Me thinks molten chocolate cake has finally jumped the shark by becoming Mug Cake.
I do wonder when I still see Molten Chocolate cake on dessert menus.
Has the molten cake not had its day pastry people? At least mix it up a little. How about molten on the outside, cake on the inside!
Wait, that’s chocolate cake with sauce. OK. It’s over.
Or is it? A little Dr. Oetker Mug Cake made its way into my house recently. Did I raise my inner foodie eyebrow? Oh yes, I did.
But, forging ahead with an open mind and open cupboard, I pulled out a mug and did some baking. Using my 10-year-old, not so high-powered microwave, after a couple minutes I pulled out a moist, chocolate cake in a mug—kind of goopy in the centre where it hadn’t finished cooking. You bet I ate the whole thing.
And then I really opened my mind to the universe and thought, Who’s to say you couldn’t pour a little Drambuie on this baby and flambé it up? Just call it Flug Cake.
And since I’m on a drunken roll, here’s another great idea: Mug cake for high tea! Watch the Royal nuptials while sipping a mug of warm cake.
Just call it Smug Cake.
4 responses to “Eyebrow on the Lowbrow: Mug Cake for the Royal Wedding”
Why does everyone get so down on molten chocolate cakes? They are delicious, when done right.
(Admittedly, it’s hard to defend a dessert that Domino’s sells with the pizza.)
As for the argument that “the time has passed,” ice cream has been around for hundreds of years. I don’t think anyone turns their nose up at ice cream. And if they do, I don’t want to know them.
Vic-I feel like I have offended the original molten cake integrity. This may just start some controversy…but I did not know that MCC comes with Domino’s pizza. I feel a dinner plan coming on.
Put more things in a mug. Molten and beyond.
This has given me the urge to bake some pillow cookies. Brownies covered in chocolate chip cookie dough. Wonder if you could do those in a mug?