Remember when you were a kid and you would be outside in the snow for hours, sledding and making snow angels and generally clowning around until your mittens were caked with snow, and you couldn’t feel your ears, and there was melted snow in your snow boots? And you would go inside and by the time you had peeled off your snowsuit and your damp socks and your hat with the pom-poms and your hair was wild with static electricity and your nose was bright pink and you were out of breath from dragging the sled up the hill 500 times and screaming with excitement all the way down, your mama had a cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows melting on top all ready for you?
Yep, I remember that.
So, what if you could recreate that perfect cup of hot chocolate, but instead of finding hot cocoa under the marshmallows, you spooned up a perfect bite of warm, slightly creamy chocolate cake instead?
Wouldn’t that be almost like the sheer wonderfulness of being a kid on a snow day with nothing to do but play in the snow with your friends and then come inside to a chocolate treat made by your mama? I think that if anything can come close to that long-ago feeling, it just might be this fun and easy recipe. Go find some oven-safe mugs and give it a try…no matter what season it is, it’s enough to bring out the happy little kid in you.