⅛teaspoonpure vanilla extract, optional, but encouraged
¼cupall purpose flour
2tablespoonunsweetened cocoa powder
1tablespoonNutella or peanut butter
1tablespoonchocolate chips or mini chocolate chips, optional, but encouraged
In a medium bowl, whisk to combine milk, oil, brown sugar, and vanilla extract.
Add flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt and whisk again to combine until batter is mostly smooth and no dry lumps remain.
Transfer batter to a large microwave safe mug*, and drop a tablespoon of Nutella or peanut butter into the middle of the batter – no need to stir. Top with chocolate chips.
Place mug cake in the microwave and heat for about 70 seconds.**
Carefully remove from the microwave and serve immediately. Top with whipped cream or a small scoop of ice cream, if desired. Enjoy!
*Mug size: You want your mug to be at least 14 ounces.**Microwave wattage: My microwave is 1500 watts, so you may need to adjust your time to be less or more depending on the wattage of your microwave.