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Thursday, July 18, 2019

The One Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

The other day I picked a mug cake online and decided to go with it based on good reviews the recipe had garnered. There were a couple of comments expressing their disappointment as well and I chose to ignore them thinking that how can one go wrong with a mug cake. Apparently one can and if I had to comment now, I would have ended up in the latter category. The mug cake was bitter to the core and rubbery and I had to trash the entire stuff. And besides, I had baked it in a bowl to suit my 'one bowl dishes' theme. 😞

And then I came across this small sized eggless treat which is just enough to satisfy one's sweet tooth without going overboard. This cake can be made in two minutes from scratch. It took a minute to bake in my oven but the time may vary (a few seconds extra) since microwave powers vary.  The cake is not overtly sweet which was perfect for me but one can add more sugar or throw in some chocolate chips if they prefer it sweeter. The original cake had peanut butter but I used Nutella. One can instead use almond butter / jam / caramel sauce and so on. Don't skip the Nutella or whatever you choose to add since it keeps the cake moist. Use non dairy milk if going the vegan way. The cake was moist with perfect texture and tasted good. My daughter threw in some sprinkles in her mug cake.

2 tbsp. all purpose flour
1 tbsp. cocoa powder
2 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. baking powder
A pinch of salt
1 tbsp. oil
2 tbsp. milk
1 tbsp. Nutella 

* Stir together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder and salt in a small bowl or directly in a small sized mug, making sure that there aren't any lumps.
* Stir in the milk and oil until the mixture is combined well. Go to next step if using a microwave safe bowl or else transfer the mixture to a mug.
* Drop a tablespoon of peanut butter / jam / Nutella at the center and push it down into the batter.
* Microwave for one minute on high. Remove and enjoy warm.

This post is an entry for Blogging Marathon #102 under 'One Bowl Dishes' theme. Check what other marathoners are cooking, clicking at the link.



rajani said...

Glad that your second try was a reliable recipe. Definitely a quick and easy fix for a sweet treat!

Gayathri Kumar said...

Most of the online recipes tend to go wrong. This cake looks perfect with an airy texture. I am fine with mild sweetness so will give this recipe a try.

Narmadha said...

Lovely texture Suma. Mug cakes are best when we suddenly carve something sweet and not in a mood to bake elaborate ones.