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Can't Stand the Heat: Cake in a Mug

I got some bad news today. Due to the world's general awfulness, the price of a Disneyland day ticket rose to $92. Apparently happiness does have a price. Before I go eat my feelings, you should know something: I'm from southern California. Disneyland is our pride and joy. I can’t get a yearly pass because I’m not here for most of the year. So for a day at Disneyland to cost nearly $100 is absolutely absurd.


Whilst I was seething over the fact that I can’t go to Disneyland and eat their delicious stupid churros, I decided I would make my OWN delicious dessert.

Whatever Disneyland, I don’t need you. I set about my work and made the simplest most delicious dessert I could think of; chocolate cake in a mug. Without further ado, here is how you make an amazing dessert when you need a quick pick-me-up.

What you need:

2 tbsp. flour

2 tbsp. sugar

1 tbsp. olive oil

1 tbsp. Nesquick chocolate milk powder

1 tbsp. instant coffee (I used hazelnut cinnamon medium roast coffee)

1 tbsp. milk

1 egg

5 chopped almonds (or you could use chocolate chips!)


This is How You Do It:

Add the flour, sugar, olive oil, chocolate milk powder, instant coffee and egg into a mug and mix them together. Then add the milk and almonds to the mix and stir all the ingredients. The consistency should be rather liquidy (Like cake mix, duh).

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Once that’s done put it in the microwave for 2.5 minutes.


The irony of using a Disneyland mug is not lost on me.

The irony of using a Disneyland mug is not lost on me.

Eat Your Feelings:

It’s seriously that easy. In the time it took for the cake to microwave I cleaned the kitchen and still had 10 seconds to spare.

Take it out of the microwave and straight up enjoy. I put chocolate syrup and olallieberries (yeah those are real) on top just to get fancy, but you can get creative with this.

Obviously this only makes enough for one, so don’t try and get all generous. Just sit and watch TV with your mug of cake like a normal person while you ponder ways to sneak in to Disneyland or debate getting a job there just to get in for free.

Right. I'm normal, I swear.




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