Thank you, Pinterest

Pinterest.  It’s a strange addiction, but an addiction no less.  The ability to bookmark new recipes, wise words on digital posters, that “how to” on reupholstering a chair, beautiful accessories and dream room designs, all in one place?  Magnificent idea.

I’m a pinner.  I love pinning.  Seriously.  I may not always act on my pins, but they make me happy, give me inspiration and provide a make believe world of beautiful things.  Everyone should have a make believe world of beautiful things.  It should be no surprise that my favorite Pinterest board is my “Put My Face In It” board.  It consists of all things I want to put my face into.  They are, of course, all sweet treats.  After flipping through the board, I can say that I’ve only attempted to make one of these treats.  Granted, I’ve made it about a dozen times now, but only one.

Nutella Mug Cake.

So thank you, Pinterest.  Your magic ways of discovery have provided me the chance to memorize a recipe for instant desserts for one.

My waistline tells a different story of magic, but never places blame on Nutella Mug Cake.  Ever.

yummy

Nutella Mug Cake
Makes cake for one. Do not attempt to share. 
– 4 tablespoons self-rising flour
– 4 tablespoons sugar
– 1 egg
– 3 tablespoons cocoa
– 3 tablespoons milk
– 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
– 3 tablespoons Nutella
1. Combine all ingredients in a large, microwavable coffe mug.  Whisk well with fork until smooth.  (I’ve found that mixing it in a cereal bowl makes for smoother batter.  And I do not attempt to mix the Nutella – I just plop it into the center of the mug once it’s all together.)
2. Microwave for 1-3 minutes.  (I usually go 1½ minutes. I tend to like gooey cake, especially with a super gooey Nutella center.)
3. Top with whatever you like, Cool Whip, Redi-Whip, more chocolate – I’m usually too impatient and just dig in.  SO GOOD!
 
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June 7, 2012 - 8:36 am

Wendi @ Bon Appetit Hon - I think I gained 5 lbs just looking at that board. Lots of deliciousness going on there lady.

June 7, 2012 - 10:55 am

katie o. - You guys and your sinfully sweet pin boards kill me. I’m like Wendi…I gain weight every single time I look at them!

June 7, 2012 - 1:37 pm

Susan - Oh wow. Oh WOW. I need to buy some self-rising flour, immediately. I already have Nutella…

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