Strawberry Nutella Mug Cake




So have you ever found yourself desperately searching for something sweet to eat at say...9 o'clock at night?  And maybe you get sooo desperate that you'll eat some of your kids Halloween candy you found stashed in the back of the cabinet.

No?  Um...Yeah, me neither.  But in case you ever think you are on the verge of doing something desperate, like even thinking a Twinkie sounds good, then maybe you should try this beautiful dessert I just came across.

MUG CAKE!

It's brilliant!  Throw your ingredients into a large mug, whisk, microwave, and BAM!  A personal, hot gooey cake, all for you.  I mean, I guess you could share, but really, why?!  

Get into your comfy pants, make your very own mug cake, curl up on the couch, and RELAX.  You deserve it.






Strawberry Nutella Mug Cake
adapted from The Family Kitchen on blogs.babble.com

- 4 Tbsp. self-rising flour
- 4 Tbsp. granulated sugar
- 3 Tbsp. cocoa powder
- 1/2 Tbsp. espresso powder (optional)
- 3 Tbsp. Nutella
- 1 Tbsp. strawberry preserves (sub your favorite or omit)
- 1 egg
- 3 Tbsp. milk
- 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil

*Whisk all the ingredients in a large mug.  Place mug on a plate in case it spills over.  Microwave for 2 1/2 - 3 minutes; go with less time if you have a high wattage microwave.  Top with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and fresh strawberries if you have them.

I had leftover whipped frosting and chocolate sauce from these cupcakes I made from my son's 5th birthday yesterday.  And if you want a stronger Nutella flavor, spread some over the top of the warm cake before adding the whipped cream.  Serious Mmmmmm.

* I have a baby whisk, so if you don't have one, just use a fork.


Om, nom, nom
I'm sharing this week at Inside BruCrew, Chef in Training, Crazy for Crust, Something Swanky, and Six Sisters Stuff.  Make sure you go to their sites to check out all the goodies too!

16 comments:

  1. Is self rising flour different from All Purpose Flour? Im definitely thinking of trying this tonight!!

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    1. It is actually! I found it easily with all the other flours at my local grocery store. Now it's nice to have it on hand to make these mug cakes. Hope you enjoy this just as much as I did, thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Oh wow, yum, yum! We're in the muddle of strawberry season so this will be made in my house very soon! Pinned.

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  3. Gosh - it looks soooooooooooooo good
    I just love it, and yest - it's a great idea

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  4. This looks great, I love how you can just make one of them! I would love if you would share this and any other posts at Showcase Your Talent Thursday http://whatscookinglove.blogspot.com/2012/04/showcase-your-talent-thursday-3.html. I hope to see you there!

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  5. OMG!!!
    This is one irresistable dessert!
    thks for sharing :)

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  6. A few weeks ago, I downloaded a free Kindle book Gluten-Free Microwave Mug Cakes! So happy I did! :-p

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    1. I love my Kindle and free books are the BEST! Good luck with your GF mug cakes!

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  7. No I never ever get those cravings at 9 pm...never;-) Fine you got me...I get them all the time!!! This is an awesome little cake for when those cravings hit. Plus it has strawberries in it so it has to be some what healthy right? Thank you so much for sharing on Trick or Treat Tuesday!!!

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  8. Perfect cake when you need a chocolate fix!! We loved having you link up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Hope you'll be back soon! -The Sisters

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  9. I can't believe that you use an entire egg for a mug cake when a whole cake (9x13 or 2-8" cakes) recipe only calls for 2-3 eggs! But that's not going to stop me from trying it!!!

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    1. I thought the very same thing! My curiosity and my love for Nutella got the better of me, and I tried it...I think it's pretty perfect for what it is, so I hope you enjoy it!

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  10. Does anyone know how much baking soda and/or baking powder I need to add with all purpose flour?

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    1. Try this link...http://greekfood.about.com/od/doityourself/qt/farin_ap.htm
      I just Googled it. ;)

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  11. Oh yum! Am pinning this, probably for tonight! Looks delicious!

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  12. I just tried it with 3 broken up walnuts and omitted the preserves. Very good!

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