I love cooking. Baking, not to much. It might be to do with the fact that I am not a dessert person. I like the idea of cupcakes, cakes and so on, but we never really eat them at home and they go to waste, so I tend not to bake.
This Christmas. my cousin got me this book : Mug Cakes. It is ideal for someone like me. It is quick, it is not messy (always a plus) and it makes a perfect amount to treat the boys to a special dessert, or even make one for the grown-ups!
The last couple of days it got really cold and it snowed last night. There was still some snow on the ground yesterday morning so the boys got to play with it before going to school, but I knew it would all be gone by the time they came back so I wanted to make them a treat to make up for it. Crazy mummy logic.
To make a Chocolate Brownie in a mug you will need, besides a mug and a microwave, is:
2 tablespoons soft butter
2 tablespoons caster sugar
1 tablespoons light soft brown sugar
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 medium egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 tablespoons self-raising flour
pinch of salt
2 tablespoons chocolate chips
Place the butter in a mug and microwave for 10-20 seconds until melted.
Add the caster sugar, brown sugar and cocoa powder and beat with a fork until it is very well combined.
Add the egg yolk and vanilla and beat together. Add the flour and salt and beat again until thoroughly combined and smooth. Stir through half chocolate chips and transfer to a mug.
Cook in the microwave for 50 seconds @ 600W, 30 seconds @ 800W or 25 seconds @ 1000W.
Scatter the remaining chocolate chips over the top and cook in the microwave for a further 30 seconds.
Leave it to cool, for about 15 minutes, if you can that is. The cake will be then ready to eat.
The boys loved it and it really make them happy despite all the snow being gone. They inhaled it! And they really appreciated it all the more as I never make them dessert treats. I was the best mother EVER!
I will be trying more of the recipes soon. I can’t wait.
Have you tried them before?