Sorry for not posting on Saturday everyone! I’ve been really busy lately, and not in a fun way. More in a “why is there suddenly so much stuff to clean” way. Plus, I waited until the last minute to make my Halloween costume, which meant all of my free time was spent creating a costume I had to explain to everyone I saw.
Aaaannyway, on top of all of the stuff I’ve had to do lately, I have developed quite a sweet tooth. It’s weird, because I will normally choose savory over sweet in a heartbeat. These past few weeks, though, I’ve been craving chocolate like nobody’s business. Last week, I needed chocolate chip cookies, to the point where I got home from work and immediately took the butter out of the fridge to soften.
I don’t need a bunch of cookies all the time, though, sometimes I just want a super quick way to satisfy that craving with one serving, and mug cake is totally the answer. I’m not a huge cake fan, but lava cake always does the trick. It’s like a brownie with hot fudge poured over it. Add some peanut butter, and that sweet tooth won’t know what hit it. Here’s the recipe to make your own:
Peanut Butter & Chocolate Lava Mug Cake
- 2 TBSP Butter, Melted
- 2 TBSP Water
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- pinch of salt
- 2 TBSP Cocoa Powder (I love the special dark for this)
- 4 TBSP Sugar
- 4 TBSP All-Purpose Flour
- 1 1/2 TBSP Peanut Butter (I’d recommend creamy for this, but crunchy was all I had)
- You can melt the butter right in your mug, then add your water, vanilla and salt, whisk together.
- Add your cocoa powder and whisk until smooth
- Then, add your sugar one tablespoon at a time, whisking in between until smooth.
- Finally, add your flour, in the same way as your sugar, and whisk well. You should have something resembling cake batter at this time.
- Drop your peanut butter off a spoon right in the center of the batter, and press it down a little so the sides of the drop are covered by the batter.
- Microwave for 50-60 seconds, right around 55 seconds was perfect for my microwave, the peanut butter melts, the sides become a nice, moist cake, and there is still a little molten chocolate.
- Let it sit for a couple of minutes. Your lava cake will be lava hot right out of the microwave.
- I also recommend keeping a glass of milk nearby. You’ll need it.