Tuesday, August 27, 2013

COOKING: (Microwave) Chocolate Salted Caramel Mug Cakes

It's been so long since I've put up a recipe, and I'm sorry about that. Last night I had my brother and his two mini-schnauzers over for the afternoon and evening..... so I always make a nice dinner and a dessert. Normally this is the only sweet course we have over the week because I'm always trying to reduce my ever expanding body!! But, everything in moderation remember.

Chocolate Salted Caramel Mug Cakes 
(Source: Super Food Ideas Magazine, August 2013

You will enjoy this one. I found the recipe in my monthly foodie magazine that I subscribe to. "My" only change was to sprinkle a few choocy chips on the top, a couple of times..... you will agree with me.

It was dead easy and worked a treat. This recipe makes FOUR.

The ingredients are:

1/2 cup self-raising flour
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/3 cup cocoa powder, sifted
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1 and a half Tbspns vegetable oil
1 teaspoon pink salt flakes
6 jersey caramels, quartered
2 Tbspns dark chocolate chips/bits

Whipped cream to serve

Aprons on.... here we go:

Get the Jersey Caramels out, open the packet and eat one or two to check they are OK. If they are, quarter 6 with a sharp knife and hide the rest of the packet from the family.

Combine the flour, sugar and cocoa (you MUST sift the cocoa it always has little lumps) and whisk through. I used a big pyrex jug that had a pouring spout because I thought it was a genius idea!

Add in the egg, oil and milk...

And whisk for 30 seconds till it's like thickish pancake batter consistency.

Pour into your chosen mug or ramekin (this is where the pouring spout was genius!)

Pop all four into the microwave (recipe is based on a 1100watt microwave) and cook on high for 1 minute - the above picture is what they will look like.

Put on pieces of your quartered caramel, a little sprinkle of salt and a little sprinkle of choc chips.

Back into the microwave for another minute then this is what they will look like.

Put another 3 pieces, salt and chips on, and microwave for 2 minutes. All done!

Serve with whipped cream and watch the chocoholics squirm with joy and then do their Happy Food Dances!

I will definitely make these again.