November 22, 2013

Nutella Mug Cake

Just for the record, I am crazy about chocolates & nutella. So, when I made this nutella mug cake, I was more than happy, for this cake is a "delicious" mix of both. The cake is super addictive and if not for single serving, my sugars would have shot up roof high!! In a way, this "single-serve" mug cake is a perfect fix for your everyday sugar rush!

When I made this cake for the first time, my daughter thought the cake was magic and looked at me like I was some magician!! She just couldn't believe that I whipped up the cake so quick, in matter of minutes. The cake was so irresistible that even VJ was asking for seconds, though he is not a big fan of nutella!

You don't need an elaborate set of ingredients, a conventional oven or anything. Just a few spoonfuls of ingredients, a mug and a microwave for a warm, soft, dense, not too-sweet, rightly portioned cake - the best treat ever on a cold winter evening!!

Pick up your favorite book, find a cozy corner in the house, make yourself comfortable and what else, just dig in!! Yeah, you can thank me later for the recipe!!

For vegan options, you could replace regular milk with almond milk / soy milk. Just incase you are not a fan of nutella, go ahead and replace it with peanut butter / almond butter. The cake tastes equally yummy with these replacements as well!!

Basic Info
Complexity - Simple
Prep time - 5 mins
Cook time - 2 mins
Serves - 1 cup

All Purpose Flour - 4 tbsp
Sugar - 2 tbsp
Cocoa Powder - 2 tbsp
Baking Powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - a pinch
Regular Milk - 4 tbsp
Oil - 2 tbsp
Chocolate Chips - 1 tsp
Nutella - 3 tbsp

Take a bowl, and mix all the dry ingredients (1 through 5 in the list) using a whisk until well combined. Next, add milk & oil and give it a good mix. Finally add nutella, choco chips and give a stir.

Transfer the cake batter to a microwaveable cup and microwave on high for 2 mins (or) until done.

Find a cozy corner & just dig in!!

- Replace white sugar with brown sugar or other sugar alternatives.
- Make sure you have double the amount of space as that of cake batter for the cake to expand.
- Wash the mug/cup inside-out before pouring the cake batter, for the moisture keeps the cake from sticking to the sides of the mug.