Have you ever had one of those nightmare days when everything is going wrong and you think to yourself "I just really need a piece of chocolate cake"? If you're like me, that craving lasts approximately 4 minutes and you never muster up the will to actually bake anything of substance.. instead reverting to the dove chocolates stashed in the back of your freezer.
OH LORD DO I HAVE A TREAT FOR YOU.
Feast your eyes on these little babies: Chocolate Mug Cakes!! Tiny, individual chocolate cakes made in the MICROWAVE. Decadence at your fingertips.
Be careful with these.. they are dangerously easy to whip together.
Chocolate Mug Cake
Makes one small mug cake
(Adapted from 2Stews.com)
3T unsweetened cocoa
3T milk (I used 1%)
1 medium egg white
Milk chocolate chips
Mix cocoa, sugar & flour in the mug. Then add the milk, egg white and vanilla. Stir like CRAZY for 2 minutes, making sure to remove all lumps. Add chocolate chips (to taste). Microwave on high for around 2 minutes*.
**Microwave temps vary, make sure to watch your cake carefully and test with a knife or toothpick to make sure the center is cooked.