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Good Chocolate Hunting: Easter Creme Egg Mug Cake

By JulieVR |

Hunting for chocolate eggs is really the best part of Easter, isn’t it?

We’re out of town this week, staying in a house on the furthest west coast of Vancouver island. It’s beautiful, and bald eagles are nesting outside our window. However, the oven is broken. The cookie dough we made to bring along has been half eaten, and in the case of other sweet tooth emergencies, we’ve stirred together warm chocolate mug cakes. Yesterday, I spotted an Easter Creme Egg, and squished it down into the batter to bake along with it. The result? Pure molten lava cake heaven.

Having made both, I’m partial to mug brownies over mug cakes, the latter generally containing egg, which is difficult to add in a quantity small enough to ensure the cake doesn’t become spongey. I fiddled with my standard mug brownie recipe a bit, dialling down the sugar a little to make up for the sweetness of the Easter Creme Egg. Other than that, the baking time remained the same, and the middle of the cake was pure goo – not overly so, but enough to make it warm and spoonable, and completely divine with a dollop of whipped cream. In a ramekin (which I prefer to mugs) this makes enough to serve two, but you won’t want to share.

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Easter creme egg mug cake recipe

In a small bowl, ramekin or mug,

stir together 4 Tbsp. flour, 3 Tbsp. packed brown sugar, 2 Tbsp. cocoa and a pinch of salt.

Easter Creme Egg Mug Cake

1/4 cup flour
3 Tbsp packed brown sugar
2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
Pinch salt
2 Tbsp canola or other mild vegetable oil
3 Tbsp milk, coffee or water
1 full-size Easter Creme Egg

In a heatproof mug or ramekin, stir together the dry ingredients until no lumps remain. Stir in the oil and milk until you have a thick paste. If you mixed it all in a bowl, spoon it into a ramekin or mug. Unwrap the Easter Creme Egg and press it into the middle, pushing it down so that only about the top third is exposed.

Microwave on high for a minute, checking it after 30 seconds (microwaves vary) – it will be done when it’s springy on top but still a bit gooey – like the very best brownie. Eat warm.

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Julie Van Rosendaal is the author of five best-selling cookbooks, food editor of Parents Canada magazine, a CBC Radio columnist and a freelance writer. Her award-winning blog, Dinner with Julie documents life in her home kitchen in Canada with her husband and 7-year-old son. Read bio and latest posts → Read Julie's latest posts →

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0 thoughts on “Good Chocolate Hunting: Easter Creme Egg Mug Cake

  1. Carolyn says:

    I really prefer when you list the recipe from start to finish so I can see the entire ingredient list and method at the same time.

  2. Janet says:

    Wow! That looks good! I’m imagining all the variations you can make too – well, variations in the candy. Reese’s PB eggs, Peppermint Patties, mini Milky Way…

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