On Monday, Marco and I tried quite unsuccessfully to bake up a batch of vanilla bean cupcakes. The paper wrapper stuck to the cake and they were somehow dry and undercooked all at once. It was a disaster:
I’m truthfully not even sure how they could have gone so wrong. I mean– look at who I had on my team:
So– I was looking for a way to redeem myself yesterday, and I came across this video on youtube that says you can make a chocolate cake in 5-minutes using a mug and a microwave.
Step 1: Mix up all of your ingredients in a mug. If it’s 75° F outside and all you have is a snowman mug, that’s okay.
Step 2: Pop it in the microwave for 2 1/2 to 4 minutes. After the first 2 1/2 minutes, I kept checking on it and then sticking it back in for 30 seconds if it didn’t look done.
Step 3: Let cool and then decorate with whipped cream and sprinkles (Marco really likes sprinkles).
As far as cake goes, this wasn’t a knock-your-socks-off delicacy. BUT– Marco and I did have fun making it together, it was a good portion for sharing and it was fast and mess-free. I’d compare it to those Betty Crocker Warm Delights. I’d say that we’ll probably be making this treat again sometime that we’re craving something sweet, but don’t feel like breaking out the stand mixer.