My daughter made this recipe, but I did taste it. Yes, it was only about 1/2 teaspoon. It's pretty good, though I think cocoa powder doesn't have the punch real chocolate does. This single serving will give you the sugar fix you need without all the tempting leftovers.
Crazy Cake in a Mug
(single serving, microwave recipe)
5 Tbls flour4 ½ Tbls sugar
2 tsp cocoa powder
¼ tsp baking soda
Dash of salt
½ tsp vinegar¼ tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp vegetable oil
4 ½ Tbls water
Using a large microwave safe mug, spray the inside with non-stick cooking spray. Mix the first 5 dry ingredients in the mug. After mixing well, make 3 depressions in the dry ingredients. Pour vinegar in one depression, vanilla in another, and vegetable oil in the third. Pour water over the top. Mix well with a fork until smooth. Place in microwave and cook on high for 1 ½ minutes, uncovered.
BE SURE TO NOT OVERCOOK!
Top with anything you like--powdered sugar, frosting, chocolate chips, caramel, or whipped cream--or nothing at all.
Hints & Suggestions:
- the original time said 2 minutes, but our microwave tends to cook quickly, thus the 1 1/2 minute cook time
- You could undercook this and not have a problem since there are no eggs in this recipe
- Yes, it does rise due to the chemical reaction between the baking soda and vinegar