since our new residence comes with microwave, i could actually jump up and try out this recipe as soon as a read about it here. tashi had just asked me if there was any dessert, and cake in a cup was a quick solution.
i got a kick out of it, really. and it was actually good. the chocolate chips made a sort of frosting. but i don't think i stirred quite enough at the bottom of the cup, because there was some dry powder when i tipped it upside down.
it only took two minutes in our microwave, which is 1500 watts. make sure you watch it while it cooks, because it's a trip watching the cake rise out of the cup!