Microwave Chocolate Cake

The other night, Mr. W had a hankering for some chocolate cake.  Chocolate cake and me do not get along.  Or rather, chocolate cake loves me so much it wants to stay on my thighs forever despite how many lunges I put them through.  So the idea of a whole chocolate cake in the house was not exactly my favorite.  Plus it was 9pm, and the stores were closing.

However, I did remember coming across a recipe for a single cup of chocolate cake that could be made in the microwave.  This seemed like a worthy challenge to undertake, so I set to perusing the world wide web of Google and came across a promising one.  The result was about 3 minutes of mixing and 2 minutes of microwaving to come up with a spongy version of moist cake.  It wasn’t like a traditional piece of cake, but it put to rest the Mr’s chocolate craving. And he may have been slightly impressed by my “baking” skills, being that I had this in front of him within 5 minutes.

I gave Mr. W and plain piece of cake, but I bet this would taste fantastic with a little caramel drizzled over the top, or a Hershey’s Kiss placed on it to melt.  But be warned, while delicious, this dessert is extremely hot when it first comes out of the microwave.  Let it sit for a bit before diving in.

P.S. The cooler the cup, the better this tastes. That’s why we chose the stylish mug motifs of ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ and some brilliant red hearts. 😛

Microwaveable Chocolate Cake
recipe from The Food Network

Ingredients:
1/4 cup flour
2 Tbl sugar
2 Tbl cocoa powder
1 egg
3 Tbl milk
3 Tbl veg oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
dash salt

Directions: Whisk all ingredients together in a microwaveable mug until smooth, then microwave until puffed – about 2 minutes.

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