Whet Your Appetite Wednesday: Molten Lava Mug Cake in 60 Seconds

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So, most of the world is cautious about what they eat, including me. Most days, I survive on oatmeal, vegetables, whole grains and the like, but there are days that I would like to treat myself, as not to completely bore my taste buds. And, that’s okay, too. Even when you’re living a healthy lifestyle, a slice of cake will NOT hurt you, as long as you do not have a slice of cake EVERY other day thinking, “Hey, it’s okay!” I’m totally an advocate of treating yourself maybe once a week. On those days, I usually have a small treat, but with Valentine’s Day coming up, I thought I’d share this single serve (perfect for a me-time Valentine’s Day or a great way to serve up cake portioned to your Valentine!) that is complete in 60 seconds! YES, you heard me right, in 60 seconds, which yes, is also a minute.

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This is incredibly easy, so even if you’re not a baker, you can handle this! Trust me… KITCHEN (6)

All you need is:
– Your favorite kind of chocolate cake mix
– Chocolate chips
– Your favorite kind of chocolate spread
– 1 tbsp of vegetable oil/coconut oil

You can create this in a microwave-safe bowl OR you can use a mug. As you can see I have used a mug, but I’ve also created it in a microwave-safe bowl, where I was able to pop out the cake and serve, as well. 

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To prep the mug, apply the oil inside to make sure the inside is coated. In a separate bowl or even in the mug, add about 4 tbsps of cake mix or 1/3 the amount of the mug, add water (or if you’re okay with milk), add just about 2 – 3 tbsps and also your chosen amount of chocolate chips and mix until you have a rich batter. Add a nice dollop of your favorite chocolate spread into the center. You do not need to press it into the batter, as it will automatically sink since the cake will rise. I also threw on a couple of chocolate chips at the top. Place it in the microwave for 60 seconds, and voila!

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Be very careful taking it out of the microwave as the mug handle will be super hot. You can use an oven mitt to remove it. For a cute serving idea, place it on a matching saucer. You can also add your favorite whipped topping, some chocolate sauce, and just about whatever your heart desires.

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Just for fun. No brands affiliated.

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