I had a lot of homework this weekend. What is a girl to do when she is stuck at home slaving away analyzing Native American Oral Tradition and deriving relative rates?
As Marie Antoinette once said,
"Let them eat cake!"
Except I'm not planning on beheading anyone. At all. I just like cake.
And so I bring you: Chocolate Peanut Butter Heaven.
Ya'll. Heaven. in. a. mug.
Here's my recipe for those of you who want to experience this amazingness. It's so easy it's dangerous.
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
- enough chocolate chips to satisfy your craving. Don't forget to pop a couple while you're making it!
Melt the butter in a small bowl, and mix in the peanut butter. Then, combine the egg, vanilla and sugar in the mug and mix until you feel like your arm is going to fall off. Combine the dry ingredients, add them in, and mix it all up until it's smooth and even. Pop it in the microwave for 1-2 minutes (1 did 1:10 on on and 1:30 for my brother- I liked the 1:10 better!) and top. Recipe for the topping is down below this beautiful photo.
To make this amazing topping that will have you licking the spoon like a fiend (although who doesn't always lick the spoon?), melt chocolate chips and slowly add in almond milk, mixing every 1/2 tablespoon or so until desired consistency is released.
NOTE: Be careful not to add in all the almond milk at once- the chocolate will seize up and be gross. Mixing is your best friend.
Enjoy! Doesn't this look ah-mazing!?
Also, this recipe makes a pretty big cake! My brother and I ate half each and stuck it in the fridge for the next day. Still delicious.
Apart from eating cake, I did a lot of homework, like I said. My parents, however, attended a beautiful gala and got all dressed up. I pulled out my camera and took a few pictures, one of which I am totally in love with!
This shot of my mommy makes me so happy! What do you think?
I hope your weekends were more exciting than mine, although I got some pretty amazing food.
(and a sweet new watermark- thanks jamie!)
What do you think of the mug cake movement? Yes, I just called it a movement.
Let me know!