After lofty goals last French Friday, hormones hit this week and I craved chocolate. Tuesday night was my low point and I was desperate for something chocolatey. I remembered a blog post by NuKiwi from From a Kiwi Kitchen, With Love for a 5 minute microwave chocolate cake that had me racing to the computer. It hit the spot.
The cake itself was slightly dry, but very chocolate-y. I enjoyed it immensely and for the ease in preparation it got high marks in my book. This is a perfect dessert when you only want to make one portion. NuKiwi had a trick to combat the dryness of the cake, you can read her recipe and modifications here. She also has a simple chocolate frosting recipe in her post. The following though, is her original chocolate cake recipe that I made.
5 minute chocolate mug cake by NuKiwi of From a Kiwi Kitchen, With Love
4 Tbls. flour
4 Tbls. sugar
2 Tbls. cocoa
1/2 tsp baking powder
3 1/2 Tbls. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 Tbls. vegetable oil
1. In a medium measuring bowl, combine all dry ingredients and mix well.
2. Crack in the egg and mix well, then add the milk, vanilla, and oil, mixing until there are no visible lumps.
3. Now pour it into your coffee mug or favorite microwaveable teacup (make sure it is a large one) and microwave it for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes.
4. Allow it to cool a few minutes before frosting.