Friday, May 17, 2013

Chocolate Peanut Butter Microwave Mug Cake

Sometimes after dinner I really want cake... and that's sayin' something because I work on a cupcake truck. But, I live alone and don't want to bake a whole cake or a whole set of cupcakes. So, this single serve microwave mug cake is the best! It just takes a few minutes to measure out the ingredients and one minute in the microwave and then viola!- a ooey gooey, rich, chocolatey cake right in your favorite coffee mug or jar.

I've made several variations of mug cakes and this recipe is by far the best. First, there's no egg- so it won't come out spongey. Second, peanut butter (or nutella or both (do both- it's amazing)) add richness and moisture to the cake! 
I like to use the clear jar because you can see if all of the batter is blended up- you don't want a mouthful of flour and baking soda while you're eating your cake! 
Treat yo self tonight and whip this up. 
You'll be glad you did!

What You'll Need:
3 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
3 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon peanut butter (or Nutella)
What To Do:
In a large mug, whisk (with a small whisk or large fork) together the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt). Add the milk, vegetable oil and peanut butter. Whisk until smooth.
Cook in the microwave on high for 1 minute and 10 seconds. (Microwaves cook at different rates so if your cake doesn't look completely cooked, continuing cooking in intervals of 10 seconds until completed).
Serve immediately!
Recipe from The Novice Chef


  1. I will be making this soon! I have tried a few and haven't found a go-to recipe yet...This may just be it! Had a "duh" moment when you suggested the mason jar, I am always paranoid it's not getting mixed enough! Thanks to you, I have a solution. :)

  2. Deliciousness. This looks so good.

  3. I see cake every single night in my future. This looks amazingggg.

  4. I just made this.. and Chelsea from Ft. Worth Tx, I love it! Lol And I had to put all that mumbo jumbo in there about you being from Tx simply because, I'm a homesick Texas girl living in Boston... Thanks for the recipe. It's a keeper!


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