Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Moist Chocolate Molten Cake in a Mug

There are so many times I have craved chocolate cake (especially the molten kind that fudge or caramel drips decadently out the middle). Unfortunately my husband hates chocolate, so unless I have company coming, chocolate cake is never in my house.  So when I saw recipes popping up on Pinterest with 5 minute microwave in a mug single serving cakes, I about lost it.  So I got to trying every recipe I found, and unfortunately each one came out dry or tasteless.  Yet, I knew this concept had to work, so I started working on my own recipe, and my friends, I figured out the holy grail of microwave molten cakes.  Now if course it can never compete with a cake mixed with love and care and baked in an oven, but for those late night cravings, this is outstanding.  So have at it, but don't come complaining to me when your pants no longer fit!

In to a large coffee mug put:
5 tbs all-purpose flour
2 rounded tbs ovaltine
2 rounded tbs sugar
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
mix these ingredients together and add
3 tbs milk
1 tbs oil
1/4 tsp vanilla
mix it all up and here’s the great part… lick the spoon or have your kid lick the spoon… no eggs, no worries
You can add some chocolate chips, chopped up candy bar, caramel or nuts now if you want… adding a small handful of chocolate chips and pushing them down into the middle of the batter makes a great molten chocolate cake. (Push 2 chocolate reisen candies side by side in the center...soooo good)

Put it in the microwave for 1 minute, maybe 1 and a half minutes.  Check it at 1 minute though… it cooks really fast and you don’t want to over cook it or it goes dry… if the top is bouncy and a fork stuck in the top comes out clean, its ready.
It’s also really good with a scoop of ice cream dumped right into the mug or some whipped cream.

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