19.11.13

One minute Nutella Cake & Weekly Menu Plan

I have tried making cakes in the microwave before. They are never the same as proper oven baked ones. They are not fluffy and airy... somewhere along the line they stop being cake-y and become more 'halwa-y'. So I usually prefer the 20 minutes baking time over instant microwave-ing... unless there is a terrible time crisis or an exceptional  recipe like this one.... With only 5 plus 1 ingredients in the batter, it gives you a perfectly crumbly chocolate cake. The kind that'll make you happy in a minute...... 


Add another tablespoon of Nutella to the batter and you'll have a delicious fudgy Nuttela brownie in a cup. That one is rich and gorgeous and though we both love it, today I went for the chocolate cake. Light, fluffy and delightful !  

The original recipe is from Kirbie Cravings. I tweaked only a bit to accommodate some roasted hazelnuts...

Nutella Mug Cake
Minimally Adapted from Kirbie Cravings 
Preparation Time : 3 minutes                           Cooking Time: 1 minute            Yields: 1 6oz ramekin cake  
 Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp teff flour
  • 1 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsps Nuttela
  • 1 1/2 tbsp (plus a few drops of) fat free milk *
  • 4 roasted hazelnuts, broken into roughly crushed
* add the few drops at the end if the mixture feels a little dry.
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  Instructions
  1. Whisk all the ingredients in a 6 oz ramekin until you have a smooth batter.
  2. Microwave the mixture for 1 minute. Cook an additional 20 seconds if a sharp knife inserted does not come out clean.
  3. Cool completely and enjoy ! 


As awesome as this cake is, it has one tiny drawback... you cannot bake 2 of these at a go. In the past have tried microwaving  2 cups of batter  at a go. They never come out right. The problem might be with my microwave but I thought I should warn. 

Now a quick look at this week's menu at Ma Niche...

This Week's Menu Plan


SundayPotluck Party with Friends

Monday

Dinner Out : Its our 8th Marriage Anniversary !

Tuesday

Masoor Dhal with spinach, Bengali Cauliflower and Peas Curry,  Rice. 

Wednesday 

Sweet-Salty Potato Far, Vegetable Stew

Thursday

Spaghetti with PW's Spaghetti sauce


Friday

Gozleme, Mediterranean Chicken Meatballs, Spinach-Artichoke Dip with Sweet Potato Mayo, Dhal

Saturday

Leftovers


I shall be sharing this at the following parties.




11 comments:

  1. Looks great! What is teff flour? I've never heard of it!

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  2. Now this sounds delicious and I love that you can cook it up in just a minute! I tend to generally agree with you about microwave cakes, but I'm intrigued by this one...

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  3. You had me at Nutella. Would love to try making this but what is teff flour?

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  4. I love anything with Nutella. Great recipe!

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  5. Thanks Rumana, Javelin Warrior, Yummychunket and Swati.

    @ Amanda, Ritchil : Teff is an Ethiopian grain. It is suppose to be very healthy and you can get it at most grocery stores. You can read more about teff here... http://www.teffco.com/what-is-teff/ and in this earlier post on the blog http://myniche-myspace.blogspot.com/2013/11/teff-crepes-world-diabetes-day.html

    In case you do not find teff, use all-purpose flour. It works just as well.

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  6. Oh my this looks so good. Thanks tons for the recipe. I would love to have you link up to my ongoing Holiday Baking Party @ http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2013/11/holiday-baking-party.html. Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

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  7. I would love to have this little Chocolate Treat right now. Thanks so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday and enjoy your Thanksgiving week!
    Come Back Soon
    Miz Helen

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  8. Your nutella cake and chocolate cake sounds delicious but your menu for the week is amazing! Your family certainly has a varied diet. It must keep meals interesting at your house.

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  9. pinning this for my nutella addicted son.

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