Nothing is worse than getting hungry at 1:00am in the midst of a major study session. From my experience, the only food that alleviates the craving is something sweet. At 1:00am, the Student Center is not open anymore and most of the time, I do not want to shell out money for Insomnia Cookies. Thankfully, I found an alternative: dessert in a mug
! Desserts in a mug have taken over Pinterest lately, and for a good reason. They are easy to make, do not require a lot of preparation or ingredients, and make a single serving. I have tried many different recipes, but the one below is one I have wanted to try for a while. The recipe is found on the blog How Sweet It Is
. It looks absolutely delicious! Here is the recipe for Chocolate Fudge S’mores Mug Cake. You need:
2-3 tablespoons graham cracker crumbs
3 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (mine was dark cocoa, hence the dark color)
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 ounces milk chocolate (chopped or morsels)
Marshmallow fluff, cream or actual marshmallows Directions:
Combine 3 tablespoons butter and 1 ounce of chocolate in a small bowl, then melt in the microwave for 20-30 seconds. Set aside. In another bowl, combine remaining melted butter with 2-3 tablespoons of graham cracker crumbs and stir until moistened. Press graham crumbs into the bottom of your mug.
In a bowl, whisk egg, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Add in flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa, and stir until a thick batter forms. Stream in melted butter and chocolate, mixing to combine. Fold in remaining chocolate chips. Add half of the mixture on top of the graham crust, then throw on a scoop of marshmallow fluff/cream or a few marshmallows. Add remaining batter on top, then pop in the microwave for 1 minute and 20 seconds to almost 2 minutes. Remove and top with additional marshmallow if desired. You can pop it back in the microwave for 5-10 seconds to make them melty, or pop them directly under the broiler for about 10 seconds to toast if desired. You can also use a kitchen torch if you have one. Sprinkle with graham crumbs!