Patricia Preston with a recipe for Cake in a cup!

Hot Fudge Cake in a Cup by Patricia Preston

Here’s how to make a tasty desert in only a couple of minutes!

First, you’ll need a box of angel food cake mix and a box of regular cake mix. I chose fudge for the hot fudge cake. Using a large bowl, mix the two boxes of cake mix together. You’ll also need a storage container to put the mix in, so you’ll have it whenever you want to make yourself a desert.

IMPORTANT: Do not use any cooking spray, oil or Crisco in the cup.

To make hot fudge cake, you’ll need chocolate syrup. Cover the inside base of a round cup or mug with chocolate syrup. IMPORTANT: Do not use any cooking spray, oil or butter in the cup.

In a separate dish—I use a measuring cup—mix 3 tablespoons of the cake mix with 2 tablespoons water. Pour this mix on top of the chocolate syrup.

Put in microwave for about 50 seconds if 1100 watts. The recipe calls for 1 minute but I’ve found that the cake is done by 50 seconds especially using a 4 or 5 inch diameter mug.

Flip cup over onto desert plate and all you need to do is add ice cream. This recipe can be used to make all kinds of different cakes and without toppings, they are very low calorie. I also make pineapple upside down cake which tastes great! Use pineapple cake mix and angel food. Put brown sugar in the bottom of the cup, top with pineapple pieces and then add mix. Microwave and enjoy. To make a large cake, I would think you can triple the recipe, use larger bowl and microwave longer. I have never tried that. I can vouch for the chocolate and the pineapple. Also made strawberry once and put fresh strawberries on the top.

Author Bio
Patricia Preston writes fun, spicy romantic novels with a feel-good atmosphere where love matters most. In her new contemporary series set in the fictional town of Lafayette Falls, Tennessee, romance creates havoc, heartache and humor for a cast of unsuspecting doctors until they realize love heals all. Besides contemporary romance, she also loves writing short comedies and historical romances set in New Orleans. Must haves in her writing cave include sweet tea and music. Besides writing, she loves bargain hunting, movies, taking country road trips, and anything containing chocolate. Her dream-come-true would be a townhouse in the French Quarter.
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One week in your arms:
Six years ago, ambitious med student Marla Grant gave into temptation with a gorgeous man. Now a
busy doctor and a loving single mom, the past comes back to haunt her when she learns the powerful, persuasive man of her long-ago fling and the unsuspecting father of her child is cutting off the charitable contributions to the community clinic where she works.

Billionaire Carson Blackwell has never forgotten bright, beautiful Marla. When he discovers that she runs the clinic his grandmother's foundation funds, it's the perfect chance to put an end to his ongoing infatuation and use his leverage to cement a new business deal. He needs a fake girlfriend for one week in Hawaii, and Marla is just the woman for the job. It's a win-win situation, until they realize the attraction between them isn't feigned, and the heat has never died down. Only the secrets they're both keeping stand in the way of a future together and a love that could last a lifetime.
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Thank you, Patricia, for visiting The After Work Cook. Both the hot fudge cake and the pineapple upside down cake sounds awesome.


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    1. It's very good. I was surprised the first time I tried it.

  2. One Week In Your Arms sounds like a fun read. Good luck with it, Patricia!

  3. Gemma: Thanks so much! I appreciate you coming by.

  4. I loved your recipe! I can't wait to try it. Thank you so much for spending the week with The After Work Cook! And I think I'm going to have to pick up your book also.


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