Sunday, August 31, 2014

5 Minute S'mores Cake in a Mug

O.K. I know this is Labor Day weekend, the 'last' weekend to enjoy S'mores on the Grill, but if for some reason you're not at an end of summer barbecue, you don't need to miss out on S'mores! Here's a fab recipe that is a bit of a twist on the 5 minute Mug cake. You will love this!!! It's adapted from a recipe on The Food Network and How Sweet It is. As always, the final product and taste will only be as good as your ingredients--but it's all about your personal palette, isn't it? This recipe is a bit more complicated than the traditional 5 Minute Mug Cake, but I think you'll enjoy the results so much more! This is sooo fudgy. This doesn't have to be reserved for the Labor Day holiday. This 5 Minute S'mores in a Mug is fabulous any time.

5 Minute S'mores Cake in a Mug

2-3 Tbsp graham cracker crumbs
3 1/2 Tbsp sweet butter, melted
2 Tbsp granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/2 tsp Madagascar vanilla extract
1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour (you can substitute all purpose flour but not regular whole wheat flour--too heavy)
2 Tbsp unsweetened DARK cocoa powder (but any cocoa will work) 
1/8 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1-1/2 ounces chopped milk chocolate or chocolate chips
marshmallow fluff, marshmallow cream or marshmallows

Combine 3 Tbsp butter and 1 ounce of chocolate in small bowl, then melt in microwave for 20-30 seconds. Set aside.
In another bowl, combine remaining melted butter with 2-3 Tbsp graham cracker crumbs and stir until moistened. Press graham crumbs into bottom of mug.
In bowl. whisk egg, sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Add in flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa, stir until thick batter forms. Pour in melted butter and chocolate, mixing to combine. Fold in remaining chocolate chunks or chips.
Add half of mixture on top of graham crust, then add scoop of marshmallow fluff/cream or a few marshmallows.
Add remaining batter on top, then put in the microwave for 1 minute and 20 seconds to almost 2 minutes.
Remove and top with additional marshmallows (if you want).
You can pop it back in the microwave for 5-10 seconds to melt them, or torch with small flame, or pop them under the broiler for 10 seconds to toast. Sprinkle with graham crumbs! 

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