this is adapted from this recipe at the Mennonite Girls Can Cook blog, which has become one of my favorite food blogs.
in a large mug, whisk together:
4 tbsp flour
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp white sugar
2 heaping tbsp cocoa powder
then add in:
3 tbsp oil
3 tbsp milk
a splash of vanilla extract
a splash of orange extract (optional, but delicious!)
dash of salt
whisk together thoroughly until well combined.
chop approx. 2 oz. chocolate. i used 1 part dark chocolate to 2 parts milk chocolate, because that's what i had. dump on top of the batter but do not stir.
microwave for ONE minute, then stir. microwave another 20-30 seconds, and voila! chocolate cake in under 5 minutes.
this would also be good with peppermint extract and/or a small handful of andes mints. i guess technically this isn't a lava cake because it's sort of lava throughout- some of it is solid and some is liquid, and that's exactly how i like it! this would be great to share because it's very rich.