Talk about tackling a baking activity with eight kids. That's what we did for Family Home Evening, an activity Mormons are encouraged to hold once a week. We usually have some kind of spiritual message where we try to teach our children some of the values we hold dear, accompanied by song and prayer, then we try to close the evening with a fun activity. I say try because it doesn't always work out as planned, but we are trying....very trying...(haha).
For our fun activity, we chose to do some microwave baking. I have to tell you, we had FUN with this cake! I found this recipe at "The Newlyweds" blog and I knew the kids would love it.
Here's what you do...
Set out one mug for each person, then get out THESE ingredients...
For each mug, you will need...
3 Tablespoons flour
3 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons cocoa powder (we used dark cocoa powder)
A dash of salt
3 Tablespoons oil
3 Tablespoons milk
A splash of vanilla
2 Tablespoons chocolate chips
Step 1: Grease the mug.
Step 2: Mix the first four ingredients in the mugs.
Step 3: Mix in the egg, but try not to get it all over your shirt...
Step 4: Mix in the oil, milk, vanilla and chocolate chips until the mixture is smooth.
Step 5: Place in the microwave for 2 minutes and 30 seconds. During the cooking process, the batter will rise up above the rim of the cup. Do not be alarmed. This is a normal process and will not cause any harm.
(By the way, the reason this cake is so much lighter than all the others is because we were doing a spice cake experiement. Try to imagine deep, dark chocolate.)
Step 6: Let the cake sit for a couple of minutes before attempting to turn it upside down on a plate. OR....you could just sprinkle a little sugar on it like this...
...and eat it right out of the mug.
Step 7: Go all out by placing the cake on a plate and decoratively sprinkling sugar on the cake AND the plate. (Don't you love how the sugar on the plate was manipulated by hand to perfection?
(Disclaimer: This recipe would do well to have some frosting added. We just used sugar because we ran out of time. Try allrecipes.com for some great frosting and icing recipes!)
I hope you have as much fun with this recipe as we did! See ya'll tomorrow!
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Tammy's Recipe's "Kitchen Tip Tuesday",
Blessed With Grace's "Tempt My Tummy Tuesday",
and The Lazy Organizer's "Talk About Tuesday".
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