I have learned a very dangerous trick. I can make a very passable cake-in-a-mug. Everything gets mixed in the mug, and then you cook it in the microwave.
I know! It should be gross. But it's very not.
And all I dirtied was the tablespoon and the quarter-teaspoon and my hand a little bit when I cracked the egg. And the mug, obviously. And a fork. But considering cake-that-is-not-in-a-mug, these are small potatoes. Small, delicious potatoes.
With great power comes great responsibility...not to have cake for dinner every time Joel is on call. I'm 0-1 on that score.
If you do not want this sort of power, avert your eyes. Recipe courtesy of Chelsie the Interrobanger.
You will need:
The largest mug you have. No seriously. A huge one. That jokily massive mug someone at work got you as a gift? That one.
4 tbsp flour
4 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp cocoa
1/4 tsp baking powder
3 tbsp milk
3 tbsp oil
3 tbsp chocolate chips (or walnuts, or goji berries, or whatever)
a splash of vanilla (I just dump a wee bit in the lid and toss that in)
Mix the dry bits in your mug. Put in the wet bits and mix those too. Make sure you get around the bottom edges of the mug. Microwave 2.5 minutes. Eat. Repeat whenever you have a fancy for cake.