Chocolate & Peanut Butter Mug Cake
Makes: 1 mug cake
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1½ ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 3 tablespoons superfine sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon salted roasted peanuts, roughly chopped
  1. Place the butter and chocolate in a 11/2 cup mug and microwave for 10–20 seconds until melted.
  2. Add the egg and milk to the mug and beat with a fork until thoroughly combined.
  3. Add the sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt, and beat again until smooth, then float a tablespoon of peanut butter on top of the cake mixture but don’t stir—this will sink down as the cake cooks to create a lovely gooey peanut butter center.
  4. Cook in the microwave for 2 minutes 20 seconds @ 600W, 2 minutes @ 800W, or 1 minute 40 seconds @ 1000W.
  5. While the cake is still warm, top with the remaining peanut butter. Wait for it to melt slightly and then sprinkle with peanuts, curl up on the sofa, and enjoy.
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