Some pretty left over pictures
You all know that I love cookie dough. You also know that everything is better in a cup. And, if you have been wondering what I’ve been up to lately, check this mthrfckr out!
With the weather cooling down, I was more than happy to break out the hot cocoa mugs last week. Autumn comfort food, here we come! And, what better comfort food that this quick and easy mug cake that tastes just like chocolate chip cookie dough, and can be microwaved in less than two minutes? After testing, trying, and tweaking, here is our family-favorite version of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough mug cake. All you need is a mug, a microwave, and a scoopful of ice cream!
Naturally, I had to try it out!
I can admit that my first try was a complete fail. It looked more like a sponge with chocolate chips. But fighters don’t quit! I’ll try to make it again, perhaps no cook it as much, and again, and then update when the recipe is perfect!
Man, I did it! Really, there chocolate chip cookies are just what I have been looking for. Crisp, golden edges and a chewy centre. YUM
The recipe is fairly easy and makes many delicious cookies.
The ingredients you will need are:
- 225g Soft butter
- 1.75dl Sugar
- 1.75dl Brown sugar
- 1tsp Vanilla
- 2 Eggs
- 1tsp Baking soda
- 1tsp Salt*
- 5.3dl Flour
- 300g Chocolate chips
Cream together the butter, sugars and vanilla. Mix in the eggs. Add the flour, mixed with salt and baking soda, gradually. Remember, you don’t want to kneed the dough after having added the flour, so before it is completely mixed, add the chocolate chips. Put the dough by tablespoonfuls on a baking sheet, not too close, they will flatten and grow! Bake in 190C for 9-11 minutes, until they begin to turn beautifully golden around the edges. Let them cool on the pan, or on a rack. Serve with a big glass of cold milk.
When you add the dry ingredients you will probably think that it has to be wrong. Don’t. Just be patient, it will turn out just fine! In fact, I even started thinking that I had not added enough flour after a while! The amount of chocolate chips might also feel ridiculous but, chocolate. <3
*I use salted butter so I didn’t include all of the salt at first, but then after tasting the dough I decided that almost a full teaspoon was good.
You can vary this recipe easily, e.g. by adding chopped nuts, a dollop of peanut butter, white chocolate chips, orange zest or whatever you like. Please comment with more ideas!
This recipe is dedicated to my brother, Sören, who has moved out and will not be able to eat as many of my sweet creations as before. Or take stunning photos of them!
If you don’t have time to make a whole tray of brownies, or if you just feel like eating one (I don’t see why but whatever), what you need is a microwaved brownie in a cup. It takes less than five minutes in total and contains basic ingredients found in most kitchens, however small they might be. Plus, you only need a cup and a spoon!
The first cake-in-a-cup recipe I tried was a bit tricky, because it contained egg. Baking with eggs is difficult because you can’t choose exactly what amount you want. Also, the cake had a tendency to come out dry. This new, updated version is so much better! No eggs, no dryness, no cry!
For one quick relief to the chocolate cravings you will need:
- 2Tsp Flour
- 1.5Tsp Sugar
- 1Tsp Cocoa
- 1tsp Vanilla sugar
- 1 Small pinch of Salt
- 1Tsp water
- 1Tsp Vegetable oil (not olive) OR 1Tsp Butter
- Chocolate chips (optional)
Mix the dry ingredients in a normal sized cup. Add the water and oil, and stir quickly (without making a mess). Make sure to scrape the edges and bottom of the cup so that everything is well combined. Microwave for 45s at about 600W (medium) and let it cool for a minute or two. Do not be tempted to eat it directly! It will scold yout tongue and completely ruin the experience. If you use butter, microwave it for 10s. before stirring, so that the butter melts or softens. Then stir and microwave for the remaining time.
It should be possible to double the amount and the cooking time, but I have never tried it. Because the amounts are so small, and cups and microwaves differ from type to type, you might not get it right the first time. But, hey, it only takes 5min so you can make another one if you fail!
Good luck and enjoy!