Frugal Foodie Mama: Reese's Stuffed Peanut Butter Mug Cake

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Reese's Stuffed Peanut Butter Mug Cake

This moist, perfectly portioned peanut butter cake for one is ready in under 3 minutes and is the perfect excuse for stashing away a few of the Reese's cups from the kids' trick or treat loot...
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Every Halloween there always seem to be a few different candies that I covet from the bowl we have been handing out to trick-or-treaters or from my kiddos' orange plastic pumpkins- Reese's peanut butter cups always make that short list for me.  Typically, I prefer them frozen.  I pop them in the freezer for at least 10 minutes, sometimes longer.  Then unwrap and enjoy...
Perfection. ;) 

There is only one other way that I really love eating them & that is all melty and ooey, gooey.  Yes, two extremes- frozen solid or messy melty.  There is no in-between with me when it comes to Reese's cups.

The other evening I was craving a fresh baked peanut butter cookie something fierce, but it was late and I was worn out from wiping washable crayon marks off every other piece of furniture in the house. Yes, baby girl recently was given her first box of washable crayons.  And apparently, she has been stashing a few broken pieces here and there so that she can adorn mommy and daddy's furniture with her creations when we turn our heads away for a few minutes. I had assumed those missing pieces had become a snack for our dog.  Guess I was wrong. 

There was NO WAY I was baking an entire batch of peanut butter cookies.  But I really, really wanted one... And then light bulb! How about a soft, moist peanut butter mug cake?  Using my Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake recipe as a base and two mugs later, the perfect peanut butter mug cake (or soft cookie, if you will) was created!  But I couldn't just leave it at that.  
Nope.  I had to stuff it with an entire Reese's Peanut Butter Cup...  Don't hate me. ;)
Reese's Stuffed Peanut Butter Mug Cake
by Frugal Foodie Mama
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 45 seconds
Ingredients (1 mug cake)
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp milk
  • 1 Reese Peanut Butter Cup
In a mug mix together the dry ingredients, the flour through the salt.
Add in the oil, milk, and peanut butter and mix well.
Push the Reese cup down into the center of the mug.

"Bake" in your microwave for about 45 seconds.
Dig in and Enjoy!
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Be sure to squirrel away a Reese Peanut Butter Cup (or 2 or 3) before handing out the goodies to the trick or treaters, or while checking over the kids' stash after trick or treat is over this evening.
You are going to need them for this amazing mug cake. ;)

Which Halloween candy do you covet each year?  Which one would you stuff into a mug cake? 

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