Happy Chocolate Cake Day everybody!!
Now I bet some of you are probably thinking this isn’t possible and I must admit, if someone had told me I could make a gluten free chocolate cake in under 5 minutes, I’d have thought they were pulling my leg too!
But I can assure you guys and gals, it’s possible!
I’d seen these recipes before for cake in a cup. That’s right – a frickin’ cake in a cup! However, the reason I had never even attempted to make it was because I assumed it was some kind of sorcery or it wouldn’t taste right!
But come last night, I was absolutely starving and quite fancied some chocolate cake, but because it was so late in the night and I couldn’t be bothered to start messing about with mixing bowls, spoons, whisks, cake tins and then waiting around for it to bake, I thought I wouldn’t be having any chocolate cake that night at all! Till I remembered about cake in a cup recipes!
So following a recipe I’d seen here, I decided to make my own cake in a cup and waiting 3 minutes for it to be blasted in the microwave, my little gluten free chocolate cake was ready….
… and you know what, it tasted really, really nice! All right, so it wouldn’t pass any chocolate cake competition and wouldn’t go down well with Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood [from the Great British Bake Off], but for a cake to take just under 5 minutes to prepare and cook in a microwave – it tasted blooming marvellous!
So if you’ve got the munchies or wanting a midnight chocolate fix and you can’t be bothered with faffing about with weighing scales and mixing bowls, they try my Gluten Free Chocolate Cake in a CUP!
- 4 tablespoons of Sugar
- 4 tablespoons of Gluten Free Self Raising Flour [I used Doves]
- 2 tablespoons of Cocoa Powder
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons of Oil
- 3 tablespoons of Milk
- Small drop of Vanilla Extract
- In a cup, add all the dry ingredients [sugar, flour, cocoa powder] and mix together
- Add the the egg, oil, milk and vanilla extract and mix together
- Pop it in the microwave for 3 minutes on full power
- After 3 minutes, carefully take the cup out and using a spoon, gently ease the cake out of the cup and onto a plate [or just eat it whilst it’s still in the cup!]