Like most people, I can tell you exactly where I was during certain momentous world events.
When I found out John F. Kennedy Jr. died I was talking on the phone to my friend Renee.
For the O.J. Simpson verdict I was in the lobby of CBC studios.
And for Cake in a Cup, I was browsing Stumble Upon.
In fact, Cake in a Cup was my very first Stumble. I was instantly hooked. I Stumbled for 17 days straight after that, surviving solely on water and Blue Diamond almonds. For those of you who don’t know (my mother) www.stumbleupon.com is a network of some of the best information on the Internet. Quick hits of brilliance. And a few toads.
After seeing the recipe for Cake in a Cup I jumped out of my computer chair and bounced, Tigger-style towards the cupboard. Everything I needed to make an actual chocolate cake inside of a coffee cup in 3 minutes FLAT, had been inside my cupboard my whole life and I had NO IDEA! This was the “thingamabob” all over again.
It was pretty good that StumbleUpon Cake in a Cup, but it could have been better. So I made it better.
Special thanks to W Network for use of this clip from my old (i.e. cancelled) show Playing House!
CAKE IN A CUP!
4 Tbsps self-rising flour
4 Tbsps sugar
2 Tbsps cocoa
3 Tbsps vegetable oil
3 Tbsps milk
Add dry ingredients to microwaveable ceramic mug. Stir. Add egg, oil and milk. Mix well, making sure to incorporate all dry ingredients at bottom of cup. Top with a couple of tablespoons of chocolate chips. Microwave on high for 3 minutes.
Now, let’s be honest here for a second, shall we? I know this is the Internet and that sort of thing is often frowned upon, but just for kicks … let’s be honest.
CAKE IN A CUP IS GENIUS! It may be the greatest invention ever, second only to potato chip flavoured toothpaste (fingers crossed someone has this one in the works).
Is it the most delicious cake you’ve ever had in your life? Well, depends on how drunk you are.
It’ll certainly be the most fun and fastest cake you’ve ever made in your life.
I expect you’ll be adding this to your very own list of “remember where you were” momentous occasions.