In the mood for dessert? How about cake? Don’t want to make a whole cake? Try “Cake in a Cup.”
This simple, five-minute recipe is sure to cure any sweet tooth craving, and its single serving size will keep you from overdoing it.
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
2-3 drops vanilla extract
1 coffee mug (a slightly larger one works better)
1. Add dry ingredients to mug and mix well. Add egg and mix thoroughly. Pour milk, oil and vanilla into mixture and mix again, making sure to get the edges of the mug. Mix in chocolate chips if desired.
2. Microwave the mug on high for three minutes (it may take longer depending on the wattage). Don’t worry if the cake rises above the rim, it may drip over a bit but will deflate when microwave stops.
3. After it cools for a little, you can dig straight into the mug. If you prefer, you can flip it out onto a plate, using a knife if it sticks. Enjoy as is or add toppings of your choice. Melted chocolate sprinkled with pomegranates makes for a yummy twist.