Single Serve Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

Single Serve Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

Can you spare me 5 minutes of your previous time and make this ridiculously easy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Mug Cake?  It’s not a typo, I really mean 5 minutes (or less). Now that may sound crazy but it’s really true. It took me less than 5 minutes to whip up this decadent single serve dessert. That’s what great about mug cakes, they are so easy as 1, 2, 3, and even a kid can make this simple dessert. They are also small batch, single or double serving is just enough to satisfy your craving without leaving any leftover to worry about.

Single Serve Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Mug Cake Recipe

Some cakes and desserts are great the same day they are made, and some are better as it age for few days. In the world of mug cakes, they are great right after you make them. No time to waste here, just dig in and enjoy it while it is still warm and the chocolate in the center is melting. That is always the best way to appreciate mug cakes.

About this Mug Cake

This mug cake has a soft and moist texture and every spoonful literally melt in your mouth. The peanut butter taste is so intense, and with the melting chocolate with it, it feels like heaven!  It’s not as crumbly as real cake and not heavy as a muffin, it’s a cross between the two. It’s just unbelievably good for something made using microwave. It actually taste like a real cake baked in the oven. Best thing about this, all the ingredients are basic and staples in the kitchen, so you can make it almost anytime you want. To top it all, no egg and no butter in this recipe.

Easy Small Batch Peanut Butter Mug Cake

Few tips for a successful Mug Cake:
  1. Anything microwaveable will work – Glasses, jars, ceramic ramekins, or even paper cups.
  2. Do not fill any mug more than half full The cake will rise as it cooks, and putting more than half full will make it over spill. Make sure to use mug that has big enough room when the cake rises. You might need to experiment on this to get the right mug size for your recipe. Always remember, bigger is better. It helps to have the mug on a small plate before putting it in microwave. This way, if overflow happens, it is easier to cleanup.
  3. Start with the minimum cook time of your recipe Cooking time could vary depending on the microwave wattage as well as type, size and shape of mug used. Always start with the minimum time, and microwave in 30 seconds interval. Check the cake by carefully touching the top, it should be firm and springy, not at all doughy but still a little bit moist. Sometimes, the cake will start to pull away from the side of the mug. If it’s not done, keep cooking it in 15-second bursts.
  4. Sinking happens – Mug cakes often deflate, this is normal. It will rise like a soufflé, and will quickly deflate. Don’t fill it up more than halfway, it won’t help. It will create a mess when it over flow.
  5. Best eaten the day they are made – One thing I noticed, mug cakes are best eaten the day they are made, or should I say immediately after you made them while they are still soft and moist. Sometimes, as you store it longer, it could get dry. If this happens,  reheat it for 10 seconds in microwave.

Peanut Butter Mug Cake

Let’s bake it!

If you are not comfortable making it in microwave, you can also bake it in the oven for 22-27 minutes at 350F. It’s not 5 minutes, but it is still not too long of a wait for something this simple and delicious. I really recommend you try this recipe. This is a great quick fix for chocolate peanut butter craving, and a great emergency dessert to serve. You can even top it with vanilla ice cream to make it extra special. Let me show you how to make it. Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • 4 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk or regular milk
  • 3 tbsp creamy or chunky peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp semi-sweet/dark chocolate chunks or chocolate chips

Microwave Instructions:

  1. In a microwave safe mug, add all ingredients except chocolate. Using a small whisk, mix vigorously until batter is smooth and no flour chunks remain.
  2. Stir 1 tbsp of chocolate chips into the cake batter. Add another 1/2 tbsp concentrated in the center/middle of the batter (so that when you dig into the center of your cake when it’s finished, it has a concentrated amount of chocolate). Sprinkle remaining 1/2 tbsp on top.Small Batch Peanut Butter Mug Cake
  3. Cook in the microwave at full power for about 1 minute. If cake batter is still gooey, cook for an additional 15 seconds. Allow cake to cool a few minutes before eating. Cake is best eaten warm.Small Batch Peanut Butter Mug Cake Recipe

Recipe suggestions:

  • It is best to eat the cake directly from the mug and avoid removing it from the mug when eating it as the crumb is looser than a traditional cake.
  • If you choose to omit the chocolate chips, you may need to add more sugar to the batter.

Oven Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. In a ramekin: Add all ingredients except chocolate. Using a small whisk, mix vigorously until batter is smooth and no flour chunks remain.
  3. Stir 1 tbsp of chocolate chips into the cake batter. Add another 1/2 tbsp concentrated in the center/middle of the batter (so that when you dig into the center of your cake when it’s finished, it has a concentrated amount of chocolate). Sprinkle remaining 1/2 tbsp on top.
  4. Bake 24-27 minutes or until center springs back when you push your finger on it. The toothpick test will not work here are there are chocolate in the center an will always come out wet.

Serves 1

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Peanut Butter Mug recipe

 

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Recipe adapted from: Kirbiecraving.com

Categories: Cakes, Mug Cake, Sweets

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