February 18, 2015

From the Bookshelf to the Kitchen: Chocolate Bliss Mug Cake

There's this one character I've come to love in the past year. Her name is Celaena Sardothien and she has quite the affinity for chocolate cake.

When I was planning the next Bookshelf-Kitchen post, I searched the recipes I already had first to see if there was one that would match with a book or series. I have a lot of recipes involving chocolate, but this one in particular made me think of Adarlan's Assassin.

Like my brownie-in-a-mug recipe, this is quick and very easy to make.

Chocolate Bliss Mug Cake
1/4 c. semisweet chocolate chips (I used Hershey's special dark, and it turned out fine)
3 T. milk
2 T. all-purpose flour
1/4 t. baking powder
1/2 T. vegetable oil
whipped cream, raspberries, chocolate shavings, powdered sugar - all topping options (I used whipped cream)

Combine chocolate chips and milk in a microwave-safe measuring cup. Microwave for about 40 seconds. Mix with a small whisk until chocolate is completely melted. Add flour, baking powder, and oil and whisk until batter is smooth. Cook in microwave for about 1 minute. If cake isn't done, heat an additional 15 seconds. Let cake cool for a few minutes before adding topping and eating. Best consumed while still warm.

I think this a recipe that Celaena would definitely appreciate.

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  1. Ahhhh mug cakes! I wish you'd posted this a few days ago when my sister and I were looking for mug cake recipes!

    1. Oops, sorry! xD If you want more mug cake recipes, I have a whole list that I want to try so I'm happy to share them.

  2. she would DEFINITELY approve of this recipe! everytime they mentioned chocolate cake in the books, i was craving it!! great post!

  3. Celaena would LOVE this recipe! Mug recipes are the best. So quick and easy plus it only makes enough for one serving. I'm not a big sweets person so when I bake I end up throwing half of it away or bringing it to work and pawning it off on my coworkers because I can never finish it all. Mug cake eliminates that problem!


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