This Is Probably The Easiest Dessert Ever

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Okay, food confession time: When I was a kid, I LOVED McCain’s Deep ‘n Delicious chocolate cake. My mom never baked chocolate cake, so Deep ‘n Delicious is THE chocolate cake that has all my warm and fuzzy nostalgic childhood memories. I’m pretty sure it’s a Canadian thing, so if you have no idea what I’m talking about, I don’t blame you. Basically, DND (as it shall now be known) is a frozen chocolate cake with star-shaped chocolate frosting piped on top.

I haven’t had DND in ages, but what I remember loving about it was the fact that there was always cake on hand. It was frozen, but magically easy to slice and enjoy at all times of the day (whenever my mom wasn’t in the kitchen). This mug cake is almost as easy as pulling a pre-made cake out of the freezer, but it has the bonus of being warm.

Like most mug-cake recipes out there, this whips up in a flash. I mixed all my ingredients in a glass measuring cup, poured and microwaved. I really, really wanted this to be my grown-up version of DND, but full disclosure: It didn't quite measure up. It was great, but I still haven't found a mug recipe that's wowed me. I love the idea of a single serving of cake — do you guys have any fast favorites?

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2 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe
Serves 1-2

Ingredients 
1 egg
3 tbsp milk
3 tbsp flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp cocoa powder
3 tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips
Small splash of vanilla extract
Pinch salt
1 microwave safe mug
Icing sugar, if desired

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Instructions
1. Stir together the egg, milk, and oil in your mug.

2. Add the dry ingredients, and mix well. Stir in the chocolate chips and vanilla.

3. Microwave for 2 minutes. The cake will rise above the mug, so place a plate underneath if it makes your nervous.

4. Cool in the mug sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired. Enjoy either straight from the mug or tipped out onto a plate.

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