Well the Lock down has us all going a bit doo lah lah, but me especially…. I was craving Chocolate Cake…… I don’t Evan like Cake.
Since September of last year- in the magnificent pre-corona days. I promised myself that I would never bake again, because I was done, I had baked 7 years non stop, not a day had gone past in those 7 years where I didn’t see flour, sugars and eggs and I was done……
but today I just…… wanted cake, not any cake, but it was chocolate cake, a deep rich moist chocolate cake, but………without wanting to go through the whole process of making a full on cake.
I am still not ready to switch on the oven, i’m still not mentally able to go near that thing. Its like a monster that sits in that corner…. its too damn big and heavy otherwise I would’ve lifted it up and chucked it away, but then i’ll also be left with a gaping hole in the middle of my kitchen…..first world struggles (seriously any distraction from corona is a blessing, no matter how big or small).
So how was I going to satisfy my craving? well easy, peasy (lemon squeezy) did i just say that? Yes. Yes. I did. (doo-lah-lah days officially here and we haven’t even been on lock down for a full week yet)
Introducing The Chocolate Cake in the Mug (Its really not my idea, I didn’t invent it, but I made it, so I will blog it) and by the way do this with the kids, its easy peasy lemon squeezy (*oh God, really? Again? really?*)
You will need:
- 4 Tablespoon Self Raising Flour
- 5 Tablespoon Caster Suger
- 1 tablespoon Cocoa Powder
- 1 Egg
- 3 Tablespoon Milk
- 3 Tablespoon Oil
- Chocolate chips (as desired)
- Microwave (no damn Oven! *does a twirl*)
And heres how its done:
Choose your favourite mug, (it has to be a big one, as this beast of a chocolate cake will rise).
Put all the dry ingredients into the mug and mix together. That’s the Flour, the suger and the cocoa powder.
Add the wet ones one at a time and mix throughly. I added the egg first, then the milk and lastly the oil. Mix this until you get a creamy consistency.
Add choc chips to your desired taste
Put the mug in the middle of the microwave, and set the temperature to high and set it to 1.30 mins (allow another 20 secs if needed)
and voila, your chocolate cake is ready,
And its yum, and moist (and if you dont do the 20 seconds its also gooey in the middle, I like batter …. Shhhh…. That’s a secret nobody should disclose.)
Try it out, and don’t forget to share your pics and tag me on them
Love and regards. Stay Safe, stay Indoors and keep washing your hands.
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