Monday, April 19, 2010

5 minute chocolate mug cake

So tonight, I really needed to bake. It was a case of literally, "Bake it or Break It". I wasn't my usual happy self, and I knew that baking would fix that right up.

The only problem was, there wasn't that many ingredients in my cupboard, and I didn't want to stand over a stove melting butter or chocolate and the like.

Plus, my grandparents had a roast lamb in the oven, so that was out of action.

Enter, the 5 minute chocolate mug cake. Throw all the ingredients into a mug, and chuck it into the microwave. Genius.

I sourced the original recipe here. I didn't have chocolate chips, so I just left those out.

Despite the lack of chocolate chip-ness, the cake-in-a-mug was good. Oh my goodness, it was good. But it needed a little something else.

So I melted 6 squares of cooking chocolate (left over from making cupcakes on the weekend), added about 10 grams of butter and microwaved the lot for about 20 seconds.

Poured on top of the mug cake, and I nearly had a chocolate coma. It was that amazing.

Do yourself a favour and make yourself one. With the cake still warm from the microwave, mixed in with the warm chocolate sauce, this is the perfect chocolate pick-me-up. You'll thank me!

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