Cocoa Cake in a Mug

For Cruzzie’s birthday last week, a friend gifted him this box set of cookbooks (Cooking and Baking Class Box Set) and we have had so much fun exploring kid friendly recipes!



The first recipe Cruzzie chose was a simple, 5 minute recipe: Cocoa Cake in a Cup! It was a HUGE success. I personally can’t wait to explore various ways to make this recipe healthier…but in the meantime, here is the recipe for the kids!


Exactly what it sounds like: cocoa cake in a mug!





* 1 egg

* 1 tablespoon of melted butter

* 3 tablespoons of unsweetened cacoa / cocoa powder

* 1/4 cup of sugar




Melt butter in microwave


* Then, whisk together the egg and butter.


* Add the sugar and the cocoa powder and mix all together.


Pre Cooked


* Then, put in a microwave for 2-3 minutes (until toothpick comes out clean). AND VOILA, chocolate cake in minutes! I wanted to add vanilla ice cream and have it a la mode….so good, and so super easy! PLUS, it keeps the kids occupied for a whopping 5 minutes but they are proud of the final product.




SO GOOD. Seriously, so good.


Do you have fun recipes that the kids enjoy cooking /baking with you? Please share!

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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Sweet Potato Pudding

Ever since January 6th, I have been trying to decrease my sugar intake. I must admit (pat on my back) that I have done a very good job for the most part, with only some small slips here and there. Recently, I developed a recipe for sweet potato pudding that I can’t stop making and eating. Warning: there is some maple syrup in it — so while¬† sugar-cane free, there is still some (a very small amount) of sugar.


Yam / sweet potato. (Tomato / Tomat-oh)

Yam / sweet potato. (Tomato / Tomat-oh)

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