Those of us with toddlers and preschool children are all too familiar with Mister Maker's minute make time where he takes a craft idea and impressively makes it in a minute.
When Miss T asked for chocolate cake after lunch the other day, my first thought was 'no way - that's going to take ages'. But then I remembered that I had come across the idea of microwave mug cakes before and I'm already a big fan of using the microwave for making birthday cakes, so I wondered if I'd be able to make a mini chocolate cake in one minute in the microwave.
I got the ingredients mixed together pretty quickly too by using one bowl placed on my scales and then just added the ingredients straight in.
Ingredients: (makes 3 small ramekin sized cakes)
60g self raising flour
10g cocoa powder
30ml rapeseed oil
1. Mix all the ingredients together well.
2. Pour into ramekins
3. Microwave each one on full power for 1 minute.
4. Allow to cool a little and serve with strawberries and chocolate frosting.
For the frosting I mixed together some butter, icing sugar and coca powder. Then melted a little chocolate (half power in microwave for 30 seconds at a time until melted) and mixed that with a little single cream. Then combined this creamy chocolatey mixture with the butter frosting mixture. It makes the frosting taste less buttery and more chcolatey. I just made up the frosting as I went along - but thankfully it turned out great!
Now I know that chocolate cake is far from healthy but to ease my conscience I like to think that using honey in place of sugar and rapeseed oil instead of butter in the cake mixture makes it a little healthier at least.
This is my entry into the Bakespiration challenge falling into the category of Cakes. Find out more about the Bakespiration competition here at on Stuck in the tree and find out more about Stuck in the tree here.