I should declare this Cookie Butter Week. Or however long
it’ll take me to blog the next few recipes in which cookie butter is going to
be the star ingredient. Sometimes I have a one-track mind and that track gave
way to the cookie butter train.
Although 95% of the stuff I bake I give away, every so
often, I make an individual dessert that’s only enough to be consumed by me,
me, me. Because let’s face it, sometimes I don’t want to make a big baking
production and I just want a bite or two of something. Enter the mug cake.
I’ve tried making a mug cake before but I overestimated
the cooking and underestimated the strength of my microwave so I ended up with
a mug of overbaked, rubbery cake. It wasn’t pretty. The only thing that got me
to try again was seeing this recipe for Biscoff Mug Cake on pinterest. The beauty of mug cakes is you mix the
ingredients in a mug, pop it in the microwave and in a minute or two, you have
dessert. All made from scratch and all you have to wash afterwards is the mug,
the fork you used to mix the ingredients with and the spoon you used to eat it.
This was no different. Add the ingredients, blend briskly
with a fork, pop it in the microwave and then hover to make sure you don’t
overcook it again. This took less than 2 minutes to “bake”. I checked it at a
minute and a half then popped it back in for 15 more seconds. Take it out, snap
a picture and – I can’t lie – top with a spoonful of cookie butter to melt over
the hot cake, take more pictures, take a bite. Then swoon.
This was delicious. The cake itself wasn’t super
cookie-butter-flavored so it helped to have the cookie butter “frosting” over
it. But the texture was nicely cakelike and it’s hard to fuss about warm cake
with cookie butter melting over it. The only thing I would caution is this made
a sizeable mug cake, enough for 2 servings. It’s best eaten warm so you might
want to grab a second spoon and share it with someone. The best thing is if you
eat it too fast and it wasn’t enough for the both of you, you can whip up
another one and be eating a second mug three minutes later.