Monday, August 8, 2011

30-Second Peanut Butter Cake

Time.  It is something that some of us feel like we don't ever get enough of.  By the time work is over, the last thing most people want to do is go home and spend time in the kitchen.  Of course, I'm kind of an exception there, because I love spending time in the kitchen!  Back to reality though.  I know quite a few people who never seem to have any extra time, due to other things that they have going on in their lives, especially once work is over for the day.  Sometimes they're running to the gym, to other appointments, dropping their kids off at after-school activities, etc. 

But what if I told you I had the perfect recipe to enjoy as you just relax and unwind after a long and busy day, and that the best part is, it only takes 30 seconds to bake.  Would that be something you might be interested in?  Well grab a book, or turn on your favorite tv show or movie, because here it is.  A sweet treat and a perfect end after a long day.  Or, it could also make a great morning treat to start your day off right!  Either way, you deserve it, so enjoy!

30-Second Peanut Butter Cake
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1 egg, beaten
1 Tbsp. light brown sugar
½ tsp. baking powder
1 Tbsp. flour
2 Tbsp. peanut butter
1 tsp. milk
2 Tbsp. powdered sugar

*If you feel the need to spice up the recipe, you could always add a Tbsp. of mini chocolate chips, like I did, or add other ingredients.  I might try adding peanuts the next time I make this.* 

In a small bowl whisk together the egg, brown sugar, baking powder, flour and peanut butter.  Pour the batter into a greased ramekin.  Microwave for 30 seconds (if it doesn’t look done after 30 seconds, microwave it for 10 more seconds, as microwave strengths vary.  The top of the cake may appear a little gooey still, but believe me, it is done.).

While the cake is in the microwave, stir together the milk and the powdered sugar.  Feel free to add more powdered sugar, if needed, until your desired consistency is reached.

Invert the ramekin onto a plate to release the cake (or don’t).  Pour the frosting over the top and enjoy.


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