Moist chocolate cake with a molten peanut butter center bakes up in a microwaved mug in just one minute!
Today I’m sharing the perfect treat for those days when you’re craving a little something sweet but there’s nary a cookie or cupcake or piece of candy in the house.
Did you know that at any given moment, you are just a few short minutes away from straight-up, legitimate CAKE?! It’s true. As long as you’re stocked with a few pantry basics like flour and sugar, and as long as you can rustle up a bit of milk and butter, you can whip up a fresh, decadent, piping-hot dessert for one (or more!) in about the same amount of time it would take to scoop a bowl of ice cream.
Have you made a microwave mug cake before? They’re kind of magical. For this version, you just stir up your simple ingredients (this recipe doesn’t even require an egg!), pour your batter into a mug, dollop in a swirl of peanut butter and mini chocolate chips, and set the microwave for a minute. Before your very eyes, the liquid batter rises up and bakes into a rich, gooey, chocolate cake with a molten peanut butter center. And yes, it’s every bit as good as it sounds.
If anyone else in the house shares your sweet tooth, you can easily double, triple, or quadruple this recipe. Simply divide the batter between the corresponding number of mugs and microwave them one at a time. With each cake only taking one minute to bake, you’ll still have dessert ready in a matter of minutes.
And it’s up to you how you prefer to enjoy these little babies. You can eat your cake straight out of the mug (which is what I typically do). Or if you’re feeling fancy and don’t mind dirtying one more dish, you can spray your mug with cooking spray before adding the batter and then overturn your cake onto a plate once baked for a quick take on a molten lava cake.
Regardless of how you choose to serve them, any fan of chocolate and peanut butter won’t want to miss these to-die-for mug cakes! After all, it’s hard to beat fresh, hot, chocolate cake goodness, but if anything can, it would be a peanut buttery center. And the fact that these can be ready — from start to finish — in under five minutes? Well, that sounds like a pretty perfect way to satisfy a rogue sugar craving to me. 😉
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