The Science Nerd

Tag: chocolate

One evening a few weeks ago, Gayle wanted something chocolate.  We didn’t have any of the usual options (Little Debbie Swiss Cakes, mostly), so I turned to Google.  I found a recipe that looked easy and quick, plus I knew we had all the ingredients we needed.  I headed to the kitchen, telling Gayle on the way that if this recipe was good we were in BIG trouble.  It is something that we could make every evening without much fuss.

Well, the recipe was good and it is big trouble!  For the amount of time it takes, it is ridiculously delicious and probably chock full of calories.  Fortunately, it only makes single servings, so we have to make a choice every evening to make them or not.

And without further ado – here is the recipe as we make it.


  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder (we use dark chocolate cocoa powder, a friend made the recipe with regular coca posder and said it wasn’t as good as ours with the dark chocolate)
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp chocolate chips (optional)


Put all ingredients into a mug, small bowl or ramekin.  Mix well.  Microwave for 70 seconds.  (This is the time we use, as microwaves vary greatly, you might need to play with the time to get it right.)  This makes a good serving for us, but you can double it if you’d like.


See, super easy.  And it is soooooo good.  Try it tonight.  I can almost guarantee that you won’t be disappointed.





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