Have a hot chocolate mug cake whenever the mood strikes with this hot chocolate mug cake mix! So simple to throw together so you can scoop and have a mug cake in less than two minutes from start to finish!
As a single mom, it’s incredibly important to be constantly on top of my finances. But, that should also apply to everyone who wants to be financially fit and not let the holidays get the best of them. Since we are moving soon and also doing a bit of holiday travelling, I am being even more careful with finances for the holidays and opting to do food gifts for most of my relatives this year. My aunt isn’t much of a baker, but loves sweets, so I made her this hot chocolate mug cake mix for Christmas.
I am going to visit family in Seattle this holiday just after Christmas so that we can see everyone before the big move. Luckily, I’ve been a Capital One customer for a few years now. I love them because they were the first company to give me a chance when I was first trying to get on track with my credit and finances years ago. I have their Capital One Venture Card which is a travel reward credit card that offers double miles on every purchase. What makes them extra special is that you can redeem your miles on any travel-related expense including hotels and even Uber! This makes traveling easier since prices are so inflated during the holidays – at least now I have my miles to bear some of that for me.
A lot of people have asked why its been taking so long for us to move to Seattle and the answer is this: I am in no rush. I like to plan and make sure I have everything in order. And as I said before, I need to keep a very careful eye on my finances – a cross country move isn’t cheap! I’ve been using my 360 Savings Account from Capital One to keep everything I save for the trip, I also use their automatic savings plan which transfers money from my checking to my savings each month. I am also using their “My Savings Goal” tool to keep my on track with my financial goals for the move. It’s kind of like a financial vision board of sorts!
Back to the hot chocolate mug cake mix. It couldn’t be simpler. I added all the dry ingredients into a jar and whisked them all together. Now all my aunt has to do is add a bit of milk and oil, then microwave for a minute on full power. Now, the recipe I am giving her is for what I consider to be a small mug cake…. a taste if you will. Personally, my mugs – and my appetite – are big enough to handle double the cake, so all you need to do is double the amount of dry and wet ingredients – and add another minute to your cooking. I like to add marshmallows to the top when the cake is still really hot so it holds its shape, but gets nice and gooey. Yum!
- 1½ cups, plus 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 cup, plus 2 tablespoons hot chocolate mix
- ¼ cup, plus 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2¼ teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¾ cups chocolate chips
- ¼ cup, plus 2 teaspoons hot chocolate mug cake mix
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 tablespoon oil
- Mix all of the ingredients except for the chocolate chips together for the hot chocolate mug cake mix and whisk until well combined. Place the chocolate chips in a separate container.
- To make a mug cake, take ¼ cup, plus 2 teaspoons of the mix and a tablespoon or two of the chocolate chips (depending on how chocolaty you want it!) and pour into a microwave-safe mug that holds at least 10 oz. Stir in milk and oil and mix until smooth.
- Microwave for 60 seconds. Top with marshmallows and dig in!
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