The other night I had a chocolate cake craving which never happens, but this craving  was too strong to ignore.  I had just received my new Food Network Magazine, and figured it was fate.  Inside I saw the recipe of my dreams!  Along with a bunch of others goodies, there was a recipe for instant chocolate cake.  I had all of the ingredients and it took me 5 minutes to make.  Believe me, when the craving hits this will be your go to recipe!


¼ cup flour

5 tablespoons sugar (or about 6 packets of Splenda)

2 tablespoons of cocoa powder

1 egg

3 tablespoons milk (any will do)

3 tablespoons vegetable oil

Dash of vanilla extract

Dash of salt

Cinnamon (optional)

Fat Free Whipped Cream (optional)


Whisk flour, sugar, cocoa powder, egg, milk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract and salt in a large mug until smooth. Microwave until puffed, about 2 minutes (all microwaves are different, and if you like it more wet then remove earlier). Remove from microwave and top with more cocoa powder.  Add cinnamon and/or whipped cream if you would like.

-Jessica Brown

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