This cake is ridiculously easy to make and perfect for a quick chocolate/nutella fix.

Chocolate mug cakes have been on my radar for over a year now. The idea is pretty neat. You combine all the ingredients in a large mug, cook it in the microwave for a few minutes, and out comes a steaming chocolate cake. The clean up and prep time are both minimal. I think start to finish the process took me less than 10 minutes. (Some call this the five minute mug cake, but I think it’s a little more than 5 minutes. It may be five minutes if you have all the ingredients laid out, but if they are scattered about, it’s more like a less than ten minute recipe. Still ridiculously easy though.)

After our previous great dining experience at Whisknladle which you can read about here, I’ve been wanting to go back. We got a chance to recently, doing an early birthday celebration for my friend Steve.

Whisknladle’s menu offers a wide array of dishes that you won’t normally see on restaurant menus. Almost everything is made in house. Rather than separate out appetizers and main entrees, everything is listed together, allowing you the freedom to order a few dishes to split amongst your party. I tried to get a better picture of the menu by holding it up to the light, but I didn’t realize the back of the menu ended up shining through too.

We were given some hot, crusty sour dough bread to start.


Oreo stuffed chocolate chip cookies have been popping up on a lot of food blogs lately thanks to the ingenious idea by Picky Palate. I’ve tried a few stuffed cookie versions including the thin mint stuffed chocolate chip cookies and brownie stuffed chocolate chip cookies.

I was originally going to try the oreo stuffed chocolate chip cookies, but then I thought of trying a chocolate cookies stuffed with oreos, similar to chocolate covered oreos.