Chocolate and peanut butter team up once again in this 3 ingredient mug cake mix. Make ahead for a warm on demand treat in under a minute.
Mix + water+ 1 minute in the microwave = chocolate peanut butter goodness anytime.
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Warning: this stuff is incredibly addicting!
This mug cake recipe lets you make up a big batch of mix to keep on hand. A few tablespoons in a mug with a couple of tablespoons of water and a minute in the microwave is all it takes.
I believe my love of chocolate and peanut butter has been well documented here (Double Decker Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies anyone?). So when I came across this mug cake mix, I knew I had to find a way to sneak in some peanut butter.
But how to incorporate peanut butter into a dry mix. Then I had a light bulb moment. Enter PB2.
PB2 is basically peanuts that have had the oil pressed out. The remainder is ground and a little sugar and salt is add. The result is a product that is much lower in fat and calories.
That’s all well and good, but I like it because now I can add real peanut butter to just about anything. I can add it to smoothies, stir it into frostings, mix it into whipped cream. Oh the possibilities!
PB2 can be found by the regular peanut butter in just about every grocery store (look on the very top shelf). But just in case you can’t find it, you can get it here. There’s even a chocolate version. Next time.
This recipe is so easy I’m embarrassed to even call it a recipe. Just mix the three ingredients together in a large container (I chose this ultra-chic ice cream container). That’s it!
Now combine 3 tablespoons of mix and 2 tablespoons of water; microwave it in a mug* for 1 minute and you have a delicious quick treat.
Now let me just say up front, If you’re looking for an ultra fugdy, gooey mug cake this ain’t it. It’s chocolatey from the fudgy cake mix. It’s spongy from the angel food cake mix. And it’s a magically quick and easy way to satisfy even your major cravings without pigging out on some major calories.
Bonus: it’s simple enough that the kiddies can help out. But be careful, it’s really hot when it comes out of the microwave.
You can take these little mug cakes over the top in endless ways; a drizzle of chocolate sauce, some spinkles, chocolate or peanut butter chips, a shot of whipped cream, a dollop of ice cream…
*Do I even need to tell you to use a microwave safe mug? I didn’t think so. BTW, this recipe will work just as well in a microwave safe ramekin or custard cup.
This recipe makes a nice little portion but if you’d like a bigger mugful it’s easily doubled. See the recipe notes below.
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