After the letdown that was Zebra Cake, my chocolate craving remained unsatisfied. Not in the mood to dirty up my kitchen baking something, I contemplated going to the grocery store to pick up a chocolate treat. Then I remembered I had no cash on me and my car keys were upstairs. Walking all the way upstairs and pulling out a credit card at the grocery store would have been far too much hassle. No, I couldn’t work that hard. I needed something easier. I needed chocolate cake from the microwave. Basically, you take a big mug, add a tablespoon of this, a tablespoon of that, zap in in the microwave, and presto, CAKE! I had a recipe back in college, which is lost now, so google helped me find one here.
Excuse the garish Ronald MacDonald mug, but here it was the biggest one I had. Here it is with just the dry ingredients added.
Add the egg, some oil, milk, and vanilla. Stir it up.
Three minutes in a 1000 watt microwave and here you go.
I didn’t even grease the mug and it popped right out.
Mmmm… I made a quick little cream cheese icing to go with it, yum!
5 Minute Chocolate Cake
- 4 Tb. flour
- 4 Tb. sugar
- 2 Tb. cocoa powder
- 1 egg
- 3 Tb. milk
- 3 Tb. oil
- Splash of vanilla
- Combine dry ingredients in the mug (flour, sugar, and cocoa).
- Mix in the egg, then add the oil, milk, and vanilla.
- Nuke in a 1000 watt microwave for 3 minutes.
I mixed a little cream cheese icing to go with it… I took about a tablespoon of cream cheese and just added confectioner’s sugar until it was the right sweetness. I thinned it out with a teeny bit of vanilla extract and water. I think next time I make this I will try to do a half oil and half applesauce, but this was really good!