Raspberry Nutella Mug Cake boasts fluffy chocolate cake with a molten center of Nutella and raspberry preserves…but best of all, it’s portion-controlled and ready to eat in just a few short minutes!
Oh, how I love a good mug cake. And based on our most popular recipes of 2015, so do y’all! 😉 So today I’m back with my newest favorite rendition of microwave cake in a mug…Raspberry Nutella Mug Cake!
I basically took my tried and true One-Minute Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake and tweaked it just a tad, which amazingly enough resulted in a totally different treat. I’ll concede that there aren’t many flavors that complement chocolate better than peanut butter…but if there is one, it just might be raspberries. So I simply combined some seedless raspberry preserves with a dollop of smooth, sweet Nutella to give my chocolate mug cake an oozy, molten center of deliciousness.
If you are reading this and have yet to try a microwave mug cake, allow me to hold your spot for a few minutes while you run to the kitchen and remedy that STAT.
Back already? I told you it was quick! 😉
Despite the fact that you’re only a few minutes away (at any given moment) from your very own decadent dessert, it’s still safer than keeping a whole batch of cookies or an entire chocolate cake on hand. In other words? It’s nice to be able to occasionally indulge your craving for a sweet treat without keeping a stock of sugary, ready-made desserts in the house (which are much harder to resist when they’re already there). And should you scarf down your whole Raspberry Nutella Mug Cake and immediately decide that you want another, the portion-control is already built in…because it’s all gone! You could make another one in a flash, of course, but at least that would give you a few more minutes to think about your decision and attempt to resist. 😉
If you’ve tried mug cakes before but never really thought they were anything special, I encourage you to give one of my recipes a whirl (scroll down past this recipe for the full list of flavors). Each one is perfectly sweet and decadent with a light, fluffy (not dense or gummy) texture, and this Raspberry Nutella Mug Cake fits right in. It actually reminds me of the deep, dark chocolate cake with raspberry sauce that’s a standard fixture on the dessert menu at so many fancy restaurants…except this version can be thrown together for mere pennies and in under five minutes from start to finish.
So enjoy, friends! And if you think of another mug cake flavor that you’d like to see added to this ever-growing list, let me know in the comments! 🙂
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