Chocolate is one craving that can neither be put off not satisfied with anything else. And the funny part is this strikes me always when there’s nothing chocolaty at home! Can you imagine being left high and dry when such a craving hits you? No chocolates, no cooking chocolate, no chocolate biscuits, no chocolate ice-cream, no chocolate this or that, nothing at all, zilch!
Well of course, there is the Nutella and the cocoa powder that you could mix in some hot milk with a generously big pinch of cinnamon and chilly powders for that cup of oh-so-lovely hot chocolate. But what do you do if it is something like 7.30 pm in the evening, just an hour before dinner? The hot chocolate, of course, is ruled out – it’ll fill up your tummy. And the Nutella, ummm… well, yes, of course, but I need something more gooey!
You simply do what I did a few days ago, which is, make this lovely cup-cake (For those tempted to ask if this won’t fill the tummy up: Sillies! Does a cup-cake or a muffin ever fill you up? And if it does, well, I just have better chocolate capacity than you!). It is literally a ‘cup’ cake because it is prepared with serves-one quantities and cooks in just a minute and a half in the microwave in a cup!
I came across this recipe last week in Srivalli’s blog that she posted as part of her week-long Blogging Marathon. I’d noted down the recipe then and there coz I’d never prepared a single-serve cake before. And this one is all ready for you to tuck in, in under ten minutes! Drool a little at that brown goodness in the blue cup before jotting down (old fashioned me, make that bookmarking) the recipe that follows. And for those waiting to pass a judgement on the bad photography: People! I impatiently shot it before shooting it down my throat and this is the best I could manage!
One Cup Cake
Maida/All purpose flour – 2 tbsp
Powdered sugar – 3 tbsp (I like my cakes less sweet so I used 2 tbsp)
Cocoa powder – ¾ tbsp
Baking powder – ½ tsp
Oil – 1.5 tbsp
Milk – 1.5 tbsp
Curd – 1.5 tbsp
Nutella – 1 tbsp
Sift all dry ingredients into a bowl
Add wet ingredients one at a time and mix after each addition
Add Nutella and mix well
Pour into a microwave-safe cup and microwave for 1.5 mins
(The mixture should not cross 2/3 level else it will flow over)
This is how easy it is and absolutely yummy!
PS: I made one for my nephew (he’s 12 yrs old) the next day and he absolutely adored it. He jotted down the recipe and called up an hour ago to say he manged to make it with his mom’s assistance and it turned out gorgeous!