Plus you know if you make a big ol' cake it will get eaten ... and do you really NEED a big cake sitting around taunting you and teasing you ... eat me ... eat Me ... EAT ME!!!!! I know I don't need a big cake sitting around - because I'll eat it.
Here's my solution - cake in a mug and it only takes 3 minutes! Actually it takes about 4 minutes start to finish if you have the ingredients in close reach.
Grab a big coffee mug. Spray the inside with cooking spray. Plop in an egg.
Now cover up that egg with a big tablespoon of flour, a couple tablespoons of cocoa powder, a spoonful of sugar (I use Splenda), a splash of milk (about a tablespoon full) and a spoon of veggie or canola oil. Add a dash of vanilla, and a smidgin' of salt if you desire. A smidgin' is just a wee bit smaller than a dash just in case you're one of those measuring kinda cooks.
Take your fork ... no it's not ready to eat yet .... take your fork and give it a swirl ~
Stir the ingredients just until it's all mixed together.
Put it in the microwave on HIGH for 3 minutes.
It will rise up to the top of the cup and then go back down. It will do this several times. When it goes back down ... like a fallen souffle and doesn't rise again ... it's done! Watch it close ... it might only take 2 1/2 minutes in your microwave ... better yet ... then you get to eat it sooner!
Have a bowl or plate ready ~
Flop that hot little creation of decadent chocolate into your bowl ...
give it quick cut in half and slather on some whipped cream ( I use sugar free Cool Whip ) gotta watch the sweets ya know.
my craving for chocolate cake has been subdued :)
If you're really hungry just skip that last step of putting it in a bowl and just eat it out of the mug. Caution though ... it's hot ... but ohhhhhhhhh so good.
Until next time ...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.