You know those trending topics and articles that appear on your home screen when you go to read your (Yahoo) email? I generally ignore them, but today, being cold and a bit solitary, I was vulnerable to the idea that you could make a delicious chocolate cake in 5 minutes from start to finish. It sounds too good to be true, but the kids and I will definitely test the recipe this weekend.
< Not quite like this, as it's made in a coffee mug, in the microwave, one serving at a time. But still....
The problem is, do I really want to be able to produce a yummy-smelling, warm and gooey cake on demand? The Pro column is all about convenience... I always have these ingredients at home; I'll never be caught short when the kids tell me at the last minute that the school has sent home a request for bake sale goodies or party fare and late night cravings will be easily satisfied without going to the 24-hour supermarket in Watford. The Cons; well they are slightly more compelling. I really shouldn't have 24/7 access to chocolate cake and neither should my kids. How will I convince them to choose fresh fruit on the basis that they need their 5-a-day and "anyway, we don't have any cake?"
I will report back, but just in case you don't have a Yahoo account, this is the recipe:
- 4 Tbsp plain flour
- 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
- 4 Tbsp caster (or granulated) sugar
- 1 egg
- 3 Tbsp milk
- 3 Tbsp sunflower oil
- chocolate chips
- vanilla extract
You will need one coffee mug and a microwave.
- In a mug, combine flour, cocoa powder and sugar. Stir.
- Add egg and stir until well-combined.
- Mix in the milk and oil. Add chocolate chips and a splash of vanilla. Mix thoroughly.
- Microwave for 3 minutes @ 1,000 watts.