Monday, March 21, 2011

nutella mug cake

This Week's Craving is chocolate, chocolate chocolate!  I decided that I wanted to showcase an easy chocolate recipe - fast to whip up, fast to down.  I also wanted absolutely no leftovers!  I'm trying to get swimsuit ready, and a load of chocolate cookies isn't going to help me get there.

To the rescue...The Family Kitchen!  This beautiful blog has a post on Nutella mug cake (you really should check it out - her picture is SO much better than mine).  I love mug cakes - you know, the kind you mix right in your coffee mug and then microwave to perfection?  They don't require a lot of effort and leave me perfectly satisfied.

My husband declared this mug cake the best he's ever had.

A few thoughts on this recipe:
  • The recipe calls for self-rising flour.  If you don't have that in your cabinet (and I didn't), use all-purpose flour with a little baking powder mixed in.  By "a little," I mean 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon.  
  • Use the largest mug you've got.  I used one of my larger mugs, and as you can tell from my picture, it still overflowed a bit.  
  • Mix your batter really, really, really well.  Otherwise, you might have bits of scrambled egg or clumps of flour mixed into your lovely cake.
Nutella Mug Cake
from The Family Kitchen
4 T. self-rising flour
4 T. sugar
1 egg
3 T. cocoa powder
3 T. Nutella
3 T. milk
3 T. olive or vegetable oil.

Combine all ingredients in a large coffee mug (I suggest spraying the mug with cooking spray first).  Whisk well with a fork until smooth.  Microwave on high for 1 1/2 to 3 minutes, or until done.

Toppings: You could top with whipped cream, but I generally prefer whipping up a thin chocolate glaze.  I mix a teaspoon of cocoa with one tablespoon of powdered sugar, and then I add milk until it's just the right consistency.  You want it a bit thin so that it will seep through the cake...yum!

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  1. Looks wonderful - I was just thinking this weekend, "I should make some mug cakes!" And using Nutella? Well it's my new favorite thing!

  2. YUMMMMM, I will have to show my girls this! They LOVE Nutella!

  3. I've always wanted to try a mug cake. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Looks yummy! Nutella is soooo good!

  5. This looks so easy. I enjoy eating Nu tella on a nice breakfast roll. this looks great, too :) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

  6. A nutella mug cake?? I could just hand each of my daughters a jar of Nutella and a spoon and they would be happy! :-)

  7. Looks like a fun recipe to try! Thanks for sharing and for hosting! Have a great day!

  8. OH MY!!! Like I needed another reason to like Nutella!! Good lord.. help me.. that looks amazing..
    Hope you don't mind.. but I share the link with my FB followers..

  9. holy cow, nutella mug cake! i love this! i had bookmarked a bunch of recipes to get back and comment on post vacation and this was one i knew i needed to share some love on. thanks for sharing :)


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