I broke down last night and made a couple of mugs of cake. It was a fast process and now you, too, can have a bit of dessert without having leftover cake calling to you in the middle of the night.
Cake in a Cup
1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
3 Tablespoons flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 Tablespoon vegetable or coconut oil
3 Tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
powdered sugar for garnish
Mix all the dry ingredients in a mug.
Then add the liquid ingredients and stir until smooth.
Microwave for 40 seconds.
Sprinkle the top with powdered sugar.
WAIT! I forgot to tell you to let it cool...cause it is REALLY hot.
NOW eat it.
I liked the cake. It wasn't too sweet, but it was really dense. Almost a brownie type texture. I chose large mugs, but a smaller mug would allow the cake to puff up over the edge of the rim and look more appealing.
Still, it is hard to not like a mug of chocolate cake. And if I was a college kid living in a dorm, this would be my new go-to study treat. But because I am a grown up, I don't need a sugar laden snack to top off my day. Way too mature for that kind of behavior.