Barnabus, our Oregon coast correspondant recently stumbled upon this recipe which he swears to us he actually invented himself app.10 years ago. We have no reason to doubt his claim. In an unrelated matter, Jake from the FPT test kitchens janitorial staff has told various staff members that he was the first person to freeze yogurt.
Coffee Mug Chocolate Cake:
1 coffee mug 4 T flour (plain flour, not self-rising) 4 T sugar 2 T baking cocoa 1 egg 3 T milk 3 T oil 3 T chocolate chips (optional) some nuts (optional) small splash vanilla
Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well again. Add the chocolate chips (if using). Add the nuts (if using). Add the vanilla, and mix again.
Put mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes on high. The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed.