Welcome to second post in this feature! I was planning on doing this more regularly, but life has definitely been getting in the way. And.. since I’m probably quite absent right now – yay, scheduled posts! – I figured.. I’d give you guys some comfort food! And, admit it, what better comfort food than easy-to-make cake?
I remember craving cake after reading The Art of Baking Blind [Check out my review here!], but found myself stuck.. When you live with your boyfriend, you don’t really eat a whole cake by yourself. Not to mention I shouldn’t even be eating cake since my gastric bypass three years ago. So.. I went on the hunt for some kind of solution and boy, did I find it! It’s ridiculously easy to make – and fast at that!
For 1 portion / mug of cake
~ 40 gr. dark chocolate
~ 2,5 tbs butter
~ 2 tbs granulated sugar
~ 2 tbs self-raising flower
~ 1 egg
~ Break the chocolate in small pieces and put them in a big mug.
~ Add the butter and melt in the microwave for 30 seconds on 750W.
If you can’t adjust the power of your microwave, this site might be helpful!
~ Stir with a fork until all bits and pieces have dissolved into a smooth mixture.
~ Add the sugar and stir again, using a fork!
~ Add the flower and stir some more, once again using a fork!
~ Add the egg and stir until you get a smooth mixture. This can take a while, so just keep stirring!
~ Put your mug in the microwave for 1 minute on 750W, then check whether it’s cooked through.
Now you have a choice to make! You can serve the cake like this, which means it should be like a moelleux in the middle. If you want a firm cake, simply put it in the microwave for another 30 seconds on 750W.
~ My recipe said to let the cake rest for two minutes before eating but.. honestly? I never had much patience.
What do you think? Is this something you’d try?
What’s another comfort food that’s easy to make?
Do let me know if you end up making this mug cake! I’d love to see pictures!