So, the other day my sister emails me with this five minute chocolate cake recipe. The title of the email? We’re doomed! LOL!
I looked it over and thought, “I’ve got all that stuff.” So I went into the kitchen and made the concoction in a large coffee mug. You know, the kind that could suffice as a BOWL? Yep, the kind of coffee cups I like to use. In the back of my mind I’m thinking about the times my doctor asks me how many cups of coffee I drink a day and I say, “Just one.” I leave out the part that my coffee pot registers 4 cups to fill that one cup. LOL!
So, back to the cake recipe. I mixed my ingredients in that coffee bowl and put it in the microwave and viola! I had myself a nice little chocolate cake. I didn’t have any chocolate chips and boy they would have been dreamy delicious melted in that warm chocolate cake.
It was really good.
See how nicely it fits on a saucer? I bet it would be good with a sauce drizzled over it or maybe some powdered sugar sprinkled over the top. As for this baby, it was gone in no time. Yep, my sister was right, we’re doomed when we have the ability to cook something like this up in five minutes.
Here’s the recipe:
- 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 (Microwave safe)
Add dry ingredients to mug and mix well. Add egg, milk, oil and vanilla. Mix well. Mix in chocolate chips if you have them and mix thoroughly. (The recipe she sent actually says to add the egg first and stir before adding the rest of the wet ingredients, but I just added them all at once.)
Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts.
Don’t be alarmed if the cake rises over the mug, it will settle back down.
Allow to cool for about 30 seconds. =) Tip out onto a small plate. Eat.
It can be cut in half for two if you’re feeling generous. Tastes best warm.