I’ve never made Mug-Cakes on my YouTube channel before, and now that I’ve started playing with them I have no idea why! These little single serve delights are unbelievably easy, have very little mess and are delicious!
So, with just a couple of days until Valentine’s Day, I bring you the 5 minute Mug-Cake for Two (or just one really big one!)
If you want to see this recipe being made live, you can view the YouTube video HERE at any time, otherwise read on below for everything you need to know.
This ultimate Cup-Cake is super easy to make and serve and perfect for cosy nights in front of the TV when you’re too lazy to cook a whole dessert. Let’s call it “Emergency Dessert”
To make these decadent delights, you’ll need the following things:
1 x Bowl
2 x Microwave safe mugs
1 x Spoon
4 tbsp plain flour
4 tbsp fine (caster) sugar
2 tbsp cocoa
1 tsp baking powder
3 tbsp whole milk
3 tbsp oil (vegetable or canola are good, but any will do)
1 splash vanilla essence or extract (approx half a tsp)
1tsp butter or margarine (optional)
3tbsp chocolate chips (optional)
1/ Combine all ingredients together in your bowl (I prefer to mix in the bowl than in the mugs so I get even ingredients quantities in each, and because it looks neater for serving)
2/ Mix with your spoon or spatula until well combined
3/ Pour an even amount of mixture into each mug
4/ Cover each mug with some plastic wrap
5/ Cook on High (1000w microwave) for 1 – 1.5 minutes each. Cook each mug separately and remember they will continue to cook a touch more on standing, so I found 1 minute perfect for my mug-cakes. Touch the centre and if it’s firm then your cakes are done. Try not to overcook these or they will go rubbery (the perils of the microwave!)
6/ Serve with a generous dollop of ice cream or whipped cream and maybe some chocolate sauce!
7/ Enjoy the sounds of delight form whoever you’ve decided to share your second mug with.
Remember, these are microwave mug cakes – they are not designed to replace that light fluffy texture of a scratch baked, oven cooked cake or batch of cupcakes. The consistency is more like a mud cake, quite dense and deliciously rich.
I needed the ice cream to break up the rich flavour, as well as to cool my steaming mug cake down but all in all, this recipe is delicious. You can eliminate the chocolate chips and butter if you don’t have them on hand, and the result will be the same just not as rich in flavour.
Now that my ‘5 minute Mug” obsession has started, with new recipes are being “tested” in my kitchen daily, you can expect to see more Mug-creations from me in the future,
Brownies? Cookies? Pie? Lets see what else we can whip up using the microwave and a mug, in under 5 minutes
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this recipe, and your results re-creating this at home. Leave me a comment and let me know if you loved it, loathed it or have a request for another “mug-creation” for me to try.