I made several changes to the original recipe so I could use all food storage ingredients. The original recipe calls for 3 T oil and even my kids thought that sounded like too much. So I substituted applesauce for the oil, and not just regular old applesauce, dehydrated applesauce. I had never tried it before and it worked great.
Math is not my strong point and I had no idea how to figure out how much of the apple granules it took to make 3 T of applesauce, so I just added some hot water to 3 T of granules. It made more than I needed but I didn't want to get a headache from trying to figure out the math :) After, we figured out that the 3 T of dry applesauce made about 6 T of wet, so it was enough for 2 desserts. Once the dried apple pieces soaked up the hot water, they needed to be mashed. I used a fork but it was still kind of chunky, I pulled out my immersion blender to smooth it out.
Mix the dry ingredients in a mug and stir with a fork.
Add the wet ingredients...applesauce and water.
Microwave for about 1 minute 30 seconds and you have a yummy, chocolaty dessert. Plus it only has 11 points on weight watchers. (29 points if you use the oil and not applesauce) I am not on weight watchers but I found that interesting.
Chocolate Mug Cake
1 coffee mug
4 T flour (try half wheat and half white)
4 T white sugar
2 T baking cocoa
1 egg (1 T egg powder + 2 T water)
3 T milk (1/2 T powdered milk + 3 T water)
3 T applesauce (or oil)
small dash of vanilla
3 T chocolate chips
Add the flour, sugar, cocoa, egg powder and milk powder to the mug. Stir with a fork until combined. Add 5 T of water, applesauce and dash of vanilla. Combine with fork and add in chocolate chips. Stir until combined. Cook in microwave for 1 1/2 - 3 minutes. The cake may rise up above the mug, don't worry!! Our cakes only took 1 1/2 minutes.
This is a seriously dangerous dessert!! Way too easy and way too good!! My kids even know how to make it by themselves now, and I have even thought of making it into a jarred mix so we don't have to get out all the ingredients every time we want dessert.