1/4 call-purpose flour
3 Tbsplight brown sugar
2 tspunsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tspbaking soda
1 Tbspvegetable oil
1 Tbspchopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
How to Make Chocolate Cake-in-a-Mug
- Put all the ingredients EXCEPT 1 TABLESPOON OF THE WATER AND THE NUTS in a small bowl. Whisk about a half minute until well combined then whisk in the remaining 1 tablespoon of water. (Use a small whisk to ensure all is thoroughly combined.) Stir in the nuts.
- Pour into a large ungreased (microwaveable--I use ceramic) coffee mug. Nuke on high for 1 minute and 15 seconds. Test with a toothpick. If it doesn't come out clean, nuke another few seconds or so (My microwave is 1350 watts---cooking time will vary with the wattage of your microwave.)
- Don't overbake it. It should be nice and fudgy. Let sit a few minutes before you dive in. This is good as it is but if you want to 'gild the lily', you can drizzle it with a little chocolate syrup.