Welcome to Pinterest Tested! Ever wonder if that miracle cleaner is really miraculous? Or what about that homemade facial cleanser or delicious-looking recipe? This is the place to find out! Each Monday I am testing Pins that catch my eye to see if they really live up to the claims made on Pinterest. It's like the Mythbusters of Domesticity!
I'm sure you've seen all the different treats on Pinterest that claim they can be made in the microwave. It sounds like the perfect solution: quick baking time and individual serving size means you can have a treat any time without eating an entire batch of something.
I've sort of made it my quest over the last few months to find out if there is a good microwave treat recipe out there.
HERE). Not so successful. It was rubbery and just too weird. We still ate it (I mean it is sugar, fat and chocolate), but didn't love it.
Next try was this recipe:
It looks good, right?! It's a chocolate peanut butter mug cake. I thought this one would be the winner for sure. I don't know if I did something wrong or what, but...it was so gross! Even my kids wouldn't eat it! We ended up tossing it. Good thing it was only one mug's worth, right?
Then I came across another recipe. It caught my eye because there was no egg in it, which I suspect is what was making the final product in other attempts so rubbery. Look at this chocolaty goodness:
Can I just say that it was love at first bite?! You whip a few ingredients together in a mug, microwave it for about 40 seconds and end up with a gooey lava cake/brownie that tastes great and satisfies even a crazy chocoholic like myself. And it was cooked in the microwave. My mind is blown.
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 tiny dash salt
4 tablespoons white sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
4 tablespoons flour
Melt the butter in a coffee mug. Add water, vanilla and salt and stir until smooth. Add sugar, cocoa powder and flour and stir until all the lumps are out. Put the mug in the microwave for 40 seconds (longer if you don't want the awesome gooey fudge center). And that's it...you are done! Enjoy with a glass of milk or a dollop of whipped cream. Or ice cream if you have it...but that's the whole reason you whipped up this little mug cake anyway, right? If you'd had ice cream in the first place, you wouldn't have needed a sugar fix. But I digress...
So now you will either love me or hate me for introducing you to this sinful little recipe. I have had it two nights in a row now. Dangerous, I tell you...dangerous!