You make a little cake in the microwave, of course!
Yes, m'loves, in the microwave. Now, I know some of you don't own one. You'll have to revert to some other method (I bet it would work over an open fire). I mean, I considered getting rid of ours. We rarely use it. I'm not sure, though, if I can say goodbye now. I kind of love this quick fix.
Just so you know, it's not a full-on cake substitute. You cannot serve this to your kid for his birthday. It's not worthy of a cooking contest. And I wouldn't serve this at your Michelin starred restaurant. I guess you could, but I wouldn't. This cake is for those bad days when you need cake NOW.
Adapted from Mama's Minutia Blog.
1/4 c flour
1/4 c packed brown sugar
2 T cocoa
Dash of salt
2 T flavorless oil
2 T strong coffee, water, or milk
Mix up the dry ingredients. Add the wet. Pour half the batter into a ramekin, the other half into another. Put one ramekin in the microwave for 30-60 seconds. Plop ice cream (optional) onto the cake and eat that sucker. Store the other ramekin in the fridge (cover with plastic wrap) or cook it and serve to your 4 year old.
So that's the basic recipe. FYI: I do not own ramekins (hint, hint). So I used these little bowls my mom bought for me last year. I also did not have coffee made, so I used milk. Finally, our microwave is terrible and requires extra cooking time. The cake needed the full 60 seconds. A good microwave? I'd start with 30.
I made mine, ate it, and then later decided to blog about it. Sorries, y'all. It was quite tasty and is very chocolate-y. Katie loved it, too.
The cake won't bring about world peace, but it did me good tonight.
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