Aren’t these Peonies pretty? My dad likes to spontaneously buy flowers for my mom, so occasionally our kitchen will be graced by a few flowers standing tall amidst the mess I make on the counter while baking.
Contrary to what my parents think, I do clean up after my self. Honestly, I probably clean the kitchen at least 3 to 4 times every time I bake. I have to clean the kitchen before I start so everything is cleared out for baking. Then I clean everything I use while baking at least once because I don’t have enough utensils, and then I clean the kitchen again at the end once I’m finished. Usually by the end of baking, I’m so tired that I leave one or two bowls on the counter to clean later…but…seeing the bowls unwashed on the counter my parents start to complain that I always make a mess of the kitchen when I bake…-__-
As frustrating as it is, I find it quite amusing that you can do everything right hundreds of times but the one time you do something wrong is all people will remember (*goes to punch some dough* LOL jk)
Anyways, now onto the real reason for this post. Chocolate mug cakes! Yey :). I had a phase in high school where I thought mug cakes were so cool. But some mug cake recipes are extremely guilt inducing because of the amount of butter and sugar they use for a single mug cake or they just turn out really gross. It took me a while to come across this simple recipe that won’t explode on you in the microwave (recipes that use egg tend to do that) and is fairly simple to follow. It’s a perfect recipe for those times when you don’t have the time/resources to bake, or you’re just too impatient and lazy to make a real recipe.
Four ingredients…that’s it 🙂
Chocolate Mug Cake
- 1/4 Cup Chocolate Chips
- 3 Tbsp Milk
- 3 Tbsp Flour
- 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
Melt the Chocolate Chips and Milk in a mug for 30 seconds in a microwave. Mix to combine.
Once the Chocolate and Milk are combined, add in the flour and baking powder. Mix to Combine
*IMPORTANT* : Just barely mix the flour into the milk/chocolate mixture. This is a very small recipe so gluten will develop pretty quickly when you're mixing. If you mix too much, your cake will be very rubbery. It's ok to have small lumps in your batter, just don't over mix your cake.
Once the flour is mixed in, microwave your cake for 1 minute and you're done! Yey, easy right? 🙂