Take a trip back to your childhood with a quick and easy dessert. This Peanut Butter and Jelly Microwave Mug Cake is a great way to satisfy your cake craving in under 5 minutes!
Peanut Butter and Jelly. That pretty much sums up my childhood right there. How many PB&J’s did I consume as a kid? Too many to count, that’s for sure.
Actually, my favorite was Peanut Butter, Banana and Honey Sandwiches. Those were a real treat! Maybe I’ll have to make a Microwave Mug Cake with that flavor combo next time.
A while back I came across a recipe for Quick Nutella Mug Cake on The Comfort of Cooking. I had never tried a microwave mug cake before because I was skeptical. But this particular Nutella Mug Cake looked delicious. So I gave it a try. And it was tasty! Perfect for my late night sweet cravings.
Since then I have been making all sorts of mug cakes. I’ve made pumpkin cakes, spiced cakes, funfetti cakes and peanut butter cakes.
Peanut Butter & Co. sent me some of their specialty peanut butter flavors to try out. I have used several different flavors in this mug cake. All have been great! My favorite is the Mighty Maple while my daughter is obsessed with the Dark Chocolate Dreams.
Microwave Mug Cake is a little dryer and crumbly than regular cake (I ain’t gonna lie). So most of the time I top them with whipped cream or maple syrup to add that moisture. The Peanut Butter Mug Cake was screaming for Jelly instead of whipped cream! I used Strawberry Smucker’s. Use your favorite flavor. Grape Jelly, anyone!?!?
If you are looking for a cake type treat that takes less than 5 minutes to make . . . well, this is for you. And I usually decrease the recipe by half for myself. I just need those 5-6 bites of cake to make my tummy happy.
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- 1/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
- 1/4 Cup Peanut Butter
- 1/4 Cup Whole Milk
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 2 Tablespoons Ultrafine Sugar
- Jelly Flavor of Choice
In small bowl; mix flour, baking powder and sugar.
Add peanut butter and milk. Mix until fully incorporated.
Spray microwavable mug with non-stick. Transfer batter to mug.
Microwave on high for 60-90 seconds or until middle is done.
Top with a generous dollop of your favorite jelly and Enjoy!
You can mix batter in mug without spraying with non-stick. This step is just because I'm lazy about dishes and don't like to scrub.
Adapted from Comfort of Cooking
Or if you got more than 5 minutes to spare . . .