Now take heed…. this is a very dangerous recipe to have in your repertoire.
In just one minute you can cook up a single portion of hot chocolate cake! With it’s own chocolate sauce!! Perfect for a f-f-f-f-freezing snowy evening. Grab a mug and a spoon and don’t say I didn’t warn you….
For the cake you’ll need:
- self raising flour
- caster sugar
- cocoa powder
- baking liquid (or melted butter)
- 1 egg
- vanilla essence
For the sauce:
- warm water from a kettle
- brown muscovado sugar
- cocoa powder
Start by putting 3 dessert spoons of the flour and sugar in a mug with 2 dessert spoons of cocoa powder
Then add 3 dessert spoons of baking liquid and 1 egg. If using butter then start the other way around and put 3 dessert spoons of butter in a mug and melt in the microwave, add the egg and then the dry ingredients.
You can put this in the microwave to make a simple chocolate cake but don’t be afraid to personalise the flavours so if you like peanut butter and chocolate chips then plop a spoonful of those in or add in fruit, nuts, whatever you like. I added vanilla….
and made a chocolate sauce in the same mug by pouring 3 dessert spoons of water to sit on top of the cake mixture, sprinkle 1 tsp of cocoa and 2 tsp of brown sugar.
Place in the microwave for 1 minute.
It should rise and still be a little gooey as the sauce finds it’s way down the inside of the mug moistening the cake all the way through. If your cake is a little too gooey put it back in the microwave for another 30 secs.
For an alternative sauce, add 2 dessert spoons of milk to a handful of marshmallows and you’ll have a sweet sticky sauce on top of your cake.
I learnt this recipe from the recipe book that came with our first microwave many many years ago and was initially a recipe for a much larger cake so I’m sure you can increase the amounts for a big microwaveable bowlful. Or just double the amounts above sticking to 1 egg to make two mugfuls.