|Seen here drizzled with almond butter!|
I have stumbled upon the Holy Grail of desserts. Don't have time to mix and bake a huge chocolate cake? Make a 5-minute cake! Single and don't want an entire cake sitting around your kitchen just waiting to be eaten? Make a 5-Minute, Single Serving cake! The best thing about this dessert for me is not having a bunch of bowls to clean up at the end. One bowl for the dry ingredients, one bowl for the wet ingredients, measuring spoons and cups, spoons and spatulas from mixing, and let's not forget we still have to wash that cake pan once the cake is gone! All of that goes away with the 5-minute cake! When I saw the original recipe here, I knew I had to adapt it to make it Vegan! All you need is a couple of measuring spoons and a mug! It's as simple as that.
I know a lot of people these days are super busy, but still want that home baked taste of a fresh chocolate cake. It may seem a little strange to use a microwave, but I promise you it tastes fresh out of the oven! I can't wait to expirement with different flavors too. Expect a 5-Minute Vanilla Cake in the near future!
- 4 tbsp all purpose flour
- 4 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 3 tbsp applesauce
- 1/8 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 3 tbsp non-dairy milk (I used So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk)
- 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp chocolate chips
Mix together the flour, sugar, cocoa, and baking powder in a large mug. Once the dry ingredients are mixed add in the applesauce, vinegar, and non-dairy milk. Mix together the dry and wet ingredients - then stir in the chocolate chips. Microwave on High for 3 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before eating!