Yes, Santa, they do exist! I’m talking about microwavable mug cakes that is. I’ve seen recipe after recipe posted online and especially on Pinterest describing a till-now-thought-unrealistic cakes baked in ordinary drinking mugs in your plain old microwave. I admit, I never thought it was possible – you can’t believe EVERYTHING you read online (trust me, not all of those pin tips work).
But on Monday’s episode of The Chew I learned … THEY DO EXIST! Michael Symon showed one of his personal recipes for a chocolate mug cake baked in a microwave. First I was shocked, second I started craving. If you watched this episode you know what I’m talking about … that oozing chocolate cake that he then stuffed with brandied cherries. Oh my gosh…
3/4 cup Flour
1 cup Sugar (divided)
1/2 Orange (zested)
1 1/2 teaspoons Salt
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, 3/4 cup sugar, orange zest, salt and eggs.
2 sticks Butter (softened)
1 1/3 cups chopped Dark Chocolate
Melt the butter and chocolate together in a glass bowl in the microwave or over a double boiler.
Whisk the melted chocolate mixture in the flour just until combined. Divide the batter between 6 small coffee mugs. Microwave for 1-2 minutes depending on your microwave wattage.
1/2 cup Heavy Cream
Brandied Cherries (for garnish)
Meanwhile, whisk the heavy cream until frothy. Add the remaining sugar and continue to whisk until medium-stiff peaks form. Garnish cakes with whipped cream and brandied cherry to serve.