I'm at home alone (with the dogs) tonight - hubby's away at a leadership conference. I decided to make dinner easy - boiled gnocchi with Newman's Own tomato sauce . . . garlic toast on the side.
What do you crave after eating Italian? My mom and I always have a taste for chocolate! But here I am, all alone. It would be wasteful (right?) to make brownies, to go out and get a pint of ice cream, to open a new box of Oreos . . . What's a girl to do in this kind of emergency???
Enter . . . Emergency Chocolate Cake.
Moist, fluffy, chocolaty heaven. A mug full of cupcake. Satisfaction, in two minutes flat.
I think I may have another . . . this time with a pinch of cinnamon perhaps?
Emergency Chocolate Cake
I got this from the Rookie Chef, who got it from One Particular Kitchen
2 tablespoons cake flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
2 (slightly heaping) teaspoons cocoa powder
a pinch of salt
2 tablespoons of milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons oil
Spray the inside of a microwave-safe coffee mug with nonstick spray. Measure the ingredients into the mug and stir with a fork until smooth and no lumps remain. Microwave on high for 60 seconds.
You can eat it with a fork straight out of the mug (as I did) , or turn it out onto a plate and top it with chocolate syrup or whipped cream. Perfection!