Traditionally these are called mug cakes, but I use this recipe for those evenings when someone decides they want a piece of cake, even though we do not keep things like that in the house. You can make this in five minutes if you have everything handy.
Microwave Safe Mug
2tablespoonunsweetened cocoa powder
2tablespoongranulated sugarAdd more if you want sweeter
1/4cup+ 1 tbsp. milk
1dollop whip cream
Lightly oil the inside bottom and sides of the large, microwave-safe mug
Add dry ingredients, stir to blend well
Add milk and remaining oil, mix until no clumps
Put mug on paper towel in microwave.
Microwave on high for 1 minute to 90 seconds - keep an eye on it. It will expand and then be done.
Carefully use knife to go around edges. Dump cake onto dessert plate. Add chocolate syrup and a dollop of whipcream.
We sometimes make one and split between two people.
Microwave temps vary. The easiest thing to do is to keep an eye on it. Once it poofs up, after a few seconds it is done.