I also found a cute little kitchen craft that would make a good gift for teachers or neighbors. It is also a project suitable for children to make and give. (Click on the pictures for larger views)
The finished product is a microwaveable coffee mug, wrapped up in pretty cellophane with the cute instruction tag attached. A coffee mug that comfortably holds twelve ounces seems to be the best size.
Unwrap it and you have the coffee mug and a zip-top bag with the dry ingredients for the cake: 1/4 cup flour, 1/4 cup sugar, 2 TBSP cocoa, and 3 TBSP chocolate chips
Mix the dry ingredients, 3 TBSP milk, 3 TBSP oil, 1 egg, and a splash of vanilla in the coffee mug. Mix it well making sure you scrape the sides.
Microwave on high for four minutes
Let it cool for just a minute or two then flip it onto a plate. This is not a fine or fancy cake but it is a fun and tasty cake. It definitely is best to eat this when it is fresh and warm. It does seem to dry out rather quickly. It provides generous servings for two, or dainty servings for four.