Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: 2 Minute Chocolate Cake

Saturday, May 28, 2011

2 Minute Chocolate Cake


We love visiting family, but I do not love coming back home to a house that needs cleaned - dishes in the sink, dogs going crazy, laundry to be washed, bags to be unpacked, and to top it off nothing in the fridge.  A major grocery haul needs to be done tomorrow.

I really wish before we left I would have tackled some of the above chores.  Now I'm kicking myself for it.

I have two days left of maternity leave and I do not want to spend it cleaning.  I'd rather enjoy my kiddos, cuddle on the couch with a good book, and enjoy the nice weather. 

And maybe a glass of wine.  Or two.

Or maybe this chocolate cake?

Ever need a chocolate fix and it's 10:30 at night?  Here is a go-to recipe that only requires a few ingredients and a microwave.  I found this in one of my Food Network magazines (great magazine by the way), so I thought I'd give it a try.  I didn't have any vanilla ice cream, otherwise it would have been doused in that, but luckily powdered sugar did the trick.

2 Minute Chocolate Cake

*Whisk 1/4 c. flour, 5 T. sugar, 2 T. cocoa powder, 1 egg, 3 T. milk, 3 T. vegetable oil and a dash of each of vanilla extract and salt in a large mug until smooth.  Microwave until puffed, about 2 minutes.  Sprinkle with more cocoa powder or powdered sugar.

Dig into that people!

Before I started typing up this post today, I noticed it was my 300th post.  Can you believe it?  I started this little food blog journey back in December of 2009, and here we are a year and a half later.  If I was a good food blogger, who had a little more time, I would have thought of a great giveaway for y'all.

Hmm...I'll have to think of something...

5 comments:

  1. I've never tried those microwave cakes but I'm very intrigued!

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  2. Congrats on your 300th post, more good post from you to come! Thanks for sharing this 2min chocolate cake, very useful for me! Love it.

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  3. Congrats on 300 posts!!!

    That looks pretty darn good for such a simple cake! It looks very moist!

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  4. Congrats on 300 posts!!!

    That looks pretty darn good for such a simple cake! It looks very moist!

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  5. Fantastic fix! Turned out great and really took just about 5 minutes from taking the mug out of the cupboard to sinking back into the sofa with chocolate cake!

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