Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake

So I'm pretty much going crazy about this amazing weather. I mean, 80s and sunny in mid-March? YES PLEASE, OBVIOUSLY.

But. There is one bad thing about this fabulous weather. One horrible... horrible, putrid thing that mars this groundhog-defying warmth.

You see, my little brother Boots loves boots. Shocking, I know. But it does pose a problem. You see, these are snow boots that I'm talking about. They're big. They're hot. They're black. To top it all off, he refuses to wear socks. Pair this with 85ยบ weather, and I think you'll begin to understand what I mean.

So every night we all gather in the living room for our current Star Wars marathon. And as soon as Boots walks in and peels off his fat boots, I'm like... WHAT IS THAT PUTRESCENCE?

And Boots wiggles his toes in front of my face as if to say, "just these five little piggies".

And then my nose falls off and I die.

So we coax him into washing his feet by telling him horrible tales germs that like to live on stinky toes.

After such an episode today I found him sitting on the bathroom counter with his feet in the sink, pouring Listerine over them.

Okay... that works I guess.

Anyways, enough about grossness. How about some deliciousness? Yes? Yes.  

This is a five minute chocolate mug cake that is laced with peanut butter. It's dangerously easy.

It's topped with a fluffy peanut butter mousse that  tastes exactly like peanut butter pie, which takes two seconds to make. Dangerous.

Top that with hot fudge. Very dangerous indeed.

That's the batter in case you were wondering. I don't like my cakes quite that raw.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake

2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons Peanut Butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (these are my favorite)

Melt the butter in a small dish. Add the peanut butter and mix well.
In the mug, mix together the vanilla, egg, and sugar until well combined. Combine the flour, cocoa, salt, and baking powder and add to the mug. Pour in the peanut butter/butter mixture and mix well. Stir in the chocolate chips. Put in the microwave for 1-2 minutes or until desired doneness is reached (all microwaves are different so you might have to experiment a little. I only do it for about 1 minute). Top with peanut butter pie mousse and hot fudge.

Peanut Butter Pie Mousse

1 tablespoon softened cream cheese
1 tablespoon Peanut Butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons whipped cream or cool whip
1 tablespoon powdered sugar 
Hot Fudge

Mix together the cream cheese, peanut butter, and vanilla. Fold in the whipped cream. Sift in the powdered sugar (I just used a fork) and fold that in too, trying not to over stir.

Also, I used dark cocoa powder because it happened to be on a lower, more easy to reach shelf at the time. I actually like the regular kind better, but whatever floats your boat.

 And please. Use this hot fudge. It's so much better than any others you will ever find in the whole wide world.

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