Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Valentines Recipe: 4 Ingredient Mug Cake

Nutella Mug Cake with just FOUR ingredients!

February, the month of love holds a special place in the heart of each person who cares about his/her near and dear ones.

Valentines' Day has become a festival of love, and not just romantic love. It is about celebrating a special bond be it any relationship, between a mother and her children or between siblings or friends.

Now who doesn't like it when shown how much they are treasured by another person?

Some of us express through roses, while others depend on cards, handwritten letters (yes, I am one of those).

My husband showed me love this Feb 14th by bringing home my favourite rolls and churros in a shiny red box with a heart peep-through on it from Cinnabon, which makes the world's most delicious cinnamon rolls.

What is a Cinnabon roll you might wonder and what is so special in it to go nuts about?

Well, it is a soft bread roll made gooey layers filled with cream cheese and cinnamon (yes, dalchini) powder which is so delectable that it melts in your mouth when had warm. Yes I have a soft corner for warm desserts (gulab jamun, ice cream with warm walnut chocolate brownie are some of my other favourite warm sinful treats).

I can never pass through a Cinnabon store in the mall without taking a deep breath of the sweet smell of cinnamon wafting. It leaves a smile on my face and cheers me up instantly making me want to go and buy a few of those tiny addictive rolls.

Seeing the box from Cinnabon, my heart told my mind to chill, so what if the husband (M) came home late on Valentines' Day? So what if he didn't get roses or some precious gifts? So what if he didn't take you out for a dinner date to some fancy restaurant? And then in peace we ate the yummy little warm goodies full of sugar and cinnamon and cream cheese and crispy churros dipped in caramel frosting.

I began my Valentines Day by taking a brisk walk along the corniche after seeing off M and Little M. Then after returning home I decided to make myself a mug cake using this no fuss recipe from The Comfort of Cooking, that required just 4, yes FOUR ingredients and 5 minutes of effort.

If you love everything made from Nutella and everything topped with Nutella, just as I love all things Nutella, you must try this recipe.

Recipe Type: Dessert
Preparation Time: 5min
Makes 1 mug cake

1/4cup all-purpose flour
1/4cup Nutella
3tbsp milk
1/4tsp baking powder


1) Mix all ingredients in a microwave-safe mug or bowl.

2) Whisk with a fork until smooth. Batter will be thick.

3) Microwave on high for 1-1and a 1/2 min.

4) Let it cool a bit but eat it wile its warm.

5) Serve warm with strawberries or grapes or raisins.

Insert a toothpick into the cake center. If it comes out clean, your cake is ready.

It was the perfect mug cake I have made till now as I am not too much of a baker but love making and eating cakes. It was molten, soft, and totally melt in the mouth. I enjoyed it warm with my morning cup of tea.

A perfect start to my Valentines.

How did you celebrate your day of love with your loved ones

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  1. Hi Richa, I am a full time cook but there are certain terms and things I still don't know. Please let me know what do you mean by all-purpose flour. :P I am bad at this. Also, I would love to make this for Jass, he has a sweet tooth. By they way, hubby was working on Valentines, so I spent leisure time with my books. LOL

    1. Hi Divya,

      All-purpose flour is another term for maida. Do try it as its super easy and I hope your hubby will like it. :-)
      Thanks for writing in!


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