Food & Drink

One Great ... easy chocolate fix

From Kathleen Purvis’ blog I’ll Bite, at

In the season of excess, it’s hard to believe we might crave dessert. Sometimes, though, a little bit of chocolate is what you need. Some of us don’t like to have the temptation of a whole cake or a big batch of something.

That’s when the mug cake comes in handy. It’s a single serving of cake, made in a coffee mug. You can make it in a couple of minutes in a microwave. And it lends itself to endless experimentation.

Messing around with several recipes, I hit on a great combination: Nutella and raspberry jam. You can swap the Nutella for peanut butter or skip the raspberry jam. It’s up to you. It’s your very own personal cake, after all.