Friday, June 12, 2009

How to Survive...

Nearly half way. How are you going? If you're like me your finding the going is starting to get a little tough. Winter is here, the cold has set in, word counts aren't as high as you want, life is getting in the way of your writing and you still have to keep the motivation going for another two weeks.

Well, here is my solution for you...

I'm sure you've probably received this in in your in-box. But did you try it? Well, pick the chocaholic here because I did. And it works (although it makes more than 1 mug - but that keeps hubby happy and lets you disappear with a clear conscience).

So, when you need to warm up, take a quick break, have a treat to reward a word count milestone, or need something just to keep you going - try THE MOST DANGEROUS CAKE around:


4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
a small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.
Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts (high).
The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed!

Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.
EAT! (This can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous).


Nicky said...


*Homer drool* aaauuuurrrggghhh

Anita Joy said...

uh huh trouble is it's scarily easy - i'll be the one waddling into the conference, lol.

Sandie Hudson said...

I agree, Mmmmmmmmmmmmm shame I'm off chocolate.


Eleni Konstantine said...

I must forget I saw this post otherwise, I'd be double the size before conference!! LOL!

Natalie Hatch said...

Danger Will Robinson, Danger! Anita's brought out the big guns... get thee behind me Anita Mack!