I am so glad that the weather is finally changing; at least in the evening I can sit in my garden and have my tea with a mug cake. Have you tried a mug cake before? Well, mug cakes are cakes in a mug (obviously), but it’s the filling that makes it special. My little girl just loves cookies, so I came up with a recipe that she would love even more. This recipe turned out to be our family favourite!
You will need:
FOR THE COOKIE DOUGH:
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¾ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- 100 g semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)
FOR THE MOLTEN CHOCOLATE:
- 100 g semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup cooking cream
1- Bring the heavy cream to a boil in a saucepan or in the microwave.
2- Pour the hot cream over the chopped chocolate and let it sit for 30 seconds. Then, stir until smooth. Place it in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
3- Start creaming together the butter and sugars. Then add the egg.
4- Add the baking soda, salt and vanilla. Finally, add the flour.
5- Fold in the chocolate chips and chill the dough for 30 minutes.
6- Now start by making the Lava cakes first – don’t forget the mugs. Preheat the oven to 350 F (180 C), butter 8 mugs and dust with flour or sugar to prevent sticking.
7- Scoop cup sized mounds of the cookie dough and scoop over the lava mix. Make sure you cover the lava mix with the cookie scoops.
8- Bake for 15-17 minutes or until the tops are golden but the lava cakes are still soft to touch and very slightly jiggly in the centre.
9- Serve them when hot and fresh out of the oven. I love adding berries on top for an additional fresh flavour. My husband loves adding a generous scoop of ice-cream on top!
Remember: Bake for love and bake with love!
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