I admitted the other day that I am a Pinterest addict. I’m not sure that I’m ready to find a 10-step program though – I think I can manage on my own. On that note, I’m not afraid to drag others down with me, so if you haven’t discovered the
crack joy that is Pinterest, message me your email and I’ll send you an invitation. You know you’re curious…especially when I mention that I found this crazy concoction on there. Yup, Pinterest is a great way to find recipes…baaaaaad news, folks (not for the blog per say, but my productivity is definitely taking a hit).
Okay, enough about my problem. I really wanted to bake for some odd reason last weekend. Maybe it was the fact that Branden was glued to the TV watching college football and I had lost interest. Unfortunately, I was kind of halted in my tracks for two reasons: 1. I still can’t stand for very long and 2. I apparently had a bit of a stomach bug that was making me a bit queezy. Major bummer. BUT, I still felt the need to be in the kitchen if only for a few minutes. Enter Nutella Mug Cake. Seriously.
This is the easiest cake you’ll ever make. You literally throw all the ingredients into a mug, give it a stir, pop it in the microwave for a few minutes and TA-DA! CAKE! I made this over a commercial break. Yes, a commercial break. And clean up was a cinch: a mug, a fork, and a single measuring spoon. Incredible.
I followed the recipe to a T except for one minor detail. I don’t buy self-rising flour. Ever. I don’t like my flour having a mind of its own. So I MacGyvered my own tiny bit of self-rising flour. If you don’t like/have self-rising flour, use the 4 TBS of all-purpose flour plus a pinch of salt and pinch of baking powder. Seriously, its the same thing but cheaper. Want a more exact recipe for self-rising flour should you find yourself in this predicament again? Well here you go…
1 c. Self-Rising Flour = 1 c. unsifted All-Purpose Flour + 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder + 1/2 tsp. salt
UPDATE, UPDATE!! So Branden thought this thing needed more chocolate soooooo the other night I threw in a big ‘ole handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips and a couple drops of vanilla extract. Bingo! Chocolatey deliciousness right here, folks! I think this is going to be the way we make it from here on out!