ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Books, Literature, and Writing»
  • Poems & Poetry

A Real Cup of Cake - Cake for one/two

Updated on November 12, 2016

A cupcake served in a cup or dumped out on a plate.

5 stars from 3 ratings of A cup of Cake

Looking for a piece of Cake?

© Shyron Shenko 1/1/2014

I was looking for something sweet,

Cake or pie, as the evening meal we prepared to eat.

Both the cupboard and pantry were bare

Not one single crumb could be found in there.


Hubby said, as his sweet teeth were beginning to gnash

"Where do we keep the goodie stash?"

I told him the cupboard and the pantry is bare

There are no goodies in there


Then suddenly I thought of a recipe from long ago

But where I hid it I do not know

I could make Blond Logic's Brigedeiros

But that would be to slow


Then I thought of the cupcake

And I could whip it up right in the cup

I knew that a cupcake would hit the spot

And it could even be eaten it while it is hot.


My 2nd Try on New Years Day

This one turned out much better and is not as dry or hard as the first one I made today.
This one turned out much better and is not as dry or hard as the first one I made today. | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 3 min
Cook time: 3 min
Ready in: 6 min
Yields: One Cupcake, cut in half, if you Care to share

So hastily I whipped it up

Right in my microwaveable coffee cup

And then popped it in the Microwave

As I ran for the camera, to get a picture to save


I pushed 3 minutes and then pushed start

What happened next just broke my heart

I opened the door so I could see

The sight I could not believe.


I had made this so many times before

And it never turned out anything like this

I wonder, just what I missed

It only filled the cup half up.


It was hard as a rock, and dry as a bone

And I questioned how I could hone this stone?

The cutting job was really sad

But the Taste wasn't half bad


So...I called my friend Au Fait,

To see what she had to say

You had it in your microwave to long

Or the wattage was to high, that is what you did wrong



Ingredients

  • 1 Coffee Mug
  • 4 Tablespoons Flour (not self rising)
  • 4 Tablespoons baking Cocoa, I use Carob Powder
  • 4 Tablespoons sugar, I use Stevia power 3 packs
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • 3 Tablespoons Oil, I use Coconut oil
  • A small splash Vanilla
  • 3 Tablespoons Chocolate Chips, Optional

Important Mixing instructions

  1. Mix dry ingredients in the mug, mix well. Add the egg and mix thouroughly, when well mixed. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.
  2. Add the Chocolate chips and splash of vanilla and mix again. Put you mug in the Microwave and cook 3 minutes for a 1000 watt unit.
  3. Do not be alarmed! You cake will rise over the top of the mug, and look somewhat like a mushroom.
  4. Allow to cool a little, and you can turn it out onto a plate and cut in half to share if you so desire. Or you can eat it right from the cup.

Trying again

I am on my way, to give it another try

Please let me know if you have another idea

About why it was to hard or to dry

And you don't agree with Au fait.


© 2014 Shyron E Shenko

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image
      Author

      Shyron E Shenko 2 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the return visit, I really appreciate you.

      I hope all is well with you.

      Blessings my dear friend

    • Au fait profile image

      C E Clark 2 months ago from North Texas

      Such a quick and easy snack to make when one needs a little break and something yummy to perk them up! This is a great recipe and so easy to do.

      Hope all is well with all of you. Take care . . .

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image
      Author

      Shyron E Shenko 11 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you so much for the comment, compliment and for sharing this.

      I do hope all is well with you. Looks like it will be another blistering day, I do hope not.

      Blessings and hugs dear friend.

    • Au fait profile image

      C E Clark 11 months ago from North Texas

      I would love one of these cups of cake right now. I'm so hungry! This is a great recipe and so easy. Sharing.

      Hope all is well there. Blessings dear friend. Take care . . .

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image
      Author

      Shyron E Shenko 19 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comment and sharing this again.

      I hope you are safe and warm.

      Blessings and hugs.

    • Au fait profile image

      C E Clark 19 months ago from North Texas

      Sharing this again. This would be a great snack right now. Sharing, for those people who need a break, this would be a great pick-me-up!

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image
      Author

      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comments.

