To the rescue...The Family Kitchen! This beautiful blog has a post on Nutella mug cake (you really should check it out - her picture is SO much better than mine). I love mug cakes - you know, the kind you mix right in your coffee mug and then microwave to perfection? They don't require a lot of effort and leave me perfectly satisfied.
My husband declared this mug cake the best he's ever had.
A few thoughts on this recipe:
- The recipe calls for self-rising flour. If you don't have that in your cabinet (and I didn't), use all-purpose flour with a little baking powder mixed in. By "a little," I mean 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon.
- Use the largest mug you've got. I used one of my larger mugs, and as you can tell from my picture, it still overflowed a bit.
- Mix your batter really, really, really well. Otherwise, you might have bits of scrambled egg or clumps of flour mixed into your lovely cake.
from The Family Kitchen
4 T. self-rising flour
4 T. sugar
3 T. cocoa powder
3 T. Nutella
3 T. milk
3 T. olive or vegetable oil.
Combine all ingredients in a large coffee mug (I suggest spraying the mug with cooking spray first). Whisk well with a fork until smooth. Microwave on high for 1 1/2 to 3 minutes, or until done.
Toppings: You could top with whipped cream, but I generally prefer whipping up a thin chocolate glaze. I mix a teaspoon of cocoa with one tablespoon of powdered sugar, and then I add milk until it's just the right consistency. You want it a bit thin so that it will seep through the cake...yum!
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