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.
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|