Dangerous secret

After much thought and consideration I have decided to share with you all a dangerous, dark and dirty secret. Be prepared, it’s not for the faint of heart or a delicate disposition so please proceed with caution.

A recipe for an instant chocolate cake in a cup! It’s verrrrrrrry addictive but it’s also verrrrrrry good and super quick and easy.
Here we go:
1/4 cup flour (50 g)
1/4 cup sugar (70 g)
2 Tbsp (13 g) cocoa (natural, unsweetened)
Pinch of salt
Tiny pinch of cinnamon
1/4 cup water (60 ml)
2 Tbsp canola oil or vegetable oil (NOT extra virgin olive oil, it’s too strongly flavored)
1 to 2 drops vanilla extract
1 small scoop of ice cream or 1 or 2 teaspoons heavy whipping cream to serve
In a microwave proof coffee cup mix all the dry ingredients.
Add all the wet ingredients (except the cream/ice cream) and mix until there are no lumps.
Microwave for 1 minute and 40 seconds.
Add cream or icecream if you want , eat and make nom nom nom noises.

I’ve played around with the recipe and it’s nice with walnuts or a bit of chilli powder mixed in and I usually use less sugar than that. If you want to make it a bit healthier I’ve also made it without the oil, just replace the quantity of oil with extra water. It will be rubbery but still taste chocolately good. I think swapping out the flour for almond meal and adding some Frangelico might be interesting too.
Thanks to Simply Recipes for the original recipe.