I wish I knew who to credit with this recipe - a colleague at work sent it to me today, and I made it for my beloved this evening. For all you chocaholics, I give you (drum roll Maestro) - a five minute chocolate cake.
THE 5 MINUTE CHOCOLATE CAKE FOR ONE PERSON MADE IN A COFFEE MUG
4 tablespoons self raising flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
A small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug (MicroSafe)
Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.
Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.
Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts.
The cake will rise over the top of the mug a la Vesuvius, but don't be alarmed!
Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.
This can serve 2 if you feel like sharing. Serve with yoghurt or creme fraiche, ice cream or passionfruit syrup.
Now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night.
As the blogger Treppenwitz would say (treppenwitz.com) "Don't thank me, I'm a giver"