(not the best picture but it was so good that I forgot to take a picture before taking a bite so this is the best I got)
It is 9 pm and you have a craving for a nice chocolate cake but you neither have the patience to bake a whole cake or go to the store to get one. So you get on pinterest and type in “cake in a mug” and you see tons of results with pictures that look delicious. You pick one that you like and 3 minutes later, you got yourself a cake in a mug. It tastes nasty. like a watery sponge with a hint of chocolate is a nice way of putting it. I know, we all been there! I thought cake in a mug is just something you make when you are so desperate you don’t even are you care eating edible sponge.
I have recently came up with a recipe that is surprisingly pretty good and it will make you re-think cake in a mug all over again.
Chocolate cake in a mug
4 tbsp of sugar
4 tbsp of self rising flour
2 tbsp cacao powder (not coco powder unless thats all you got)
2 tbsp of melted butter
2 tbsp of water
1.5 tsp of vanilla extract
dash of salt
mix it all up together and the consistency should be like a brownie batter. honestly I could have just eaten it like that but for the purpose of finding out if its actually edible once cooked in the microwave I had to stop myself from eating the batter
microwave for 1-1.5 minutes. Always start with 1 minute and take it out to see if its done. If its not microwave it for 30 more seconds.
Top with reddi whip and some strawberries and you got yourself a chocolate cake.
I used cacao powder since its actually good for you (not that i’m saying this cake is healthy because obviously its not) instead of coco powder since coco powder is refined and have all the added nasties.
trust me, its good! (or at least better than all the other edible sponges you have tried from pinterest…)