Tonight, after dinner I was lounging around and surfing Pinterest. I came across a photo of a brownie in a mug that caught me eye for 3 reasons.
1. HubLub and I earlier in the evening had been looking through old pics on our computer and came across one of my chocolate cakes. It looked so good we almost went to the grocery store for ingredients.
2. I was really in the mood for a dessert. Like, really in the mood.
3. I'd heard about, and probably at
one point tried, baking a dessert in a mug. It seemed like such a clever idea. And such a brilliant solution to reason #2.
At that moment all three reasons added up together in my mind to inspire me to seize the moment. I literally immediately got up and headed to the kitchen. I pulled out ingredients and followed the recipe.
In a matter of 5 minutes I had the finished product in front of me. I tried two recipes: gooey chocolate mug cake and a chocolate chip cookie dough cake.
The chocolate one was better than expected and very rich. It's best eaten with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. The chocolate chip one was a total disappointment (too eggy) and sadly ended up in the trash.
Here's your chance to seize the day and whip up this uber quick dessert right now.
In a microwaveable mug combine an egg, 1-2 Tbs cocoa powder, 1/4 cup of powdered sugar. Nuke for 1 minute. Serve with ice cream. Rich enough for two people to share one mug.
Note: I used 2 Tbs of cocoa and thought it was too rich. Next time I'm going to try 1 Tbs.
Recipe via blogs.babble.com