Chocolate Cake, Please

I am all for the idea of mindful eating, of enjoying the ritual of selecting ingredients, creating edible masterpieces, and slowly savoring the cooking process.

But let’s be honest, sometimes you just need chocolate cake RIGHT NOW.  And, if you find yourself in such a predicament, I offer you Karen‘s fabulous solution:

4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
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, but don’t be alarmed!

Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.
EAT ! (this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous).

And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world?
Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night!



Filed under Just for Fun

4 responses to “Chocolate Cake, Please

  1. Gina


    The world has become a glorious place indeed.

  2. Jennifer

    Oh! I have this recipe and absolutely love it!

  3. joshstrnad

    In a blatently un-cake-related shift in conversation…

    Kate Cone directed me to your blog… I’m a writer with a finished novel (which I plan to begin querying agents for in the very near future.) I was wondering if you could give me any advice about the process.

    By the way, what kind of writing do you do?

  4. marissaburt

    Hey, congrats on finishing your novel! That in itself is quite the feat. I’d be happy to fill you in on my experience if you’re interested. I’ll shoot you an e-mail with my contact info, but my first recommendation would be to hunt down all the information you can about the process.

    There are a lot of great websites and agent blogs out there that can help you with the querying process once you finish revisions. I’ve linked to several of my favorites on the blog, and those are some great starting points. Check those out and feel free to follow up by e-mail if you’d like to know more. Good luck!

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