Individual-serving mug cakes are berry easy to make for you and a friend!
MIX: In small bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder.
MELT: In medium bowl, combine butter and chocolate chips. Heat in microwave at 50 percent power for 1 to 2 minutes. Use spoon to stir mixture until smooth.
WHISK: Add eggs, sugar, cocoa, jam, vanilla, and salt to chocolate mixture and whisk until smooth. Add flour mixture and whisk until smooth.
COOK: Place mugs on opposite sides of microwave turntable. Cook at 50 percent power for 1 minute. Stop microwave and use spoon to stir batter in each mug, making sure to reach bottom of mug.
COOK MORE: Cook at 50 percent power for 1 more minute (batter will rise to below rim of mug and cake will look wet around edges—if edges are not set, cook at 50 percent power for 15 to 30 seconds more).
Did you know that when chocolate first came to the United States, it was more common to drink it than to eat it? In the 18th century, New Yorkers were known to grate chocolate into hot water and enjoy it as a beverage, often in the morning. That chocolaty breakfast drink (yum!) evolved into the chocolate candy bar in the mid-19th century, and chocolate has been made into all sorts of sweet treats ever since— especially around Valentine’s Day.