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fast and easy one slice cake ii

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Chris T.
East Hampton, NY

A version of the original fast and easy one slice cake adapted in case you are out of cocoa powder...and I am including some changes you can make to make it lower in fat and calories and healthier and still have a great little cake! I just added the "optional" of adding sugar and a squirt of chocolate syrup because my son said it could have been a little sweeter and those add ins did the trick because he said it was very good and he is the chocolate lover in the family.

(1 rating)
yield 1 -2
prep time 5 Min

Ingredients For fast and easy one slice cake ii

  • 4 Tbsp
    ap flour
  • 9 Tbsp
    hot cocoa mix( i found that 2 packets work fine...of the mix with no marshmallows)
  • pinch
  • 1
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1-2 tsp
  • 1
    squirt of hersheys syrup(optional)

How To Make fast and easy one slice cake ii

  • 1
    Spray mug with nonstick spray for best results.
  • 2
    Measure out the flour, hot chocolate mix and salt into the mug. Stir.
  • 3
    Crack the egg into the mug. Stir a bit after adding the egg so the cup doesn't overflow.
  • 4
    Add water and oil. Stir until thoroughly moistened. Make sure to scrape the bottom of the mug with your spoon to avoid any leftover pockets of dry ingredients
  • 5
    Put the mug in the microwave on high and set the timer for 3 minutes
  • 6
    As it bakes, a cylinder of cake will start to rise out of the mug. But it goes back down afterwards.
  • 7
    Tip your cake cylinder out of the mug into a dish. Your cake may look a little damp and wrinkled. This is normal.
  • 8
    Slice in half.. . This will allow steam in the center to escape. Arrange so that the more attractive interior of the cake is showing.
  • 9
    To make a lighter healthier version of the cake just use whole wheat flour, canola oil and sugar-free, calcium fortified hot chocolate. You can replace half the oil with applesauce. Just as delicious!
  • 10
    You can add chocolate chips to the mix...they may settle to the bottom but it tastes great.
  • 11
    Serve with whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream,some marshmallow fluff, or just drizzle with some chocolate syrup.