I can’t decide if this is the worst or greatest idea I have stumbled upon— a chocolate cake, baked in a mug, in a microwave, in just two minutes.
You can go from hankering to satisfaction in a matter of mere minutes. It’s dangerously wonderful.
I have seen this concept floating around the internet for a while, but didn’t give it much thought until I saw a recipe in the latest issue of Lucky Peach magazine, as part of an article about the evolution of molten chocolate cake. I was intrigued, and since it wouldn’t take much to test it, I did.
The cake is spongy and moist, and you can easily increase or decrease the baking time to get the amount of moistness you prefer. My favorite part is that the chocolate chips sink to the bottom where they melt and become a fudgy layer. With each bite I like to scoop all the way to the bottom of the mug, getting a good ratio of chocolate cake to fudginess in every spoonful.
You sure can’t beat a single (or double, if you feel like sharing) serving of practically instant chocolate cake. Chocoholics beware, your lives may never be the same again.
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