It’s a chilly winter evening and I’m curled up on the couch in my favourite turtleneck, licking a spoon of chocolate cake which I whipped up 60 seconds ago in just 60 seconds. Yes, you heard me… SIXTY SECONDS!
They’re calling it the ‘Chocolate Mug Cake’… and it’s NOT a typo… when I say ‘mug’ I really mean MUG.
Some of you are aware of my minor obsession with four-ingredient recipes but this one beats them all.
Just THREE ingredients.
To assemble one serving:
Start with one mug
A quarter cup of sugar (I used just under a quarter)
1-2 tablespoons of cocoa
And one egg
Whisk everything together until it’s nice and frothy. Then pop into the microwave for one minute (or just under if you like it more gooey).
And voila… CAKE!
I was amazed at how cake-like the texture turned out despite the fact that there was no flour… soft, fluffy and moist. I topped it with some whipped cream and it was like eating a mug of pure hot chocolate in cake form.
I handed hubs his mug of cake and he was all mmms and yums.
When I told him that it comprised of only three ingredients (which did not include any flour) he was very intrigued.
Then when I told him I just zapped everything together in the microwave for just one minute, he was blown away.
He now refers to it as the MacGyver cake… because let’s say you show up at cell group and they’re like “where’s the refreshments?” and you’re like “whaaat? is it my turn tonight?”… you can then proceed to roll up your sleeves and say “what have you got? eggs? sugar? chocolate?”… work your magic and tadaa! refreshments for everyone in a minute!
It’s seriously too deliciously simple not to try.