No matter what you hear, GO VOTE! Ignore the polls. Go vote. Don't believe anything you hear until after you've cast your ballot.
Ready now? This is a special treat for a tough day, whether you feel hopeful or afraid. (Almost) instant gratification -- what could be better? Enjoy.
AMAZING 5-MINUTE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE
The most dangerous recipe in the world: Night or day, you are only five minutes away from warm, delicious chocolate cake! Use this recipe with caution.
1 coffee mug
4 tablespoons flour (plain flour, not self-rising)
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons baking cocoa
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips
Small splash of vanilla
Quick Chocolate Frosting
4 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 tablespoon baking cocoa
a few teaspoons of milk
Add dry ingredients to mug and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the chocolate chips and vanilla; mix again. Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes.
The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed! Allow to cool a little and then tip out onto a plate, if desired.
While the cake is baking, mix the chocolate frosting -- add the milk a little at a time until frosting is a pasty consistency. Spread over the cake.
For a complete dining experience, you can also top with vanilla ice cream, instead of or in addition to the chocolate frosting.
EAT! This cake can serve two if you want to share.
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