Mug cakes are both wonderful and dangerous things. A few tablespoons of ingredients, a couple of minutes in the microwave, and poof: you've got a warm personal-sized mug of delicious, sweet goodness. There's a billion and three different types of mug cakes that can be made, but this one just rose to the top as my favorite. It's not rubbery or spongy like a lot of microwave cakes, mostly due to the lack of egg and addition of oats in the batter. It's cinnamon-y and comforting and, oh, the best part: it has a warm melted peanut butter center.
The term "mug cake" is a catch-all phrase to describe any single serving cake that can be made in the microwave, but you can use any small microwave safe container. I like to use my 8-ounce ramekins, which are the perfect size for this recipe. I added Bob's Red Mill Organic Oats which become nice and soft (but not soggy!) and lend a hearty yet light baked oatmeal-esque texture to the cake.
Everything comes together in no time and gets a dollop of my favorite peanut butter ever, Peanut Butter & Co. Cinnamon Raisin Swirl, right in the center. I've talked about this peanut butter before and though I try a metric ton of new nut butters each year, nothing has managed to knock this one off of its throne. I just love it to death.
After about 90 seconds in the microwave (your cook time may vary - see recipe below) this is what the finished cake looks like. Though I understand how difficult this might be, you'll want to let it cool for several minutes before digging in, because it will be very, very hot.
When you dig into the center you'll discover the molten core of warm and melted-y peanut butter.Print
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