Chocolate Mug Cake
Today is National Microwave Oven Day, a day honoring microwave meals and quick dinners, especially when we are smack dab in between the two largest cooking holidays of the year!  

I had the change to chat with my friends at WKYT this morning to chat about why we celebrate the holidays. So How did National Oven Day come about?

  • Quite by accident, self-taught American engineer Percy Spencer discovered a way to heat food safely with microwaves. While working with an active radar in 1945, he noticed a candy bar in his pocket was melting. The rest is history!
  • The first microwave was over 6 feet tall and weighed over 700 pounds.
  • My go-to is a Raybern’s sandwich – you go from freezer to microwave to table in 90 seconds! Plus, my kids love them!

If you’re looking for a delicious Christmas inspired microwavable dessert… the following is oh, so delicious!

Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake (pair with your Raybern’s sandwich)

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 1 minutes
Total: 6 minutes
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Crushed up peppermint, chocolate chips, sprinkle powdered sugar on the top!
  1. Mix flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a large microwave-safe mug; stir in milk, canola oil, water, and vanilla extract.
  2. Cook in microwave until cake is done in the middle, about 1 minute.
  3. Add toppings and enjoy!

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Shanisty Ireland is a former award-winning Television News Anchor with more than 15 years of experience on-air. Today, Shanisty freelances on national and local media outlets featuring some of her favorite recipes and hot topics from her blog. Shanisty has been featured on The Today Show, Ellen, U.S. News and World Report, Huffington Post, Scary Mommy and hundreds of local TV News and Radio stations.

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