60-second peanut butter cups

A quick and easy sweet tooth pantry savior.

More than 5 minutes

Serves 4

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  • 1 cup (250ml) cake flour
  • 3 Tbsp (45ml) cocoa powder + extra for dusting
  • 2 tsp (10ml) baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) sugar
  • 1 cup (250ml) milk
  • 3 Tbsp (45ml) melted butter or canola oil
  • 1 tsp (5ml) vanilla essence
  • 3 Tbsp (45ml) peanut butter (any nut butter or choc spread works too)
  • 1 slab (80g) dark chocolate, chopped (optional)
  • Vanilla ice-cream, for serving


  1. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt and sugar.
  2. Mix milk, butter or oil and vanilla essence in a separate bowl.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well.
  4. Spoon ¼ mixture into a greased 8-10cm cup.
  5. Place 2 tsp (10ml) peanut butter and ¼ of the chocolate in the centre of the batter and press down slightly with the back of a spoon.
  6. Repeat with remaining batter, peanut butter and chocolate.
  7. Microwave for 45 seconds to 1 minute.
  8. Dust with cocoa and serve with a scoop of ice cream.


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