I called Joseph since he was out running errands and picking up parts, etc for the kitchen and asked where he was... Kearny Mesa. No real cake place around there. I told him that I really wanted some cake and he didn't know what to do...
So I took matters into my own hands and went in search of an easy, simple & fast cake recipe that didn't need much prep and didn't lead to lots of dirty dishes (Joseph was working on hooking up the sink in the kitchen so I didn't have a sink to do dishes in... the garage sink was already full with dishes...).
I had an idea of what recipe I was looking for since I had made it before. It's a microwave mug cake that takes about 5 minutes to prep... and cook! If you are in need of a chocolate cake fix and don't have time to make or buy one I'd suggest this recipe to tide you over. I do enjoy adding the chocolate chips because it makes it that much more chocolaty and moist. I do warn you though that it doesn't taste exactly like chocolate cake but it curbs the craving.
Source: Many sources if you google 'microwavable chocolate cake' but I took this recipe from this blog.
Chocolate Microwavable Mug Cake
- 4 tablespoons cake flour
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 egg
- 4 tablespoons oil
- 4 tablespoons milk
- 1-2 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
Mix the first three ingredients thoroughly in a mug.
Add the egg and beat in. Add the liquid ingredients and combine until all of the ingredients are incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips and microwave on high for 3 minutes.
Let stand for 30 seconds before eating (it will be hot!). You can either dump the cake onto a plate or eat it right out of the mug like I do!
*warning* the cake does rise in the mug (see picture below) however it will not spill out :)