The Temptations on Pinterest

The Temptations on Pinterest

Oh, how I love you, Pinterest. I can easily while way hours, scrolling through workouts, fashion, motivation, home interiors and books.

But, how often do I find myself scrolling through tasty treats? All. The. Time.

Sometimes, it’s healthy stuff that I pin and save for later. I’ve tried out lots: some are more successful than others. Disasters include cinnamon quinoa breakfast bars (far too dense) and black bean brownies (dry, dry, dry).

Other times, I can’t resist the naughty stuff. And that’s where I’ve been drawn to recently.

And I’ve found a recipe that not only works, but gives me a warm, tasty, chocolate hit whenever I want it, as all of the ingredients are store cupboard staples. And it’s pretty naughty.

It’s a chocolate mug cake. Dreeeeaaamy! Have you ever tried it?

It takes about twenty seconds to throw together:

Grab a mug. Add in:

1/4 cup of plain flour

1/4 cup of sugar

a pinch of salt

2 tablespoons of cocoa (I use Green & Blacks)

Give the dry ingredients a quick mix together.

choc pic 1

Then add in:

2 tablespoons of olive oil

3 tablespoons of water

Mix it all up. If it’s a little dry, add a little more water.

choc pic 2

Pop it in the microwave for 1 minute, 40 seconds.

Oh, my. It comes out with just that slight gooiness that is heaven!

choc pic 3


choc pic 4

What’s your favourite pinterest find?

27 thoughts on “The Temptations on Pinterest

    1. Ooh, absolutely! That’s my first go using picmonkey- it will take some tinkering, thanks for the suggestion! 🙂

    1. You’ll never have any spare time again! A friend of mine tells me it’s a useful source of teaching resources sometimes 😉

  1. That looks amazing! I have never actually tried pinterest, not sure if I can afford to loose the time lol

  2. Oh I shouldn’t have seen this now. I am craving something yummy and this would be a good fix. Darn you Jayne! 😉

    And I look at food all the time on there.

      1. Yes and I had all the ingredients on hand. I didn’t cave but was close to doing so. I will keep it filed away though in my memory for that day when I JUST need to.

  3. I love mug cakes, just the right amount and so many different choices to sooth any sweet tooth. Try the “Salted Caramel” or the “Nutella” mug cakes…DELISH!!

  4. I’m going to have my boys try this out tonight…. As if they haven’t eaten enough junk this spring break;). Ill let you know how it goes!;)

  5. Oh gawd, I used to make these all the time when I was a student. I’ve totally forgotten about them. I’ll cautiously thank you for reminding me of the fact that I have a chocolate cake in my house at any time, but I’ll also blame you if I get fat now. 😉

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