DON'T say I didn't warn you...
This e-mail recipe has been doing the rounds for a while now. But when it popped up in my in-box yesterday I thought- this time I'm gonna test the theory.
The idea is simple- you are never more than 5 minutes and a large coffee cup away from fresh, hot, velvety chocolate cake. Honestly. Don't believe me? Just try it!
* 4 tablespoons plain flour
* 4 tablespoons sugar
* 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
* 1 egg
* 3 tablespoons of milk
* 3 tablespoons of oil
* a splash of vanilla essence
1 large coffee mug
Mix all dry ingredients together in the mug really well.
Then one by one add the wet ingredients and mix them thoroughly after each addition.
Put the mug in the microwave and cook on highe (1,000watts) for 3 minutes.
The cake may rise over the top, but don't let this alarm you.
Remove from microwave, tip onto plate and EAT IT!
It actually works and surprisingly for this sceptic- it tasted pretty good. So good in fact that I tried a different flavour.
Note: for a great lemon coconut cake, just replace the cocoa powder with desiccated coconut and a good squeeze of fresh lemon juice. YUM!
Happy eating and I accept no responsibility for what may happen now that you have access to chocolate cake whenever you want it!