Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake

It's 9:34 PM. You're in the middle of the latest episode of Revenge when boom. It hits. That middle-of-the-night-dear-Lord-give-me-something-sweet craving.

There are little to no sweets to be found in our household. Not because Seamus and I don't love sweets. But because we do love them. So much that I'm sure if we had our fill of calorie filled goodies on a daily basis, we would both have bellies that would give Santa Claus a run for his money. To kick those late night cravings, we do however keep a box of Trader Joe's mini peanut butter cups in the freezer. Pop two or three in your mouth and the craving is kept at bay. This satisfies me plenty, however for the growing boy of the household, not so much. This brings me to this week's Pin Win.

Cake in a mug. I repeat. Cake. In. A. Mug.

After searching the web for something quick, delicious, and easy to make, I came across this deliciously delectable recipe for a Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake. This guilty pleasure is brought to you by Yammie's Noshery.

First, assemble your ingredients.

2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons chocolate chips

Next, melt the butter and mix with peanut butter. Stir it up!

Then, in your mug mix together the vanilla, egg, and sugar until well combined. Pour the flour, cocoa, salt and baking powder into a bowl. Mix. Then add to your mug. You'll end up with a nice, dark mix like this:

Remember the buttery, nuttery mix you melted and stirred up before? Add that to your batter mix and stir well. 

Drooling yet? Because I was. Now, the recipe calls for chocolate chips, but I bumped it up a knotch and added in those yummy mini peanut butter cups I told you about earlier.

Now you can take this delicious mixture and pop it in the microwave. The recipe suggested 1 - 2 minutes (depending on your microwave) so I went for 1:30 to be on the safe side. This turned out to be just right for me!

It doesn't look like much, but believe me...this dark, delicious dessert was scrumptious!

The recipe went on to create a peanut butter mousse for a topping. Even though I was ready to dive into my chocolate mug cake, I figured what could make it better than more peanut butter. I decided to give it a shot! Enter mousse ingredients.

1 tablespoon softened cream cheese
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons whipped cream or cool whip
1 tablespoon powdered sugar

Mix together cream cheese, peanut butter and vanilla. Fold in your whipped cream. Sift in the powdered sugar and fold that in as well. Try not to over stir.

Now, I have to be honest, my mixture didn't look anything like the picture. It didn't seem as smooth. So I gave it a taste and added a little more whipped cream, but it didn't seem to do the trick. However, I died and went to heaven when I tasted it, so I said enough. I'm ready to indulge.

So I grabbed a glass of milk and dug in. Ladies and gents, this truly hits the spot for a sweet late night treat. It's easy, quick and the ingredients are simple. I had nearly each ingredient in my house already, which made Seamus even happier when I could whip this recipe up in a jiffy!

Pin Win for sure! Enjoy late night snackers.

No comments:

Post a Comment