This is a shamelessly frivolous post, I know. It’s been a looooong day with the Pepperlings (one endlessly climbing my legs, the other screaming at me from the back of the car – parked in the garage, incidentally, while I was in the family room – because she doesn’t like me, she doesn’t like our house, and she really doesn’t like Milo).
Needless to say, it’s been a chocolate or vodka kind of day. At 2 in the afternoon, I worried that CPS might be called if I cracked open the Smirnoff Citron, so cake was clearly the order of the day.
Not only cake, but FIVE MINUTE mug cake. That’s right, girls – a chocolate cake that takes 2 minutes to prepare, 180 seconds to cook and 35 milliseconds to inhale. Boo-ya! You’re welcome.
If you’ve never heard of this before, then the sisterhood is doing you a disservice. And that’s where I step in….
Oh Christ, sorry, I suppose you’re eagerly awaiting your cocoa fix, and here I am, dithering away those precious 5 minutes.
So, here goes. 4 tablespoons (tbsp) all-purpose flour, 4 tbsp sugar, 2 tbsp cocoa, 1 egg, 3 tbsp oil (I used vegetable, but I bet coconut oil would make this quite fabulous!), 3 tbsp milk, 3 tbsp chocolate chips (optional), a dash of vanilla extract. Mix it all together in a large coffee mug.
Bung it in the microwave (high) for 3 minutes
And……hey presto, Bob’s your uncle, Fanny’s yer aunt, et voilà!
And….here is the verdict!
Apparently, it’s quite good!
FYI: This isn’t the kind of cake you take to playdates, or use to show your in-laws just what a wonderful domestic Goddess their son has married. This is a “the kids are driving me mad. the house is a mess, the husband is AWOL, and GODAMMIT, I need cake!!!!” kind of recipe. Gourmet, it is not – but it definitely hits the spot, particularly with a side of Ben & Jerry’s finest.
Bon appétit , fellow haggard mamas, bon appétit!