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 television 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) Stumble Upon is an Internet network from the olden days (before Pinterest) with some of the best information on the Internet. Quick hits of brilliance. And a few toads. Of course it’s pretty much been banished to the back of our brains with the likes of My Space and and the tv show Alf.
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.
Cake in a Cup
What to make if you have a chocolate craving emergency! It’s kind of like jello … you might not want to serve it at a dinner party, but sitting all by your lone self, it’s delicious.
CAKE IN A CUP!
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.
It's hard to believe this ridiculous recipe works but it actually does. Ease your chocolate craving immediately!
- 4 Tbsps self-rising flour
- 4 Tbsps sugar
- 2 Tbsps cocoa
- 1 egg
- 3 Tbsps vegetable oil
- 3 Tbsps milk
- Chocolate Chips
Add dry ingredients to microwaveable ceramic mug. Stir. Microwave on high for 3 minutes.
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.
- If you don’t have self rising flour, substitute with 1/4 cup of flour mixed with 1 heaping 1/4 tsp of baking powder and 1/8th tsp salt.
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