A Mug Cake a Day...

A Mug Cake a Day...

Keeps the doctor away, right?

Anyone who spends a lot of time with me knows I have an extreme sweet tooth. I love sweets so much that my unofficial life motto is "gotta eat sweets to stay sweet!" Some would say it’s problematic to consume a lot of sweets which I can’t argue with so I’ve begun to master the art of moderation. Recently, my sweet tooth has grown exponentially and I’ve been trying a new mug cake every night because creating a cake in a single serving is the epitome of moderation. I first tried a peanut butter chocolate chip cake followed by a chocolate chip cookie cake, chocolate mocha lava cake, brownie, and vanilla cake. I topped every single one with vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt and sprinkles occasionally.

My favorite mug cake was the peanut butter chocolate chip cake, topped with vanilla frozen yogurt. I think I loved the combination of sweet and salty that the peanut butter added. And I felt guilt free after eating every single one because it wasn’t a huge serving and there wasn't an option for seconds!

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: ~1 minute

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Recipe:

3 tbsp peanut butter

¼ cup milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)

4 tbsp flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill GF flour)

¼ tsp baking powder

1 tbsp granulated sugar

3 tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions:

1. Add all ingredients except the chocolate chips in your mug and mix well until no lumps exist

2. Add in chocolate chips

3. Place in microwave for 60 seconds

Tips:

-Taller mugs are not necessary and don’t make for great photos (i.e. if you’re making this to post on social media/show off to friends try choosing a shorter mug)

-May have to cook longer than suggested to get desired consistency and based on the strength of your microwave. I recommend cooking at 15 second increments until it's at the perfect consistency

-If you want to make the cake in a mug but eat it on a plate, grease the mug first just like you'd grease a baking pan

-Any cake in a mug can be made in a ramekin if you prefer

If you have any cake in a mug recipes you've loved, please share them with me!

Resources: https://kirbiecravings.com/peanut-butter-chocolate-chip-mug-cake/

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