Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Cake in a Cup

All the ladies in this house have been feeling a bit punky for awhile now.  I'll spare you the details of all the nastiness of sick kids and cut to the chase.

Today was the celebratory day of my husband's birth. Up in this hood, birthday's are relaxed affairs. No over the top parties with ninety thousand children running a muck. Usually there is a cake and special meal, but that's where the train stops, right up in Boringville.

My poor husband didn't even get a lavish meal, really he'd be lucky to get some Kraft Dinner this year. Everyone I talked with today kept asking if we were doing something special and I repeatedly had to say no. I finally decided I wanted to whip something tasty together for dessert, but wanted it to be made in double time 'cause I'm slowly losing my ever loving mind with the sniffles a carryin' on in this pad.

Behold the cake in the cup. It did literally take less than two minutes to make (cooking time and all.) Although I sort of felt shame & skepticism putting a cake in the microwave-it's what happened. I blame it on the fever, y'all.

Top it off with a pile of ice cream and you better believe it will make a happy birthday.

Recipe originally found here.

1 egg
1tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp flour
1 tbsp cocoa
2 tbsp peanut butter
1/4 tsp baking powder
handful of chocolate chips
(I added oil, my first cup was fairly dry.)

Mix up with a wild kiddo by yer side and pour into a greased mug. Nuke for a minute and watch out, your mind will be blown at the easy, peasy, lemon squeeziness of this cake.
She ain't perty, but she does the trick. I double dog dare you to try this out quick before bed. For more great recipes go here.






21 comments:

basebell6 said...

i know you double dog dared me to try this before bed, but i already had like 10 brownies today. TOMORROW I WILL DEFINITELY TRY THIS! chocolate and peanut butter. and quick. sounds like heaven.

Crystal said...

That sounds like the kind of baking for me!! quick and easy and tasty, mmmm

LindaG said...

Birthdays and holidays don't mean any special much here, either. If we go out to dinner somewhere, I'm happy.
If not, I'm still happy. ;)

Hope you all get to feeling better soon!

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...

Happy Birthday to your husband! :)

I have tried cake in a cup before (sometimes you just NEED chocolate) but never with PB mixed in. Oooh, I have got to try that!

I made a chocolate lava cake in the crock pot yesterday. Yummmmm... Super easy, too.

Karen said...

I LOVE this recipe!.. thanks for sharing. AND.. sure hope everyone's feeling better sooner rather than later. It's going around here too.

Karen said...

Cheyenne.. see This Old House today...I reposted with kudos to you. Hope you don't mind :-)

Deb said...

My daughter is a big fan of the cake in a cup. I wonder who came up with it first? Pure genius.

Sue said...

Cheyanne, sweet post... I've seen recipes for those cakes in a cup... sounds simple as ever... I've been missing you... hope you get over those sniffles... we're in it with you over here at klassenville... take care...Sue

bella said...

Chocolate is Always pretty

Cartoon Characters said...

ooooooh! I am going to have to try this!!!! :)

Rachel said...

I've seen these before, but haven't ever tried one... maybe one of these days!

fernvalley01 said...

too late tonight , but I will be all over that tomorrow!

fernvalley01 said...

ANd Happy Belated Birthday to your hubby , I am sure his beautiful girls are all he needs to be happy

Grandma K said...

Hey, I am trying to avoid sweets after Christmas! But who could resist! Definitely not this chocolate lover....

Forwarded it to the chocolate-loving daughter -in-law as well...

Just pulled it out of the microwave and am wowed! It is the perfect size for the JD Salesman and me. But since he is at work, I am here alone, the kettle is boiling for tea......

Maybe I will share next time!

Jamie said...

I am so going to try this!

Crystal said...

Well we tried it last night and the hubby says it was sooo good will definitly have to make again. So a thimbs up from here too :))

SuppersYoungans&Thangs said...

Cake in a cup only 2 minutes away is dangerous. I have a recipe for one a little different than yours. I try to keep it hidden, the temtation is too great!

NaomiG said...

Hmmm... looks delish, sounds delish.

It's my husbands birthday today. I didn't even make dinner. I got the bathroom cleaned though! I should get a medal.

Saturday we'll go out, or something.

Libbie said...

Tiotally buying chocolate chips TONIGHT! YUM! & it is not even my birthday :)

Boringville is good! I haven't blogged since New Years Eve because I haven't had 1 thing to blog about....boringville! But has boringville ever been wonderful!!!

Alicia said...

Double Birthday Cheers,
Mike & Cheyenne!

oneoldcowgirl said...

Finally getting a minute or two to catch up with old friends. Now this is my kind of cooking. I think I'll try this out.

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