I am an obsessive baker as you all know, but even I can’t pull off the impossible and whip up miracles after 9pm! Sunday night and hubster gets the munchies…’just go and make a little chocolate cake’ he asks! Eh no it’s late and by the times it’s ready it will be really late! Cue sulks. So after a bit of a search (thanks Mr Google and the wonderful people of the interweb) I discovered Mug Cakes! Pop all ingredients in the mug, stir, microwave for a couple of minutes and magically you have a real live cake! Our first attempt created a monster that overtook the microwave and was a little dry – remedied by the addition of custard it did the job. But it got my creative juices flowing and I’ve been playing about so here are three fail-safe recipes that even the worst of cooks among you can pull off. You will thank me when you are chowing down on the most perfect cake in 2min! Note-you may have to adjust cooking times and depends on mug size to get the best cake. Have fun trying new flavours!
3tbs plain flour
2tbs caster sugar
2tbs cocoa powder
1/4 tsp bakimg powder
3tbs oil (sunflower/vegetable)
2tbs choc chips or chopped up chocolate
Mix everything in a jug as it’s a bit easier to get it thoroughly mixed – you can just stick it straight in the mug though to save washing up, just use a fork and mix really well.
Microwave for 90sec this is with a 750watt microwave. Keep an eye on it to check it’s not overflowing too much!
Leave to cool for a few minutes before topping with cream, chocolate sauce, ice cream or custard whatever you have.
Chocolate Peanut Butter
1.5tbs peanut butter
5 tbs flour
1/2tsp baking powder
Extra tsp peanut butter
Melt butter and chocolate in microvae for 30sec. Stir and leave for a minute. Then add peanut butter, egg, sugar, flour and baking powder. Stiring between each. Once mixed microwave for 50 seconds. Remove and push a spoonful of peanut butter inyo the centre. Microwave for a further 20 seconds. Leave to cool for a minute as it will be scorchio!
Jammy Donut Mug Cake
5tbs plain flour
1/2tsp baking powder
Melt butter in micro for 30 sec. Cool for a minute. Add sugar, egg yolk and milk then mix. Add flour and baking powder and stir. Add1 tsp jam to centre. Microwave for 50 sec. Top with teaspoon jam and serve.