It’s Time for Our Annual Cup of Cake!

I look forward to this time of year and I can’t believe I almost forgot to share my most favorite holiday treat: my yummy microwaved moist and gooey cup of cake.


Ivy the pie baker and Mr DinwiddieIvy-the-pie-baker and Mr. Dinwiddie, Simpich elf characters, really enjoy this event.

You’re going to need:

  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional—–but I don’t think they’re optional!!)
  • small spash of vanilla extract
  • splash of Kahlua optional
  • 1 large coffee mug

Measure your ingredients right into a small bowl and mix them up.


Spray the inside of your cup with “Pam” (or some oily equivalent) before pouring in the mixture .

Ingredients for into the large coffee cup

Pop it into the microwave.  I cooked mine for 3 minutes since we’re in the mountains at 4600 feet.  Next time I’d go for 2 minutes, 45 seconds and check it out.  Adjust your time accordingly.  I think I’d start at 2 minutes, 30-45 seconds at sea level.

Corinna, from ‘down under’ decided to give my recipe a go and here is her tip:  She has a 1200 watt microwave and cooked it for 2.5 minutes.  Then she served it with a warm homemade choccy sauce and strawberries.  Hubby and daughter loved it!

Fully cooked cake in a cup
Fully cooked cake in a cup


The only thing that I would do differently with this yummmmmmmmy cup of cake is to add some Kahlua (like 1 tablespoon) for a tad more moisture AND flavor.  I might use a slightly smaller cup too, but I wanted to be sure it was large enough for this trial run/photo shoot.

img_2034Mr. Dinwiddie is calling his friends to come and get it.


img_2035Burl Ives is quite stunned.

Ready to eat...Klause, the Simpich Elf, is full of happy cake.


I’d say this project took 10 minutes from ingredients-in-cupboards to cake-in-mouth. Talk about instant gratification.  🙂

Let me know how it goes when you try this simple and amazingly quick and satisfying microwaved cup of cake.  Send photos!  We’d all love to hear how your turned out…..what color cup you use…..and any other ho-ho-ho tidbits you’d like to add.









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