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Quick Fix Cake



This isn't the best cake there is. But when you get that craving for chocolate cake in the middle of the night, or you want to eat cake in the next five minutes, a microwave is the way to go.

With microwave cakes, the texture tends to be denser than a regular cake, more like a pudding. But Stefani, of cupcake project fame, added some extra zing with her chocolate spice cupcakes.

Designed to make just two cupcakes, this is a recipe perfect for those sudden cravings. It's also got cinnamon and ginger and allspice to give your chocolate a kick.

Stefani dressed her cupcakes with whipped cream but since I'm not likely to have any around, I dipped mine in some melted chocolate and topped them with silver balls. Remember that this is not tempered chocolate so you should dip your cupcakes just before you are ready to eat them. But then, that's why you'd make these in the first place, right!

Comments

Srivalli said…
Looks yummy Simmi..even I have had my share of craving..which I addressed with my version of 1 min microwave cup cake..
notyet100 said…
feel like pickin one
Jayasri Ravi said…
hi sim, looks gorgeous, I do understand, sometimes I get this cravings (may be with my Harmones playing up with my age), I am not a big fan of chocolates sometimes I feel like eating a chocolate cake.., I haven't had my share still, if only I could pick it up I would have :))
Priti said…
wow..this looks super tempting ....yummy yum
Stef said…
Glad you gave it a go! The chocolate topping was a great idea!
Prathibha said…
Surely a winner during sudden cravings....I made something like dis 2 weeks back...as u said it is not d best but a better option for d sudden cravings..
A 2 cupcake recipe? That's so awesome. This look decadent!!
SinFoodie said…
The chocolate topping looks very tempting.!

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