Ok, so this post is just for fun. Gooey, (not vegan) chocolate cake fun. A friend e-mailed this recipe to me and I knew it was something Claire would love.
Even though I told her Sally e-mailed me the directions, she said, “You should get a job cooking. You love cooking, right?” After she finally tasted the gooey mess, she said, “Now you really should get a job cooking.”
Step 1. Get a large mug and spray it with cooking spray.
Step 2. Measure 4 Tbsp. flour and 9 Tbsp. hot cocoa mix into mug
Step 3. Crack an egg into the mug and mix as best you can.
Step 4. Add 3 Tbsp. water and 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil. Mix thoroughly until all dry ingredients are wet. Be sure to scrape the bottom to get all the flour and cocoa!
Step 5. Microwave on high for 3 minutes*. During microwaving, the cylinder of cake will rise out of the mug. As soon as the microwave stops, it will slink back into the cup.
* I looked at it and the top looked all sticky and wet so I thought it wasn’t done and put it in for another minute. Four minutes was fine/didn’t overcook it, but it still was wet looking after 4 minutes but was thoroughly cooked. I think 3 would have been fine.
Step 6. Turn over cup and tap until the cake falls out onto the plate. It will be extremely hot — look at the steam! (And the bits of flour I didn’t get quite mixed in.)
Step 8. Enjoy! Claire (and dad) tell me it was delicious.
Since I don’t like chocolate, I decided to make one out of my Ghiradelli white chocolate hot chocolate. Having never had white chocolate cake, I have nothing too compare it to, but it was a pretty good little treat!