Query of the day: What's your favorite rainy day treat?
Because mine is always cupcakes. Always.
And I am sharing this recipe with you because I love you.
Because I know that sometimes, you are having a weird, gray, oppressive day full of laundry, and you're running on 4 hours of sleep, and you're out of hazelnut creamer. And you're all wishy-washy and can't decide whether to go for a healthful walk with a friend or hole up on the couch like a beached narwhal. Because you definitely should have gone to the store yesterday, when it was balmy, and now you have to drag two sodden children around in one cart in the pouring rain or there will be no bananas tomorrow, and then you won't want to get out of bed. And also because your mother always cancels lunch with you on rainy days, which is doubly depressing, because you don't get to see your mom, and because toddlers don't understand the phrase "Don't shoot the messenger".
But you'll like this recipe, because it's yummy, uses basic ingredients that are already in your pantry, and only uses one piece of crockery.
I originally wrote "cookery" there, but I think I made that word up. It's where cookies roost.
5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake
4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons (optional)
small splash vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug
Add dry ingredients to large mug, mix well. Add egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in milk and oil and mix well. Add chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, mix again.
Put mug in microwave and cook 3 minutes at 1000 watts (high).
The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed. Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.
I would recommend having either ice cream or frosting on hand, as it was slightly underwhelming for me as-is. Then again, I have psychedelic daydreams about frosting. Then again, beggars on cold, dreary days can't be choosers, and it is a 1-person cupcake mix with no clean-up, and I snarfed it in less than 5 minutes.