The proposition that the ubiquitous coffee mug is not just or coffee anymore is well established. Most of us are familiar with instant noodles, instant soups and other lightning lunches you can whip up with little more than some boiling water and a nice big mug to hold them in.


If you thought Microsoft wasn’t serious about hardware
and peripherals, check out their ‘official’ Geek mug.

But any true tech living enthusiast will be attracted to the notion of taking mug nutrition to a new level — actually cooking things in them.

To get your creative culinary juices flowing, we offer a simple single-serving recipe for a universal snacking favourite. Get a (mug) handle on…

Five-Minute Chocolate Cake

4 Tablespoons cake flour
4 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons cocoa
1 Egg
3 Tablespoons milk
3 Tablespoons oil (corn or vegetable; not olive! — Ed.)
1 microwave-safe mug

Mix dry ingredients in a large, dry mug. Add the egg, milk and oil and stir well. Microwave on high for 3 min. until the cake stops rising and is set.

You can eat the cake eight out of the mug but the author suggests you tip it out onto a plate to enhance your enjoyment…

We encourage you to think of this no-fail recipe as a starting point for your own personal crockery cookery odyssey.

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