So here we go!
The recipe is easy.
2 Tablespoons baking cocoa
A pinch of salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 Tablespoon oil
1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional, but not really)
Microwave safe cup
Put the cup in the microwave and cook it on full power for 3 minutes. Depending on the power of your microwave, and your altitude (go figure) you may have to cook the cake longer. Only cook in additional 15 second intervals, because an overcooked cake is no good, and it's even worse because you're microwaving it.
Your cake should be nice & fluffy. Now you are ready to serve it. Here are a few idea's I found that you can do with your cake.
Top with some cherry or strawberry pie filling.
I also think that adding some chocolate syrup on top would make is extra chocolaty! Yum!
This would make a great gift. Take all of the dry ingredients measured out and put them into a food safe bag. Print out on a card the directions with a list of the remainder of ingredients needed (egg,milk, vanilla extract & oil) . Attach the card to a ribbon and tie around the top of the baggie. Place the baggie in the coffee mug.
There ya go! An inexpensive, yet really cool gift for someone.