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5 minute munchies!

Chocolate – A soul cleanser and mood changer,  consumed as early as the 1750 BCE, its been a   staple part of our diet of treats so this month we thought of bringing you the easiest method of ingesting it.

This cake takes 5 minutes from thought to table and tastes like you went to a fancy restaurant and ordered a gourmet dessert.

You don’t even need to turn on your oven.  The microwave does all the magic in less than 2 minutes!  Plus you get to enjoy it in the comfort of your PJs. Nothing beats that!

INGREDIENTS

  • ¼ cup flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s)
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk, at room temperature
  • 1 smallish egg, at room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 28 grams semisweet chocolate, lightly broken up
  • 1 tablespoon water

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a 2-cup capacity microwave-safe mug, whisk together with a fork, the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt until well combined.
  2. Add in the melted butter, milk, egg and vanilla. Whisk well to combine, making sure to mix in the flour mixture in the bottom.
  3. Place the chocolate pieces in the center of the mug. Do not push down; it will sink as it bakes.
  4. Drizzle the tablespoon of water right on top of the batter.
  5. Cook in microwave on full power for 1 minute and 20 seconds to 2 minutes (1 minute and 25 seconds is my magic number), or until the cake rises to the top, the edges look set but the center looks ever-so-slightly wet and shiny but not raw, and sticks slightly to the finger when touched. Do NOT over bake, to ensure that saucy, molten-y interior. If the center still looks raw then give it another 5 to 10 seconds. The cake will fall after it comes out of the microwave.
  6. Let it cool for about 5 minutes so you don’t burn your tongue, but the waiting also help thicken the sauce in the bottom and your cake is ready to be eaten!
    Photo credits : cleobuttera.com
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