Ok here is a super easy recipe for a cup cake. I was pondering for a while to think of something really easy that anyone can do successfully & then it hit me. I used to make these when I was going to school & living in York. I couldn't afford an apartment so I rented a corner of a basement off a very nice old couple. My budget was extremely tight so I ate lots of ramen noodles & such. No stove but I had a microwave. Anyway long story short I used to treat myself to one of these occasionally when I could procure the necessary ingredients.
Now before you scoff at the idea of baking in a microwave keep in mind this was the only thing I had access to & they are surprisingly good
Here is what you will need.
A large tea cup
1 chicken egg
4 Tbsp sugar
4 Tbsp flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
3 Tbsp milk
3 Tbsp oil
1 splash of vanilla extract
If you want to make this a chocolate cup cake add 2 Tbsp baking cocoa (I always use Nestle Quick)
Mix all the dry ingredients together.
Mix in the chicken egg discarding the shell.
Mix in the milk.
Mix in the oil.
Mix in the splash of vanilla extract.
Once everything is mixed well put it in the microwave on high for roughly 2 - 3 minutes. Time will vary depending on microwave. Keep a VERY CLOSE eye on it! These things have a habit of popping up & over the cup if they think no one is watching. If it starts to do that just pause the microwave & it will sink right back down. You will know it is done when you can bury the toothpick in it & it comes out clean. This one took 2 minutes & 5 seconds to be done - I checked it at 1:40, 1:55 & 2:05.
Here are the dry ingredients mixed together & ready for the chicken egg.
Everything mixed up & ready to go.
And here it is done. You can see where it tried to rise out of the cup but little did it know I was ready for it...
You can also see that I tested it a few times & in different places (not all the holes are from the toothpick - just 4)
You can top this with whipped cream, cool whip, icing, chocolate syrup or whatever you want. You can eat it just the way it is too - I've done that a lot
So there you have it - a quick easy cake in a cup that anyone can make in a matter of minutes