A few months ago, on the Silly Yaks list I’m on, on yahoogroups. Someone posted about a cake in a cup they’d made.
Earlier today I was whining to myself (well ok, my honey too in passing) how I wanted brownies, or cake, or chocolate chip cookies or SOMETHING sweet, rich and chocolaty!
So I’m putting up the coffee cups after the younger kids have gone to bed, and I have this recipe kind of tap dance through my head.
Of Course I have to try it. And of Course I had to mess with the recipe LOL! I’m that kind of girl.
Just so you know, the older kids who were washing dishes have pronounced this ‘chocolately coffee goodness in a cup’ and ‘we’re definitely keeping this recipe!’
So kid tested and approved (and it’s with gluten free flours hahahaha)
Spiral Owls Cake-in-a-Cup
4 TB flour (my mix worked very well)
4 TB sugar
2 TB unsweetened cocoa
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp xanthum gum (if this is GF)
1 tsp instant coffee granules
mix together well, then add
Mix well again, then add
1 TB oil
1/2 tsp vanilla
3 TB milk, cream or milk substitute
mix well, then microwave on high for 3 min. Watch it, it’s an awesome display of science in your microwave, the kids and I were fascinated!
It’s really good! Very rich, chocolately, it has filled my craving to completion. It’s a very moist cake, almost custardy (which is a plus in my book from dry, crumbly cakes you mostly get with GF flours)