      The temperature has gone as high as 110 °F on our indoor/outdoor thermometer. I hope you are finding a way to stay cool.

      Blessings and hugs to you, take care.

    • Au fait profile image

      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      A great and easy recipe for a quick treat. Especially now when heating up a big oven is counter productive to cooling a house down in the awful

      Texas heat. Up and useful/awesome and Sharing.

      We are to be as high as 107 by the end of the week and over 100 degrees F. everyday building up that day. Hope your yard work and all outdoor work is caught up.

      Blessings to you both. Take care . . .

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image
      Author

      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comments. The chocolate fix? You are right it is not a fix, but it would fix me for sure.

      I hope all is well with you and you have not melted.

      Spent Friday with my son, granddaughter and great grandson. Spent yesterday cutting and bundling a big tree that came down in the wind Thursday. Other than a headache, I am fine.

    • Au fait profile image

      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Since lots of people are in the mood for cake, why not try this one too? Very delicious and a chocolate fix is never quite fixed. :)

      A bit cooler out, but still too hot. There was rain this morning for about 90 seconds. Yes, seconds. I'm not optimistic about more rain anytime today. I know we don't really need the rain, but it would help cool things down a little.

      Hope all is well there. Blessings and hugs for you both. Take care . . .

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image
      Author

      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      poetryman6969, thank you for the comments. I did get it to work, I can make biscuit rocks but they are not to bad soaked in coffee.

    • poetryman6969 profile image

      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      Sounds like you got it work. I don't trust microwave cooking. I am used to things turning out like that sweet rock you mentioned.

      But what you say is tempting...

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image
      Author

      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comment and for the sharing. I am glad you like this.

      The speech did not go at all the subject changed to something else.

      Anyway have a blessed day.

    • Au fait profile image

      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      This is a yummy easy to make quick treat. Sharing it again in case someone hasn't tried it yet.

      How did the speech go? Hope all is well there. Blessings and hugs . . .

    • Au fait profile image

      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Came back to share this again. This is quick and easy and so good. Sharing too, because we have a lot of new members who may not yet have discovered this yummy quick recipe for just one or two people.

      Hope your meeting went well and that things are starting to look your way. Blessings to you both . . .

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image
      Author

      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for reading this again, commenting, pinning, sharing on FB and HP; the up votes FUI.

      I think John feels better today, he is in the garage working.

      Bless you also my dearest friend.

      TTYL

    • Au fait profile image

      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Came back and enjoyed your poem again. I think it's quite funny since you did manage to get it to come out right in the end. Voted up, FUI, and pinned to AH, posted on FB, and will share with HP followers.

      Hope you are well and that John is back to being bright eyed and bushy tailed. :) Know he wasn't feeling well Sunday. Bless you my dearest friend and have a good week . . .

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image
      Author

      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you moonlake, that is sweet I hope everyone enjoys it.

    • moonlake profile image

      moonlake 3 years ago from America

      I'm going to add this cake recipe to my cake board. The poem was nice too. Voted up.

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image
      Author

      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, I did not know that chocolate by its self is chocolatier than chocolate candy bars, and carob taste like chocolate.

      Thank you for your comments, votes, for pinning and sharing. You are such a good friend.

      No, no working outside to much to do within, that I don't know where to begin, and I did to much outside yesterday and I am paying for it dearly.

      Science can all they want about ways to live longer, but the only way to live longer is: stay alive. But to me just existing is not living.

      Thank you my dear friend.

    • Au fait profile image

      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      This has got me thinking I should try it out again. I have a craving for chocolate right now and candy bars really don't appeal. This yummy cake is chocolatier than chocolate candy, did you know?

      Voted up, AUI, pinned to AH, and shared!

      Hope you're having a restful day, but knowing you, you are out chopping wood or something. Well, like my hub says, the secret to a healthier, longer life, is . . . :) So even if you're wore out at the end of the day, there should be some perks in the end. Take care . . .

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image
      Author

      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Cheryl, I love them and hubby loves them. Thank you for the up votes

      Blessings

      (((((Hugs))))) Jo's way

      Shyron

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image
      Author

      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the stars, votes and for sharing.

