OK, I have seen this recipe on food blogs everywhere lately. I have tried a few variations and made some minor tweaks to try to perfect it, so here is my version. This is really good. Too good. Especially considering how ridiculously easy it is to throw together.
4 tbsp flour
4 tbsp sugar
2 heaping tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
3 tbsp milk or soy milk
3 tbsp vegetable oil
1 egg or egg substitute
drop of vanilla
Whatever mix-ins you want, chocolate chips, walnuts (my favorites)
Mix together the dry ingredients. In another container mix together the wet ingredients. Combine the wet ingredients and the dry ingredients. Split between two coffee mugs. Microwave for 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Serve with a spoon.
I have covered this in a quick chocolate buttercream (1/2 tbsp room temp butter, 1/3 cup powdered sugar, enough milk to get it to a good consistency) and also with whipped cream. It's seriously like a normal chocolate cake.