and worse yet, IT TASTED LIKE A SPONGE. DON'T DO IT!!!! DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT DOING IT!!!!!

If you want some fast chocolate cake make these instead. Just leave off the mint sauce and serve with ice cream. I once made these from start to finish, on the table in twenty minutes. I had a dinner party and one of my friends made a sarcastic remark about the dessert not being chocolate. So I gave her a dirty look, got up from the table, marched in to the kitchen and presented her with these little beauties a short time later. Even though I had made a delicious, decadent trifle with gobs of raspberries, silky custard, and whipped cream. The nerve of some people. Of course, come to think of it, she got to have trifle AND molten chocolate cakes.

Note about the cakes: you most likely have all of the ingredients in your cupboard right now. They are a snap to make in your kitchenaid. You do have a kitchenaid, don't you?


Anonymous said...

Hannah, you look too cute! June I love the attitude and of course the ab fab recipes.
I do have to say I hate real maple syrup, and yes I have tried all different grades and prices. I love Log Cabin, so there!

Miss you
Diane j

Anonymous said...

First of all: Fruit no matter combined with any quantity of sugar or whipped cream should always be considered a "healthy snack" not "desert".

Second trifle is GROSS

Third, Those were the best molten lava Chocolate cakes in the world.

Forth, you should give me credit for my devious intelligence: I got to have your cake and eat it, too.

andybaird said...

"I couldn't believe it. Does she actually think that baking in the microwave is going to yield anything worth eating?"

OK, you've decided in advance that it's going to be worthless. (In fact, you've written off a whole school of cooking without a second thought.) So you try it, and surprise! You hate it. Can you say "self-fulfilling prophecy"?

To those reading this, my advice is to ignore this blog's advice and just try the recipe. Personally, I love it. I can't guarantee that you will too... but it only takes five minutes to find out. :-)