no this is not about the usual famous cupcake, this is about a little cake made in a cup. ☕️
have you ever wanted a hot fluffy chocolate cake so bad but you did not have the time to bake a big one or you do not have an oven? here is the answer: a little cake in a cup. and for this you only need a cup, a spoon and a microwave. and 5 minutes of time.
and the recipe is not difficult as well (i know it by heart). as measure i took a tablespoon. here we go:
- 1 egg
- 4 tbsp. milk
- 1 tbsp. oil (like canola or sunflower)
- 2 tbsp. flour
- 3 tbsp. cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp. sugar
- 1 point of a tablespoon/ half of a teaspoon backing powder
- if you want you can add 2 more EL with one ingredient you would like to also have in your cake like: coconut fluffs, grated nuts (eg. hazelnut or almond), dried fruits (cut in very small pieces), chocolate graters… let your creativity run free!
put them all together in one cup (start with the liquid things: egg, oil and milk). i always take a cup i once got from a mc donalds menue. those have the perfect size. it is better to have a bigger one because the cake “grows” quite tall in the microwave and so you have no risk it leaves the cup. when the ingredients are in your cup mix it with a beater. for this you need a strong hand because there should be no clumps in your batter. (see picture)
then you put it in the microwave for 2 minutes and 900W (or just the highest degree you have) and wait. don’t leave your cake alone! if your cup is too small it can grow outside so you have to immediately stop the microwave. just watch it and you will see when the time is right and your cake is finished. it will grow a little bit over the edge but then stop at one size. then there is no risk anymore.
attention: the cup is really hot when it is finished…and so is the cake!
then take a knife and remove the cake carful from the cup. you can also eat it right out of the cup if you want to obviously. but i like to turn the cup upside down and let the cake fall on a plate. this way i can add some chocolate sauce or whipping cream. and you can decorate it with fresh fruits and give it to your loved ones as a little “happiness bringer” or “soul calmer”. you can also put a piece of chocolate on top of it when it’s hot so it can melt and you have the absolute sugar shock. 😋
i always make this cake for my brother when he wants one or just to tease my mom when she says “i am on a diet don’t do this to me”. last friday i made two for my brother and his friend as a dessert. it is really easy to make and you don’t need much time. aaaand it tastes so good! you can combine the ingredients however you want. and if you want to feel a little bit better you can leave out the sugar (and put some more kakao in it hahaha). add whatever you like!
i hope you love it as much as i do. tell me about your cake ideas. just try it out, it will only take you 5 minutes. and it is sooooo fluffy !!!!
bye bye, Jenny 💕