Recently my Twitter pal Vegan Vagrant tweeted and then subsequently posted on his blog a Three Minute Chocolate Cake he made in the microwave. Huh???
While I almost never use a microwave I thought it would be fun to try it with the kids for a quick weeknight dessert. Guess what? It worked! And it tastes good, too!!
As it turns out this is a recipe from The Happy Herbivores latest cookbook Every Day Happy Herbivore. Believe it or not, I had not yet made any of her recipes. Perhaps I shall buy the cookbook and try some others!
I did substitute all purpose flour for whole wheat as I did not have any whole wheat flour in the house. It worked fine, though obviously not as healthy as whole wheat. But, hey, it is cake and no one ever said cake was supposed to be healthy!!
If you are looking for a quick and tasty dessert you should give this a try. I think it would be really good with some fresh berries. We certainly had fun making it!
Three Minute Chocolate Cake
4 tbsp all purpose flour
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
3 tbsp non dairy milk (I used So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut)
A few drops vanilla extract
3 tbsp vegan chocolate chips (I used Ghiradelli semi sweet)
Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl. In a second bowl mix the wet ingredients together. Pour the wet into the dry and mix until the consistency of cake batter. Add the chocolate chips and stir.
Pour batter into a small ramekin or coffee cup and microwave for three minutes on high and serve.
Note: I lightly greased a ramekin so that I could easily remove the cake. Three minutes is recommended for a 1000 watt microwave oven. You may need to adjust up or down for your particular oven.