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Recipe ReDux: Peanut Butter Chocolate Mug Cake


I don't know about where you are, but it's been pretty freezing here in NYC. The other day I went to an early morning exercise class and it was NEGATIVE 15 degrees outside. It's insane.


When it gets brutally cold like this, I turn to warm drinks and comfort foods. That happens to coincide nicely with this month's Recipe ReDux theme: Chocolate Matches. My immediate instinct when it comes to mixing flavors with chocolate is chocolate with nuts, fruit, and my all time favorite, peanut butter. So why not mix up these flavors and satisfy my sweet tooth all at the same time?


Chocolate and peanut butter are a match made in heaven. I actually have yet to meet a single person who doesn't like this combo, therefore I assume this person doesn't even exist. This cake is mixed together and then "baked" in the microwave, making for a super quick dessert. I made the recipe in glass jars which both look pretty and keep the portion size in control. You could also easily dump one recipe's worth in a large mug and bake yourself a bigger cake. It's totally up to you. I find the smaller portion is perfect, especially with a scoop of ice cream on top, because this cake is dense and amazingly rich.

What do you like to pair with your chocolate?



Peanut Butter Chocolate Mug Cake
Adapted from Yammie's Noshery, serves 2

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 chia egg (1 tablespoon ground chia seeds + 3 tablespoons water) or 1 regular egg
1 teaspoon almond, hazelnut, or any other milk
2 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips (peanut butter chips would also be great here)

Toppings (optional): ice cream, whipped cream, hot fudge, or anything else you want!

Directions:

1. Mix the wet ingredients together in a bowl (or just in the mug if you're making only 1) until well blended.

2. Add in the dry ingredients and mix well.

3. Divide into two small jars or mugs. Microwave for 2 minutes.

4. Top with desired toppings and eat warm.

Enjoy!



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