Mug Cake From Scratch

Oh how I love baking from scratch! Yes, boxed mixes are easy and yes, they do taste pretty good, but there is just a pleasant satisfaction I get when I make something from scratch. Now, cake is not my favorite thing to make from scratch, so I had to find a way to make it more appealing. How about making a single serve version that you can prepare and eat in under 10 minutes! I would say under 5 minutes, but if you don’t let this cool a little you will surely burn your mouth. Trust me on that one. 😉 Anyway, this is so easy and delicious you will want to make it over and over again. Enjoy!!

Mug Cake From Scratch
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  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • ⅛ teaspoon vanilla
  • sprinkle of chocolate chips
  1. Mix dry ingredients together in a large mug.
  2. Add wet ingredients in the order listed: milk, oil, peanut butter, egg, vanilla. Mix until just moistened. Do not over mix.
  3. Sprinkle chocolate chips and give one good stir. I used a small palm-ful of chips.
  4. Cook in microwave for 1 minute on high. Depending on the wattage of your microwave it my take a bit longer to cook. I used a 1200 watt microwave and my cake was done after 1 minute. If your cake is not done after 1 minute, continue to cook in 30 second intervals until cooked through.
  5. This might not be a typical cake consistency for you as it is spongy more than moist. Believe me though, this is oh so delicious and definitely worth a try. Enjoy!


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