No joke right. This cake takes 5mins to make. And that includes cooking time. How you ask? Put all the ingredients in a mug and nuke it for 1 min 30 seconds (depending on your microwave).
I got the recipe from here, but below is my slightly altered version.
4 Tablespoons self raising flour
4 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons cocoa
3 Tablespoons milk
3 Tablespoons oil (I used vegetable oil)
1-2 Tablespoons of chocolate pieces
Mix flour, sugar and cocoa
Spoon in 1 egg
Pour in milk and oil, and mix well
Sprinkle pieces of chocolate on the top
Put in microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds. If that's not enough give it another 30 seconds.
Eat straight from the mug or tip it out onto a plate
The original recipe doesn't have chocolate pieces in it but I think it's better to add some. The first time I made this I used Lindt 70% dark chocolate and the second time I used chopped up milky way - both worked a treat. Also, a scoop of ice cream or a squirt of cream really adds to it too. But seriously, you don't need all that. Especially if it's late at night and you want a chocolate cake fix but can't be bothered baking a full one, this is perfect. So simple and easy and you don't have to wait around the oven for 30mins to get a slice of chocolate cake - five mins is all it takes....5 MINUTES....go make one now!