Besides, you don't want a whole cake in the kitchen tempting you, calling your name.
Despite your best intentions, you'll find yourself rationalize that it's okay to have chocolate cake for dessert every day—or for breakfast!
Before you know it, you'll have eaten the entire cake. However, it's easy to have a little chocolate cake without an enormous amount left to bewitch you.
5 Minute Chocolate Cake in a Cup
Here's my recipe to go from thinking about chocolate cake to actually eating cake in about 5 minutes.
You’ll need microwave-safe mugs or cups or small Pyrex baking dishes. You can make this recipe in 2 or 4 cups depending on how large a cake you want. I actually use 4 cups and serve them on their matching saucers. Cute little small cakes to serve.
Keep it simple and eat it like that or make it extra special, just add a dollop of whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, or frost with the recipe I give for my favorite Chocolate Frosting.
|Experiment with different kinds of chips|
- 4 tablespoons self-rising flour
- 4 tablespoons any kind of sugar (white, raw, brown)
- 2 tablespoons cocoa power (I use plain old Hershey's)
- 1 egg, beaten
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil (I use sunflower)
- 3 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Scoop into the mugs, cups, or bowls you selected. Like I said, you can make 2 large ones or 3-4 small ones. Place in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts power. The cakes will rise beautifully. Remove from microwave and allow to cool a little. Serve with a spoon.
If you want to get fancy, ice cream makes it easy.
If you crave chocolate frosting, here's my recipe for that.
It makes a bunch, but you can actually divide it up into small freezer bags and defrost a bit when you need it.
Best Chocolate Frosting
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2/3 cup Hershey's Cocoa Powder
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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I guess I should say something about BLAME IT ON CHOCOLATE, my Valentine's Day romantic comedy short story. It's a measly 99cents—funny, sexy, and romantic if I do say so myself.
Until Hunter Cole returned to his home town.
There was just something about the man that addled her brain and created havoc in her body.
You'll find BLAME IT ON CHOCOLATE at Amazon.