A few nights ago, I was having a MAJOR craving for chocolate peanut butter. As I began searching my pantry, freezer, and fridge, I realized I had NOTHING. Not even a bag of chocolate chips! Something is definitely wrong with that picture, right? Since my hubby was gone on a business trip, and my three kiddos were already tucked in bed for the night, I couldn’t even run to the store to grab something. I began thinking of just about anything that would get me through the craving and immediately thought of all those “cake in a mug” pictures I always see on Pinterest. Now, I always saw those and thought “no thanks” because there is no way a cake can be made in a mug and turn out good, right?? WRONG! After I tried this cake, I can now say, they are awesome! The recipe I found was for a chocolate cake. Since that sounded too plain for me, I decided to add a scoop of peanut butter to the center. If you aren’t a peanut butter fan, or prefer something else, either omit the peanut butter, or use Nutella instead. Either way, if you have a craving for sweets and don’t have anything on hand, I highly recommend trying this!!
- 1/4 cup flour
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 tbsp milk
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp peanut butter (optional)
- In a small bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
- Add in the milk and oil, and whisk until smooth.
- Pour batter into a microwave safe mug (mine was 16 oz, make sure yours is at least 14 oz to avoid spillage).
- Add the 1 tbsp peanut butter (or Nutella) to the center of batter. Simply drop it in, no need to stir or mess with it.
- Place the mug in your microwave for 70 seconds to cook.
- Once done, remove from microwave and stir a bit to coat the cake in the warm peanut butter. Enjoy!
*All microwaves cook differently so you may need to adjust the times a bit.