It’s my blog’s birthday! My tiny baby is now one. I can’t even believe its been a year already; it went by so fast! I have to say, I never expected my blog to grow into something like this. Granted, its still a baby and has tons to grow but I feel like we’re onto something. I started this blog when I finished college last year, as a way to keep myself occupied during my job hunt. A year has passed, and I’m still looking. The only constant thing since then has been me in the kitchen. I’m as dedicated as they come, so I knew I had to put in work if this blog was going to actually become something good.
It’s honestly a pleasure to force myself to get in the kitchen every week and make something new for myself, my family, and you. I’m not the most popular food blog but I’m still here and am working to make my presence known. I’m thankful to even be in such great company. There are so many great blogs are leading the way! Things are starting to look up on other ends, so expect some change in the coming months. I’m so happy I stuck with this and hope to expand and grow as much as I can in the food blog community. Til then, join me in my celebration for one with a simple microwave chocolate cake. I love this recipe because it’s so simple and really hits the spot when craving something fast and chocolatey. It’s also good when you really need some cake but don’t want to bake a whole one (and then eat it alone). So many other great things about this little cake; it’s fast, serves one, and is delicious! Mix and make the cake in the same mug, which is awesome because it’s an easy clean up. Another bonus? No eggs! Could totally eat the batter straight up if inclined (I won’t tell).
Thanks to everyone that has stopped by and left me likes and comments. I read and appreciate every single one and get excited when I get new notifications. I’m really looking forward to continuing this journey, expanding and growing in the coming months and years to come. Here’s to the first year, and many more!
Chocolate Mug Cake – adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie
Makes 1 mug cake
- 2 tablespoons plus 2 tsp cocoa powder
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 tablespoon agave or sugar
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 2-3 tsp coconut oil, vegetable oil or melted butter
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- Combine dry ingredients in the mug and mix very, very well. Add liquid, and stir until completely incorporated. Microwave 30-40 seconds.
- Mix ins go great with this recipe; peanut butter chips, chocolate chips, sprinkles, etc
- Microwave times may vary. Start with 30s and go up in 5-10s increments until done