TRB had one of those weeks. You know, the kind that are so tough, you can’t wait until Friday arrives, and when it does, you want to just crash. The thought of breaking out a pot or a pan to cook — let alone turn on the stove or oven — couldn’t be further from your normally so-domesticated mind. Take out is what’s for dinner and chocolate is not optional; it’s required.
You know it well, don’t you?
A few months back, TRB won a copy of Food Network’s Great Easy Meals in a Facebook contest sponsored by the Sweetery dessert truck. (The book is awesome, and had Sweetery been nearby, TRB would have made a beeline for one of their brownies, which are seriously awesome). But since Great Easy Meals was closer, TRB grabbed her copy and went hunting for a recipe she earmarked for a night like this one: a Chocolate Cake that can be made in the microwave in 2 minutes. Yes, you read that right. In the microwave. Bakes in 2 minutes. It’s one of those moments when you are so grateful for life’s modern conveniences.
Getting back to the cake…
To say this recipe is simple is an understatement. It is without a shadow of a doubt the easiest (and quickest) chocolate cake you will ever make. The other good news? It’s totally delicious. And, since you’re only making enough for one serving, there’s no temptation to overeat.
Ready to give it a try?
Grab your favorite coffee mug. In a measuring cup, mix 1/4 cup flour (TRB used whole wheat flour to make herself feel better about this spontaneous indulgence), 5 tbsp. granulated sugar, 2 tbsp. cocoa powder, 3 tbsp. vegetable oil, 3 tbsp. milk, 1 egg, 1 tbsp. vanilla and a pinch of salt. Pour the mixture into your coffee mug. Microwave for 2 minutes or until the cake puffs up. (It will resemble a souffle. You’ll know it’s done when it pulls away from the sides). Top with your favorite ice cream and you’re ready to put the week behind you.
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