      I hope you day is going well and it is not too cold/hot for you.

    • Author Cheryl profile image

      Cheryl A Whitsett 3 years ago from Jacksonville, Fl

      Shyron that is hysterical but I am going to try it when my sweet tooth kicks in. Great hub voted up.

    • Au fait profile image

      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Gave you 5 more stars and an up-vote +. Also sharing. Still haven't gotten my lava cake recipe to where I want it. Maybe soon . . .

      Hope all is well and that the storm that is to arrive later doesn't do any damage at your house.

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image
      Author

      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Aunt Jimi, for the comment, votes and sharing, you are so appreciated. Nukeing is the fastest way to do this, when you are in a hurry for a cake snack.

      Thank you for the compliment.

    • Aunt Jimi profile image

      Aunt Jimi 3 years ago from The reddest of the Red states!

      I do agree with Au fait. After making a similar recipe that I love as a snack I have learned that too much nook can turn just about anything into a rock, not so different from Ellie Mae Clampett's biscuits. And it doesn't take much of too much nooking either. I believe you could cure a cement block in a microwave oven in just 10 minutes or less!

      I think this little recipe of yours is great and I hope people adopt it when they want a little snack. Costs only pennies and you know what's in it. ;)

      Voting this up and useful, and awesome. Sharing this too!

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image
      Author

      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thundermama, for stopping by and for the compliment and comment.

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image
      Author

      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Carter06, I am so happy you, like this.

      The secret is in the egg and mixing it with the dry none SR ingredients until they are are wet with the egg.

      Thanks again for the comments.

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image
      Author

      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you my dear friend, for your comments up votes and sharing.

      I can't wait for you to make the one for me.

    • carter06 profile image

      Mary 3 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Great idea Shyron..love the rhyming take on a recipe, so creative & fun:) & who would not want chocolate cake, right? & in small portions good for the waistline:)..but just a question.. I don't make cakes in the microwave & notice the recipe says not SR flour & there is no rising agent..how does it rise? Cheers

    • Thundermama profile image

      Catherine Taylor 3 years ago from Canada

      I loved the presentation of this recipe, super cute! And this is a recipe I would love to try. Great work.

    • Au fait profile image

      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Had to come and check this out again to see how it compares to what I'm working on. Not the same. Different amounts of ingredients and cook time on mine is only 1 minute 10 seconds. No eggs. Plus mine has additional ingredients not listed in yours.

      This looks pretty good though, as I said before. Voted up, IUA, and will share!

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image
      Author

      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Dolores, yes the egg does fluff it up, that is why you mix the egg with the dry flour sugar and cocoa until you can't see any dryness. If you use coconut oil (which I do) be sure to mix it after the egg and before the milk, or the cold milk will cause the coconut oil to become hard and will be hard to mix.

    • Dolores Monet profile image

      Dolores Monet 3 years ago from East Coast, United States

      I love the idea of these things for a chocolate emergency! I've seen some recipes that contain baking powder while this does not. Actually, the ones that do have baking soda seems to have too much. In this one, does the egg serve to poof up the dough?

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image
      Author

      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Jenn-Anne, thank you for your comment, I think you will be happy with the results.

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image
      Author

      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Yes, me too!

    • Jenn-Anne profile image

      Jenn-Anne 3 years ago

      This sounds yummy - might have to give it a try. I like the clever way you presented the recipe! Thanks for sharing!

    • PoeticFailosophy profile image

      Diana F. King-Fyre :: DECEASED, 1962-2014, Rest in Peace 3 years ago from Cuzco, Peroo

      Glad to know I am not the only breakfast cake eater.

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image
      Author

      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Rebecca, I truly appreciat your comment.

    • rebeccamealey profile image

      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      I love this!!! I have never seen a poem/recipe before. What a cute idea!

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image
      Author

      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Brett, my friend, I really appreciate the comment, votes, sharing, tweet and pinning.

    • Brett.Tesol profile image

      Brett Caulton 3 years ago from Thailand

      Ha Ha Ha - Very clever and a unique approach, never seen poetry and cooking combined before.

