I recently ran across this blog written by this woman. It makes me want to throw up. The first paragraph in her latest entry is dedicated to the Paula Deen cake she made for her husband, "because he is so sweet, he does so much for me" etc. etc. Okay, maybe he is and maybe he does, but for God's sake keep it to yourself! I would never wax on and on about my hubby and how great he is. It would go to his head and then he would expect things from me. Besides my fabulous cooking, which he gets anyway. He should be happy. And do everything I tell him to do.
Well, while checking out some of this woman's recipes, I ran across this one:
LARGE CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE IN A MUG. (5 minutes ) 4 Tablespoons cake flour (I've used all-purpose flour and it works fine) 4 Tablespoons sugar 2 Tablespoons cocoa 1 Egg 3 Tablespoons milk 3 Tablespoons oil 1 Mug Put flour in mug. Stir in Sugar and Cocoa Spoon in one egg Stir in milk and oil Microwave for 3 mins on high til cake sets in mug Remove from mug when slightly cooled.
I couldn't believe it. Does she actually think that baking in the microwave is going to yield anything worth eating? Well, I decided that I couldn't judge her without trying the recipe. I called Hannah down and we cooked it up. Here is a photo essay about it:
IT WAS HIDEOUS!!!!!!! It looked like a sponge and worse yet, IT TASTED LIKE A SPONGE. DON'T DO IT!!!! DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT DOING IT!!!!!
If you want some fast chocolate cake make these instead. Just leave off the mint sauce and serve with ice cream. I once made these from start to finish, on the table in twenty minutes. I had a dinner party and one of my friends made a sarcastic remark about the dessert not being chocolate. So I gave her a dirty look, got up from the table, marched in to the kitchen and presented her with these little beauties a short time later. Even though I had made a delicious, decadent trifle with gobs of raspberries, silky custard, and whipped cream. The nerve of some people. Of course, come to think of it, she got to have trifle AND molten chocolate cakes.
Note about the cakes: you most likely have all of the ingredients in your cupboard right now. They are a snap to make in your kitchenaid. You do have a kitchenaid, don't you?