But you still need to eat. And what better way to procrastinate take a study break than to cook something you’ll get to eat? Bonus points for comfort foods.
So here’s a one of my favourite comfort foods, which is quick and easy to make. Perfect for either needing food RIGHT NOW, or if you are ACTUALLY WORKING and don’t have time to spare not writing essays.
Okay, let’s make dessert. Of course, you can eat it as a snack, or a main, or as breakfast, I’m not going to judge. And if you end up eating this at 3am, well, it’s probably not classified as a meal anyway.
(please note, make sure you use EXACT measurements. It’s um, super important, and stuff.
Three Minute Chocolate Cake
This is also known as The Most Dangerous Chocolate Cake in the World, becuase now, chocolate cake is never more than five minutes away.
Take a LARGE mug (I usually use a soup mug, but have used a bowl here, because that was what my buddy Hanny had), and put in four tablespoons of flour, four tablespoons of sugar and two tablespoons of cocoa (if you’re using choc chips, put them in now too. Always add your choc chips / M’n’Ms / berries / whatever with your dry ingrediants, because they get coated in flour and DON’T SINK TO THE BOTTOM! Life lesson there, kids).
Mix in five tablespoons of milk (your favourite kind! Hannah had soy milk! Mm-mmm!), and three of vegetable oil (today I used olive oil, again because it was Hannah’s kitchen, but it still turned out tasty!).
Add a splash of vanilla (Hannah didn’t have vanilla. I almost cried. Try not to forget the vanilla, it makes a surprisingly large difference when it’s missing), and mix, mix, mix, mix!!!
Pop it in the microwave for 2minutes45 to 3minutes, and serve straight away.
The recipe used to call for three tablespoons each of milk and oil, and an egg. You could still do this, I guess, but I found that my way is less rubbery, and a little more puddingy. You could also add choc chips or M’n’Ms (Hannah and I totes did. It was brilliant.), but only if you have them.
Enjoy, and happy studying!
(PS, I originally wrote this post at the end of last semester… and put off taking photos… dedication to the procrastination cause?)