Okay, I came across this recipe and thought it was the goofiest thing I ever heard. Microwave cake? Really? Well, I gave it a try and it was... meh. I've had better cake out of an Easy Bake Oven, frankly. If you're looking for rich, gooey, chocolatey cake, you will be sorely disappointed. But if you want a quick snack, I guess it's not so bad.
I will note that the day after I made this, Gary asked if I could make him that "rubbery chocolate stuff" again tonight... so I did. Apparently he's a fan. I topped this with ice cream and strawberries. Let's face it, anything topped with ice cream is gonna be good.
I dunno. Give it a try and see what you think... it's only 5 minutes out of your life, right?
4 tablespoons 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
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. 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.