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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...

Would you like to comment?

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

  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.

  3. Congrats on 300 posts!!!

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

  4. Congrats on 300 posts!!!

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

  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!