Chocri kicked off their U.S. launch today with a Chocolate relay race: Female vs. Male bloggers. To kickstart the race Chocri designed a ‘Cinnamon Girl’ chocolate bar for me. In turn I designed one each for two of my favorite bloggers; Brandi of Nutmeg Nanny and Joanne of Eats Well With Others. They will do the same and it will go on and on until one of the teams (go girls!) reaches one hundred bars. So don’t be surprised if you get tagged before it’s all said and done!
The Cinnamon Girl Bar is a mouth-watering concoction of milk chocolate with cinnamon, pecans, rice krispies, bourbon vanilla, and apple bits. I’m so proud of it. I had to pinch myself a few times and go look at my bar. For sale. On the Chocri website. Pinch. I wonder what I did to get so lucky. Pinch. And how do you truly say thank-you for something like that? Pinch. Thanks again Carmen and Chocri!
Onto the food.
You know when you get those cravings for something sweet or for chocolate that won’t leave you be? And you don’t have anything in the house to take the edge off. Or it’s too late to bake. Or maybe you don’t want a whole cake around tempting you. Or you ran out of Chocri bars. Let me re-introduce cake in a mug. I say re-introduce because last year for a short time it was a craze. Even I gave it a go. Many times. I even experimented on fed it to family members. So in case you’ve forgotten here it is. Three-minute cake. Blink. And you have cake. Like magic. For desperate times.
(semi-adapted from origins unknown by Reeni)
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3 and 1/2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons chocolate chips
1. In a medium measuring bowl combine all of the dry ingredients.
2. Add the egg and mix well.
3. Add the milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and oil. Whisk until smooth. Stir in Chocolate chips.
4. Spray an over-sized coffee mug with baking spray and add the batter. Microwave for 2 minutes 50 seconds. Let cool in cup for a few minutes. Turn out onto a plate and let it cool further. Can be refrigerated to speed up the process.
Chocolate or Peanut Butter Frosting
1 tablespoon of softened butter
1 teaspoon cocoa powder or 1 teaspoon peanut butter
Vanilla extract, a splash
Cinnamon, a dash or two
1 teaspoon of very hot water
Mix the butter, cocoa or peanut butter, vanilla, and cinnamon together well. Add the hot water and confectioners’ sugar a little at a time whisking until you have a nice consistency and enough to frost the cake.
-A wider mug works better than a taller one.
What would you name your Chocri bar?