5-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake


Have you ever wondered if it’s possible?

To make a cake in a microwave oven? With the whole process taking only about 5 minutes of your precious time?

Then I have the answer for you.



The truth is that I was searching for a decent mug cake recipe for quite some time. I had collected a few recipes, read through the comments, contemplated the variations of ingredients, and waited for the right moment to make this tempting chocolate dream come true.

Without even waiting that long, the right moment presented itself this week…  because when you return from a visit to your sister’s and your sister sends you home with a big smile and a suitcase full of Twilight Saga books, then some really special measures need to be taken, the most important one being to save time wherever possible – cleaning, sleeping, and even baking included.

So here I am, with 3 and a half books to read and a lovely new cake to show you.

Here are the details…



This is what we need. Just enough for 1 1/2-cup (300 ml) mug.




This recipe includes very few instructions.

You just basically place all the ingredients (minus the choc chips) in a mug (I did the stirring in a bowl because I wanted to keep my mug clean and nice for photographic purposes).

Man-Approved Spicy Oven Fries


I have always been a big fan of baked potatoes.

So it is no surprise that when I came across this lovely recipe my destiny had been sealed.

Not only did I end up with a good amount of delicious fries that made both me and my man very happy, but during making of this dish I learned a few useful tricks.

One of them is how to cut neat french fries. That is a precious trick that I will definitely cherish and use again.

And the next trick I learned is how to make sure that your fries keep their shape and do not break while baking.

Would you like to know the details?

Then you are invited to have a look at it all…



This is what we need.

Very basic stuff.

If you do not have Italian seasoning on hand though, you can easily replace it with oregano and thyme.




1. First, preheat the oven to 430 F (220 C).

2. Next, peel, wash, and dry the potatoes.

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