|Posted by Trish on January 3, 2013 at 1:25 PM|
Right now there's mug cakes popping up left, right, and center. What is a mug cake??? It is the easiest, and fastest way to get warm cake into your tummy. There is a compromise in texture but we're talking about 5 - 7 minutes from raw ingredients to your tummy
Have you ever heard of the children's story "If you give a mouse a cookie"? I feel like that when I bake. I start with one ingredient to bake a dessert, and I end up making 3 more to use up my ingredients. This is exactly how the mug cake spawned. I made a giant batch of chocolate fudge sauce for ice-cream but I had more fudge sauce than ice-cream, and so I made mug cake to "assist" in the consumption of fudge sauce.
I ended up free pouring certain things.. like chocolate chips, and whipped together the ingredients with a fork. After 3 minutes in the microwave, I smothered it in my freshly-made fudge sauce.
The result: a resemblance of a chocolate pudding cake, with a less appealling texture. But the taste is fantastic. Rich, moist, and decadent. I recommend using the empty mug for a glass of milk to wash it down afterwards.
5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake:
Note: the time required to microwave the chocolate and the cake will depend on the microwave model. You may want to adjust it accordingly to your machine. Also, I used Hershey's semi-sweet chocolate chips but use any of your favorite type.