      Voted across, SHARED with my followers, tweeted and pinned ;-)

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image
      Author

      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you PoeticFailosophy, for your comment. Yes I do have the cup of cake for breakfast, I had one yesterday.

    • PoeticFailosophy profile image

      Diana F. King-Fyre :: DECEASED, 1962-2014, Rest in Peace 3 years ago from Cuzco, Peroo

      This is awesome, I don't think I've had the pleasure of reading a poem recipe, but I have made the mug cakes and they are delicious. Makes a good breakfast, if you are the sort to eat cake for breakfast.

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image
      Author

      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Aunt Jimi, I really appreciate you, thank you for the votes up, for sharing and for the stars.

      Hubby loves this cake and I will definitely make it for any time his sweet teeth start chattering. Yes Au fait is good at those suggestions.

    • Aunt Jimi profile image

      Aunt Jimi 3 years ago from The reddest of the Red states!

      Definitely going to have to try this. I guess our friend Au fait's suggestion worked out? This recipe sounds perfect for a little treat when there isn't time to bake a whole cake and frost it. Enough for 2 from the sound. Could be kind of romantic if served a certain way.

      Voted up, usedful, interesting, awesome, and sharing. Yes, and I gave you 5 more stars.

    • justmesuzanne profile image

      justmesuzanne 3 years ago from Texas

      My pleasure! :)

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image
      Author

      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Suzanne, for the up votes and sharing and especially your friendship*/;^)

    • justmesuzanne profile image

      justmesuzanne 3 years ago from Texas

      Great idea very cutely presented, voted up, funny awesome and shared! :)

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image
      Author

      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Paradise7, for your comment/compliment.

    • Paradise7 profile image

      Paradise7 3 years ago from Upstate New York

      What a cool recipe and a great way to introduce it to us!

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image
      Author

      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you for the comment Nell, I do appreciate you. Yes it does work and Hubby loves these, I have made 2 more that came out perfect.

    • Nell Rose profile image

      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      This is a great idea! and yes I would probably mess it up too the first time! lol! never seen a poem recipe before, and it works! LOL!

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image
      Author

      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Jo, for the votes and share and tweet, right back at you, my dear friend, you are a special person yourself.

    • Jo_Goldsmith11 profile image

      Jo_Goldsmith11 3 years ago

      Oh no! Glad you could make a second time.

      I am really enjoying the way you rhyme.

      Up +++ shared and tweet too.

      You are so precious and cool :-) (giggle)

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image
      Author

      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      These do hit the spot Careermommy, thank you for your comment. and stopping by.

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image
      Author

      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Kathryn for taking the time to stop by and read my poem and leave a message as well.

      And you are Welcome.

    • Careermommy profile image

      Tirralan Watkins 3 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      I love this quick and easy dessert recipe, especially for those times when I just want a little something. This will sure hit the spot!

    • Kathryn Stratford profile image

      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      This is a convenient, quick and easy snack. I have heard of these, but have never tried them before. I know they have the store-bought ones that can be cooked in the microwave, and I bet home-made tastes pretty good.

      Thanks for sharing this poem with us, as well as the recipe.

      Happy new year!

      ~ Kathryn

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image
      Author

      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait, for your comments, votes up and share. You have a good day also, and be carefull.

    • Au fait profile image

      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Sounds like an interesting snack and certainly quick and easy the way I like recipes to be. Microwaves with higher wattage require less time.

      Voted up, UAI, and will share . . . headed out to do errands shortly. Hope you and John are having a good day.

    • DDE profile image

      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Awesome will try this one something different is always worth a try.

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image
      Author

      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      I love you also, my friend, Have a Happy Healthy New Year.

    • profile image

      Maureen xxoo 3 years ago

      Cute story. You write so well. I will keep this idea for future use. Love you my dear friend.

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image
      Author

      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Peggy for you comment, I did make another one a couple of hours ago, the picture if of the 2nd one. It turned out much better, I reduced to watt power on the microwave. I use to make this often for my husband, but without the sugar and the microwave was a different wattage.

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Haha! I have not tried that cupcake in a coffee mug recipe yet. If you try it again, let us know if it was successful. Sounds like a great instant fix for someone wishing to eat something sweet.