Thursday, March 4, 2010

5 Minute Magic

It's not anything knit, or crochet, or even made of yarn. It is chocolate, and that more than makes up for any supposed shortcomings. Photo to come, if I remember to get one before diving headlong into the bowl this time...

Presenting: a warm, moist-but-not-soggy, oh-so-delicious chocolate cake, perfect for 2 people (or one hungry person), made in just a few minutes, and with only 1 dish and 1 fork to clean!

This is also known as "Chocolate Cake in a Mug" but I prefer 5 Minute Magic, because, it really is. Not to mention the effect this will have on the rest of your day -you'll see - it's nothing short of magical.

1/4 cup flour
3 TBS brown sugar
3 or 4 TBS cocoa powder
2 TBS milk
1 egg
2 TBS vegetable oil
2 TBS sour cream
2 or 3 TBS chocolate (or any other flavor) chips
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1. Use a fork to stir all ingredients together in a large microwavable mug or other glass dish. A 1qt Pyrex or Pampered Chef mixing bowl works well, as does a small corningware type of dish.
2. Mix till smooth.
3. Microwave on full power for 3 to 3 1/2 minutes (1000 watt microwave with a turntable, preferably).
If cake looks soggy, do another 60-90 seconds.
4. It may rise out of the mug - this is normal. When it stops rising and appears set, it's done!
5. Let it stand a minute while you get a spoon and some ice cream, fresh berries, or other toppings if you like.
6. Enjoy!

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