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Creme de Menthe Chocolate Cake in a Mug for Two

I adjusted this recipe from others I had found on the web and in cookbooks to suit my liking.  I have found most cake in the microwave recipes to be bland and a bit dry, but I think I have solved the problem by adding a special touch: MINT!!


  • 4 Tbs flour
  • 5 Tbs sugar
  • 2 Tbs cocoa
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tbs milk
  • 3 Tbs oil
  • A few drops vanilla extract
  • 6 Tbs creme de menthe baking chips (I use Andes)
In a small bowl, mix first 4 ingredients well.  Mix in egg, milk, oil and vanilla.  Divide mix equally between two microwave-safe mugs.  Stir 2 Tbs chips into each mug.  Microwave mugs, one at a time, for 1-2 minutes.  This is the most difficult part, since every microwave is different.  If you know that your microwave cooks quickly, try for closer to 1 minute, if it cooks slowly, closer to 2.  Sprinkle 1 Tbs chips over top of each cake while still hot.  Eat while still warm and moist.  This would also be nice topped with vanilla, chocolate, or mint chocolate chip ice cream.

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