6.02.2014

Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake



Those of you who have known me earlier this year during winter quarter...know that, if there's one combination in this world I couldn't live without, it's chocolate and peanut butter. I pretty much subsisted on my daily dose of chocolate peanut butter Haagan Daas ice cream. I had to have at least one pint in stock in my little dorm freezer, and I attribute all my winter quarter successes to the ice cream. At some point, I discovered a new flavor called Caramel Cone, which I dubbed my new favorite, but ultimately I reverted back to chocolate peanut butter. I get very attached.

Some call the flavor combination a polarizing juxtaposition. It's one thing to like chocolate, and it's one thing to like peanut butter. But for a non-peanut butter lover, this combination may seem rather horrifying. Who are you? I understand. Actually I'm not sure if I do, hehe. In that case, this dessert may not be the one for you. Maybe you'd like these mini pies instead.





But for someone like me who has a special set of standards for her desserts, this simple on-the-go mug cake is a genius kind of invention. Perfect to satisfy my chocolate craving, and even better when served with chocolate peanut butter Haagan Daas ice cream. Too bad I only had vanilla ice cream on hand at the moment for photographs.

It tastes fabulous. Try it.

Cheers,
Monica

Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake
From The Novice Chef Blog

Ingredients
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
3 tablespoons whole milk
1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter

Directions
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. This recipe will rise a lot and then deflate. Serve immediately. Enjoy!



12 comments:

  1. I am probably the only person you "know" who doesn't like peanut butter. But that's OK - more for you! My peanut-butter loving husband and daughter would love and appreciate this mug cake. That way we don't have an entire cake sitting around the house!

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    1. Haha as it turns out, Eva, there are others I've met who aren't fanatics about peanut butter either (imagine that!! haha I kid). It's true though, one of the perks of this recipe is that it's so quick and easy and doesn't leave any leftovers! A win on a win on a win (: Have a wonderful day

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  2. I adore mug cakes because I can whip them up so fast and they are so delish and gooey when warm! This is an excellent one!

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    1. I agree 100%! I can't believe that this is the first time that I finally got around to trying a mug cake recipe, because these things are dangerously good and so convenient to make! Have a great day (:

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  3. Looks great, Monica! Love the pictures. I made a chocolate mug cake with my son during the winter and I told him it was "magic"...he was really amazed by how it turned to cake in a snap! I'm thinking the addition of PB is just the thing! I crave peanut butter all the time and these mug cake could use that extra richness. And ice cream on top is a must - makes it 10x better. :)

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    1. Hahaha I love that you told your son the mug cake was "magic"! If I were a kid, I'd be totally enamored by the concept. And YES, the peanut butter addition and ice cream on top can only make it even better (:

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  4. I love mug cakes!! It's been ages since I last made one!

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    1. Me too! I'm thinking of making this again when I feel a chocolate and peanut butter craving ;)

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    1. Thank you, Daniel! It tastes amazing too (:

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  6. What a perfect dessert for dorm life! I wish I had known about mug cakes when I was in college (geez, I sound like I went to college in the stone age....). The concept sounds soooo counter intuitive, but this recipe is very convincing proof to the contrary.

    PS: People who don't like chocolate and peanut butter baffle me too :)

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    1. Hahaha we all know you did NOT go to college in the stone age, Nora!! Welcome to the modern age of instant chocolate mug cakes though. It's pretty awesome when you find yourself having a sudden sugar craving (: Haha YES, I knew you'd be on my side, Nora. Have a great day!

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