Sometimes, desperate times call for desperate measures. Tuesday night was one of those times. It was one of those “F-the-world-and-give-me-chocolate” nights. Only problem was that all I had to work with was cocoa powder and some cacao nibs. Couldn’t even make a cake, because I had no damn eggs in the house. Dire straits. Then I remembered, Google can usually solve all of life’s problems, so I Googled “egg free chocolate mug cake” and praise the chocolate gods, I found this recipe on Table for Two’s blog. I kinda scoffed at the claim of the most moist and magnificent mug cake ever, but HOLY WOW!! It actually, genuinely, dead set is! This is absolutely incredible!!! I’ll no longer be making my mug cakes with eggs! In the name of quality control, I also made it again last night, with a few changes. The result was probably the only chocolate cake I’ll ever make again.
To make yourself a little cup of heaven, you’re going to need:
- ¼ cup plain flour
- 1 heaped tbsp cocoa powder
- ¼ tsp. baking powder
- 1 tbsp. brown sugar
- small pinch of salt
- ¼ cup + 1 tbsp. milk (I like almond milk for this one)
- a few drops of vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
This next bit is pretty easy…
1. Combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, sugar and salt in a large mug.
2. Stir in the milk, vanilla and vegetable oil to make a batter.
Because that wasn’t quite enough for me, I then took a large Caramello Koala, broke it up into pieces, and stirred that in, too. If I’d had any peanut butter, I’d have used that instead, and in fact plan to try that out over the weekend. Nutella will work too, I’d assume. Or a combination of all.
I microwaved mine for a minute and a half, this will probably depend on your microwave. I took mine out when it looked like this (and then sprinkled some cacao nibs on top for good measure):
The result was sheer chocolate cake perfection. It is a surprisingly light and fluffy and moist cake, where as most mug cakes I’ve tried have been fairly dry and almost a little rubbery. This was soft and airy and full of happiness. Now get off your computer and make one.