I have been so tired lately. It has been a black hole of work, home, sleep, work, home, sleep. This is my favorite month of the year, but it has just been raining non-stop and no one can enjoy the fall when it’s pouring rain. bleh.
I was so down today, I just needed something delicious. Ever just need dessert? Yeah, today was one of those days. PMS + Horrible Weather = Me getting fat on dessert. I don’t always have time to bake some awesome creation so instead I take the easy way to deliciousness and all you need is 5 minutes!
I’ll share my 5-minute secret:
4 Tablespoons Flour
4 Tablespoons Sugar
2 Tablespoons Cocoa
3 Tablespoons Oil
3 Tablespoons Milk
3 Tablespoons Chocolate Chips (optional)
A Dash Vanilla
1 Large Coffee Mug
Put all of that in the coffee mug, mix it all around REALLY well, get out all the chunks of flour, stick it in the microwave for 3 minutes. After that, you are all done! And you have a ready-to-eat chocolate cake!
That is my fiance on the mug! I designed it and had it made for him 🙂 an inside joke of ours!
Now I understand the cake doesn’t look like the most delicious cake you’ve ever had, but you get what you get for five minutes. 🙂 The chocolate chips really make the cake super yummy and it is the perfect dessert to eat on a cold and rainy night.
I make this cake a lot, because it takes five minutes, and I get a yummy dessert, but today as I was making it, I was thinking about how much I love baking. I bake something almost every week for my friends, and I love trying and learning new recipes. So why not incorporate a little of that into the wedding? I’m really leaning towards using recipe cards as a guest book!
I love the thought of recipes passing from generation to generation, and I would love to have a great recipe along with my guests’ well-wishes! I of course realized that I was probably not the first person to think about this as a guest book idea so I sought it out on Pinterest. Some recipe card inspiration for you!
So if you can make cake in a mug, you can have delicious favors in a jar! If cooking and baking is your thing, why not send your guests home with your favorite recipes, easily transported home in a jar, and super easy to put together!
I personally want to try the quick bread! It looks like a super yummy recipe!