The 5-Minute Cupcake

Well, you’re either going to love us or hate us for this post.  Most likely both.  But it’s totally worth sharing.  We have the answer to your uncontrollable, out of nowhere, craving for cupcakes; and it all lies within your pantry! Most likely.  With a few simple ingredients that are generally stashed in the average cupboard and only FIVE MINUTES you can instantly have a delicious home-made cupcake!

Ingredients Needed:

  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
  • A small splash of vanilla extract
  • 1 large coffee mug (microwave safe)

Ready, Set, Bake!

  • Add dry ingredients to mug and mix well
  • Add the egg and mix thoroughly
  • Pour in the milk and oil and mix well
  • Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again
  • Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts

Note: The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don’t be alarmed!  Allow to cool off a little and tip it out onto a plate.  Use ready-made frosting and decorate if so desired.  We found that splitting the piece of cake in half made for two perfectly-petite cupcakes. Enjoy!


December 7, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Recipes.

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