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Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookie Mug Pudding

3 Sep


Last night my other-half asked me “What’s for dessert?”. After a late finish at work, I can’t say I felt much like cooking! Dinner had been re-heated left-overs. Not minding the idea of something sweet myself but only wanting something incredibly quick and easy I could make with ingredients on hand, I opted to try my hand at inventing a mug cake.

I’m not going to pretend this is healthy. Its not even close to being healthy by my definition! So this is definitely one for moderation – a girly night-in snack, or for those PMS cravings when you don’t really care about the calories… One of these days I do intend to come up with a much healthier version – after all, I’m on a mission to come up with guilt-free tasty recipes! But for now, I present you the full-fat, full-sugar version in all its glory.

This mug cake has a hint of cinnamon and vanilla, and the bottom stays a little soft after cooking (partly due to the chocolate chips sinking a bit) – this forms a molten “sauce” which compliments the spongy pudding. The flavours are true to those of a chocolate chip cookie, hence the name for this dessert. And trust me – it goes great with some vanilla ice cream on the side!


nutritional info mugcake

1 tbsp margarine
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 egg
1 tbsp extra-light sour cream
Few drops vanilla essence
Sprinkle of cinnamon, to taste
1/4 cup self-raising flour
2 tbsp chocolate chips

Heat the margarine in a microwave  for 30 seconds, until melted. (My microwave is 1000W, cooking times may vary.)

Add the brown sugar to the melted butter and mix well. Beat in the egg. Add the sour cream and mix well until an even consistency is reached. Add the vanilla and cinnamon, to taste – remember that a lot can go a long way in a small dessert!

Add the flour to the moist ingredients and stir through, until you get an even cake batter consistency. Mix through the chocolate chips and mix in until only just combined.

Cook in the microwave for around 1 minute. The top should feel very springy when touched. Turn out into a bowl and serve with ice cream.

Nutritional information from Calorie Count.