Quick! Eat chocolate!

Didn’t you know?  October 28 is National Chocolate Day, and I haven’t a thing to eat.  Too bad I already missed International Chocolate Day (9/13), plain old Chocolate Day (7/7), and two of the four National Chocolate Chip days (5/15 and 8/4).  But I can still celebrate plenty of other holidays.  National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day sounds promising.

Look here for the whole list, courtesy of my friend R.S.

Need help?  Try this.  I just did, and it worked like a charm!  I suggest eating yours directly from the mug.  I started that way and it was a moist, rich fudgy delight.  When I took mine out of the mug, I found that the edges dried out very quickly.

Dangerous Chocolate Cake-in-a-Mug

  • 1 coffee mug (microwave-safe)
  • 4 T. cake flour (plain, not self-rising)
  • 4 T. sugar
  • 2 T. cocoa
  • 1 egg
  • 3 T. milk
  • 3 T. oil
  • Splash of vanilla
  • 3 T. chocolate chips, optional

Add dry ingredients to the mug; mix well with a fork. Add egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in milk, oil, and vanilla, and mix well. Add chips, if using.

Put mug in the microwave, and cook for three minutes at 1,000 watts. (note: my little low-wattage microwave cooked it perfectly at 3 minutes.  you might want to try less time with yours.) Cake will rise over the top of the mug — do not be alarmed. When finished, carefully remove mug from microwave and allow to cool a little. Tip onto a small plate prior to serving, if desired. Yields one generous serving or two “more virtuous” servings.


  1. Mrs. Young says:

    Thank you for the recipe. I tried it today and it is very good.

  2. I’m here from The Common Room. Oh, that sound scrumptious! Just enough for a chocolate fix but not a whole pan there to tempt you with just a sliver more.

  3. OK, Calico Zak is makin’ me one right now. Aren’t slaves convenient? I mean, aren’t pets cute?

  4. I guess that I’ll just have to go have some chocolate. Thanks for the idea!

  5. You really shouldn’t talk like that. People may get the impression that it’s not OK to eat chocolate every day. 😀


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