Him: Do you want anything from the kitchen?
Me: Yes. A piece of chocolate cake with chocolate frosting.
Him: Do we *have* any chocolate cake?
Him: (Rolls eyes at my crazy pregnancy logic).
My Mother-in-law had loaded us up with Christmas treats and before we could finish those, the Girl Scout cookies came. Seeing as how we were already overloaded with goodies, I didn't want to buy a cake and with the pregnancy fatigue I wasn't about to bake one. So we just repeated the futile conversation over and over until one night when the Conductor remembered and NPR interview he heard with a man who had written a microwave cookbook.
One of the recipes was for individual cakes in a mug where you mix the ingredients right in the cup then bake in the microwave. They are all over the internet but here's an example. Here's the finished product:
It was delicious! Now that we've had it a few times, some tips:
Stir the ingredients with a fork to blend better. Don't add more batter than called for (I tried making individual cakes with a box mix and poured in WAY too much and it overflowed, making a mess). Keep the cook time to 2 minutes. Anything more and the cake will get dry.
Great for a pregnancy craving...or a chocolate craving...when you don't want an entire cake sitting around.