Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Most Amazing Microwave Cake Ever.

I love chocolate.

Like any normal person, chocolate is one of those things that I could just nom on every day, in all shapes and form.

The other day, I got a fierce craving for chocolate cake. So, while I was at the grocery store, I picked up some Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Cake Mix. I like Duncan Hines because the mix itself is vegan, and it's still pretty cheap and delicious. This cake mix sat in my cabinet for a while, waiting for me to have enough time to bake cake.

Here's the thing. I'm a college student. I'm an actor. And I have a job. And did I mention homework? Baking a cake is way down on the priorities list- and I mean WAY DOWN.

But today, I invented something marvelous. Meet:

The Most Amazing Microwave Cake Ever.


3 tbsp Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Cake Mix, or pretty much any Duncan Hines Cake
1 tbsp water
1/2 tbsp vegetable oil

For the Frosting (optional):
2 tbsp confectioner's sugar
1/4 tsp water
1/4 tsp vanilla

For the cake: combine all ingredients in a small, microwave bowl (ramekins work well) and mix until moistened.

Microwave on HIGH for 45 seconds, or until a fork comes out clean. For the frosting: combine all ingredients together. Add another tsp water if mixture is too thick. Frost the cake, and dive in!!

Alternatively, you can just sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Seriously, the most delicious end to my day. It's been a long time since I've written anything, mainly because I'm starring in a show called Proof that opens very, very soon. But this cake was just too good to pass up. I know there are a lot of recipes floating around for microwave brownies, but none of those ever turned out quite as well as this did for me. P.S. I didn't post a picture of the cake with the frosting because, well, it just looks kinda... weird. But we all know what frosting looks like!

I hope you enjoy your single serving cake! I know I did. Yum.