Winter treats: Chocolate fudge cake in a mug



Hello! Apologies for the lack of posts last week, but I had a rather hectic weekend (that seemed to start on Wednesday!!) and have only now just about recovered... so of course I'm now writing this with a cup of tea on one side and possibly my favourite treat for winter of all time - a chocolate fudge cake/brownie in a mug - that I only discovered last week!

Waitrose posted a video on their Facebook about their recipe for a chocolate brownie in a mug, so naturally I tried it - however I've made a few adjustments to suit me (plus what we had in the cupboards) - and so I'd thought I'd let you know about it too!

You will need: (tbspn = tablespoon, tspn = teaspoon)

A microwave (obvs)
A microwave safe mug
30g butter (2tbspn)
2 tbspn caster sugar
1 tbspn soft light brown sugar
1 tbspn cocoa powder
1/2 tspn vanilla extract
1 egg yolk
pinch of salt
4 tbspn self raising flower
Splash of milk (if required)
30g (2tbspn) of chocolate chips (I used fudge chunks instead both of the times I tried this because that's what we had!)

Method:

1. Melt the butter in the microwave (approx 15 - 20 seconds)
2. Put the caster sugar, soft light brown sugar and cocoa powder on top and mix up (I used a fork) until they're combined


3. Separate the egg, then add the yolk and vanilla extract to the mixture.

4. Add the flour and salt and beat together - it takes a while to come together but it does eventually, however mine was a bit too stodgy for my liking so I added a splash of milk to make it easier to mix (it also makes it less rich which is the way I prefer!)

5. Stir in half of the chocolate chips/fudge pieces and put into the microwave for around 40 seconds (I'd do it longer than the Waitrose one says, as I have a 800W microwave and it needed longer than the recipe said!).


6. Place the remaining chocolate/fudge on the top and zap again for another 30 seconds until baked, but still a little gooey on top!


7. Leave to wait for 10-15 mins (this is difficult to do, I know, but it makes the inside more gooey and sets the top to more of a brownie outside!) and then enjoy!


For any extra tips/tricks, check out the Waitrose recipe here. If you try it out let me know, because it's so simple and easy - I know I'm going to be making this a lot over the next couple of months as really does only take around 15 minutes to do! Perfect for treating yourself... have a lovely week!
Becky xx

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