Why a mug cake when I can bake a perfectly well “super wow” cake????? !!! Well , sheer shameless confession —- I was lazy. There, I have said it !!! There are days when you feel you are on top of the world and can and will overcome all obstacles in your way !! Ahhhh the determination and the go getter attitude exuding from every pore of your skin !!! and then there are those horrid godforsaken days when your are barely scraping through and a mere push will topple your world over !!!
I however had neither !!!! My day was just an average, ordinary, oh so not special day ! It came and went with zero accomplishments and misses ( well, almost if you minus the mundane chores) !! The story behind this marvellous creation is no different from any other !! Cravings !! Post dinner sugar cravings which we should not give in ever but when you do , ohhhh so satisfying !
I didn’t want to indulge… seriously !! I did not want to add more calories to my (already tilted to the red side) day but my mind kept nudging me toward the refrigerator. It was a nudge which didn’t involve a piece of chocolate candy or a scoop of ice-cream !! what my mind wanted ( not me ) was a ” CAKE” a chocolate cake – Not to sweet but sweet , not to dense but dense, not to rich but rich , etc, etc, etc !!! Can you relate to my dilemma ??? Anyone there who can relate to what I went through last night !!??? A pure sinful Human Hoover moment!!!!???????
Eventually , what came out of the microwave was simply delightful !! This cake is a no brainer. Get a mug , mix everything and nuke it for 1:30 sec and there you have it ! your own pièce de résistance !! Oh la la …. it will melt your worries away !! It’s a promise. Let me know how it went for you !!
3 Tbsp All purpose Flour
3 Tbsp Milk
3 Tbsp Brown Sugar
2 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
1 Tbsp unflavored Oil
1/4 Tsp Baking soda powder
A dash of Vanilla
Tiny pinch of salt
2 Tbsp Nutella ( Divided)
- Add all dry ingredients into the mug and give it a stir with a fork.
- Add wet ingredients and one tbsp of nutella and give a good stir.
- Add another dollop of nutella on top of the batter and microwave for a minute and half.
- Rest the mug for couple of minutes before digging.