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
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).
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.
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.
School, major and year: A&S, Economics, 2015
HometownRancho Cucamonga, California
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If you could go back in time and give yourself a pep talk the night before you moved into BC as a freshman, what is the most important piece of advice that you would give to your former self? Eat your vegetables and take a lot of pictures.
What is your favorite study spot on campus? The Rat
What is your go-to meal at Late Night? That delicious Simply Orange juice the dining halls always have stocked. This and a personal pizza topped with ketchup. Judge all you want, but ketchup on pizza is the best thing to happen since Game of Thrones.
What is the #1 most played song on your iTunes? “I Always Knew” by the Vaccines
What is the best Halloween costume that you have ever worn? I was Minnie Mouse as a kid. Not trying to brag, but I rocked the ears off that costume.
If you could only eat at one restaurant for the rest of your life, which would you choose? Del Taco
If you could befriend the main characters from any TV show or movie, who would you choose and why? Easy. Harry Potter. (I’m assuming) I’d get to go to Hogwarts, be a wizard AND be friends with Harry, Ron, and Hermione. It’s a win win, for me anyway. If I can’t be a wizard then i’d be friends with the main characters from This Is The End.