I often crave dessert after dinner and we'll have nothing, no dessert at all, in the house! Sometimes we'll go out to get dessert, but last week I didn't want to go anywhere. It was 8pm, and I just wanted to sit on the couch and hang out after a long day at work. I thought about looking at UberEats or Postmates to see if I could get dessert delivered but instead. . .
Instant Chocolate Cake recipe to the rescue.
8 ingredients, 2 minutes in the microwave. Voila. Dessert enough for 2 people!
See link above to the simple recipe from the Food Network.
Ingredients are things we almost always have in the house: flour, sugar, cocoa powder, egg, milk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, salt.
The cake has a bit of a souffle-like texture which I loved. I'd seen e-mails and Facebook posts about 'microwave mug cakes' and turned my nose up at those recipes. Not anymore. This is my 'in a pinch' chocolate cake recipe that I'm filing away. Next time: I'm adding chocolate chips (and maybe some peppermint extract) and pouring a chocolate ganache on top.