There are a myriad of tangible things one can achieve in 3 minutes.
In 3 minutes you could win the Eurovision Song Competition.
3 minutes is all you need to start a dance party like this king of the fandango managed to do at the Sasquatch Music Festival.
But when given the challenge to cook a chocolate cake in 3 minutes, I have to declare I was skeptical.
I decided to bring in the big guns, the heavy hitter so to speak. My 14 year old niece Lilly, to test the theory~ An edible chocolate cake in 3 minutes that doesn’t begin life in a packet. Hmmmm… We had to have our witts about us.
I began feeling anxious. Was there going to be enough time or were we leaving it to the last minute? The last 3 minutes. It was the final day of the mid-winter school holidays…we had to get humming!
Scouring the Internet, I came across scores of quick cooking cake recipes, but none of them were deemed acceptable. Using Lilly’s intuition we were able to tweak the recipes to something we could both be proud of.
Drum roll please…
4 tablespoons of wholemeal self-raising flour
5 tablespoons of caster/fine sugar
2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
1 large egg
3 tablespoons of milk
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
3 tablespoons of vegetable oil
1/4 cup of dark chocolate chips
Pinch of salt
Into a bowl or using a blender~ mix together all the ingredients until well combined.
Pour into a large mug and cook on high in the microwave for 3 minutes!
Serve immediately with fresh strawberries, creamy ice cream, runny cream or on its own with a long spoon.
Share with someone you love!