Thursday, 20 May 2010
Life is not easy when you are a chocoholic and are married to a man that hates chocolate. I know . . . it just ain't natural is it? Imagine hating chocolate.
He does like chocolate candy and chocolate ice cream and hot chocolate . . . but when it comes to cakes, cookies, brownies, pies or tarts . . . he absolutely hates them with a passion. Sigh . . .
That means I never really get to enjoy these things at home . . . I mean, I love chocolate, but I am not going to eat a whole chocolate cake all by myself as much as I would like to do so!
Here is the perfect solution. A delicious little chocolate cake that can be ready to eat in five minutes. I kid you not. It's the truth!
Do you know how dangerous this recipe is???
It means that I am never any further away than five minutes from pure chocolate indulgence!!!!
I served it up with a nice dollop of Cornish Clotted Cream . . .
Because I could!
It's supposed to serve two people. OOPS!! ☺
*Five Minute Chocolate Cake*
A tasty chocolate cake in a mug, just big enough for two. Dense and fudgy and delicious served warm with cream or ice cream. You will need a large mug suitable for use in the microwave.
4 TBS plain flour
4 TBS caster sugar
2 TBS cocoa powder (not drinking chocolate)
1 large egg
3 TBS milk
3 TBS sunflower oil
3 TBS dark chocolate chips
1/4 tsp vanilla
Put the flour, sugar and cocoa powder into the mug. Give it a good stir to mix with a small whisk. Whisk in the milk, oil, egg and vanilla, whisking together until smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips. Place in the microwave (1000 watts) and cook for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes. Don't worry if the cake rises above the top edge of the mug. This is supposed to happen. Remove from the microwave and allow to cool a bit before tipping out onto a plate to eat. Serve warm with some ice cream or cream. Delicious!