Mug Cake Mania

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After my recent post on delicious Nutella mug cake I decided to delve further into the world of mug cakes. I found a great link that had every flavor of mug cake you can imagine, including some healthier options. When looking at some of the other sites, a chocolate and caramel recipe caught my attention. The first reason I like mug cakes is because they require little ingredients and little effort. The second reason is that it is just a few spoonfuls of deliciousness and then you don’t feel like you overindulged, especially when you share with a spouse, like I did. This recipe was perfect because I had all the ingredients in the house, I hate having to run to the store for last minute missing ingredients. It usually kills my baking mojo. Also, I used some Marzetti caramel apple dip for the caramel ingredient listed. This cake was amazing, so moist and warm, like a brownie straight out of the oven, but in under 2 minutes time! The caramel was like a surprise filling that made the cake taste even more decadent. So if you need just a few spoonfuls of something sweet get out your favorite jumbo mug and try this recipe

Chocolate Caramel Mug Cake

ingredients:

4 tablespoons all purpose flour
4 tablespoons white granulated sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 egg
2 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
3 1/2 tablespoons milk
splash of vanilla extract
3 1/2 tablespoons oil
1 1/2 tbsp caramel (or 2 caramel candy squares)

directions:

Combine all ingredients except caramel in an oversized coffee mug. Whisk well with a fork until smooth. Microwave on high for 50 seconds. Cake should have started to turn solid form but still somewhat liquidy. Remove cup from microwave and add in caramel to the center of the cake. Push it slightly down so that the chocolate batter covers the caramel, but you don’t want to push it too far down as the caramel will sink while cooking. Cook for an additional 40 seconds and check if batter is done. If it is is still gooey, cook for an additional 30 seconds. Mine was done at 1 min 45 seconds (total cook time including 50 seconds before adding caramel sauce). Cool for a few minutes before serving while still warm.

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