While jumping from work to Facebook to Twitter yesterday, I saw this tweet from Baker Street saying "Chocolate Buttermilk Pound Cake" Immediately, my craving for chocolate cake hit me!
Okay, with the things I am doing, I cannot spend that much time in the kitchen, instead, I searched the internet for those 'mug' cakes. You see, the internet is my savior in times like this.
There are so many versions out there, so many that I chose those with stories behind them so I would know what they think about it. After I have chosen one recipe, I hit the kitchen and made myself this chocolate mug cake. True to the writer's word, I was done in less than 5 minutes.
Looks yummy, right? Don't be deceived. this mug cake turned out to be rubbery and hard, more so when it cooled down a bit. Have you tried reheating a piece of bread in a microwave for too long? That's how it turned out. Not good.
I was disappointed of course, but then again, I really want some chocolate cake!
Off to the kitchen again and tweaked the recipe remembering the times when I bake. What could have gone wrong with that recipe? I remember making a one-minute peanut butter cake before so I revisited that post and found my answer! Baking powder and shorter cooking time.
Here's how I did it in 5 minutes.
Chocolate Nutella Cake
3 Tbps all purpose flour
3 Tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 Tbsp cocoa powder, unsweetened
1 Tbsp nutella
3 Tbsp milk
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1 Tbsp chocolate chip
Instead of mixing everything directly in the mug (which most of the recipes in the internet says), I mixed the ingredients in a separate bowl. This is not rocket science, just mix everything up until moistened.
Transfer to a mug, in my case, I used a ceramic bowl with flat bottom.
Pop it in the microwave, set to high and cook for 1 minute 30 seconds.
Now this is what I am looking for! Dense, moist and simply delicious.
One big bite for me, please?
This is for quick eats, oven baked is still better but this will do ",) for now...
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