The quickest cake in the entire world to make is the microwave 5 minute cake in a cup. The problem with those cakes is that they taste almost, but not quite, entirely unlike chocolate cake, to paraphrase Douglas Adams. I figured that the problem was probably the egg, but I didn't know how to remedy the situation. Then I found this vegan recipe over at Super Cool Food Blog and that was the answer! It's fantastic! I modified it a bit to fit what I had in my house and because I promised Boy 1 a cupcake, I "baked" them in cupcake wrappers set inside ramekins. The instructions below are for one mug cake, followed by directions for two cupcakes.
Makes one serving
4 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
4 Tablespoons sucanat
2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 Tablespoons water
2 Tablespoons coconut oil
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2) In a large mug, mix flour, sugar, cocoa powder, and baking powder with a fork until well-mixed.
3) Add the coconut oil mixture, vinegar, and vanilla and stir until incorporated.
4) Microwave on High for about 1.5 minutes. Check cake; if it appears too wet, microwave for additional 30 second increments. Depending on the strength of your microwave, cake will likely be done (but a little gooey) around the 2 minute mark.
For step 2 and 3, mix ingredients in a bowl instead of a mug. Put one liner in each of two ramekins and divide the batter between them. Microwave for about a minute and check them. My tester came out clean at 1 minute, but they were still a little jiggly, so I nuked em' again for another 30 seconds and called them done.
If you want to frost them, stick them in the fridge for about 5 minutes. I just mixed up a bunch of stuff for these. Mostly butter and cream. That aught to be quite the test for his system!
I don't really suggest chocolate frosting for these, it's a little too much, but it's what my son wanted. I think a nice vanilla may be a better way to go.
Come to me, my love... Where have you been all my week?
(You had me there for a minute, boy...)