Hey girl hey. And boy.
Fall officially started yesterday and what better way to spend your fall days then reading a book and sipping your…..mugcake. I’ve seen mug cakes trending around Youtube for a year now and thought you know what? I think it’s time I actually put these to the test. Surely a cake can’t be made within 5 minutes of prep time and one minute of heat, right? Well it turns out I really underestimated microwaves and thought I’d share the easiest 3 recipes I found that worked with the ingredients I had in my house. Was it tasty? Was it awful? Keep reading to find out.
1. Chocolate Fudge
The first mugcake I ever tried was from Spice Bangla who posted this super easy to follow mugcake here. I decided to give it a shot and this is what happened.
What You Need
- 3 tbsp all purpose flour
- 2 tsp granulated sugar
- 2 tsp cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 pinch salt
- 3 tbsp milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla essence (I used vanilla powder)
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 20 gram milk chocolate chunks (I used chocolate chip)
Step 1 – Mix all dry ingredients
Step 2 – Mix all your wet ingredients.
Step 3 – Microwave!
Now I forgot to take an after photo but here are my thoughts:
This. was. too. sweet. for. me. Like I took one bite and omlll it was so moist. Now my little brother has the biggest sweet tooth so he LOVED this but I only have a COLD sweet tooth for things like ice cream and cheesecakes so….this was a no. The texture was really good though and it felt like a real cake. I might just add vanilla ice cream next time.
2. Chocolate Banana
I was so shook to see how easy this was and decided to try it out.
What You Need
- 1 medium ripe banana
- ¼ cup (4 tablespoons) peanut butter (or any nut butter)
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
- 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
Step 1 – Mix dry ingredients followed by wet ingredients
Step 2 – Microwave for a minute
My Thoughts: This. was. terrible. It took ages to put it back in the microwave for intervals and ugh! I think the eggs threw me off and I just felt uneasy eating it. I did eventually have to dump it in the garbage for my own health’s sake but I just mess up everything I make and this isn’t any different. You can try it out but recipes with eggs in a microwave haven’t been going too well for me.
3. Chocolate Jam
What You Need
- 2 Tablespoons of self raising flour (OR 2 tbsp of normal flour, a pinch of salt and 1/4 tsp of baking powder)
- 2 Teaspoons of sugar
- 2 Teaspoons of cocoa powder
- 2 Tablespoons of milk
- 1 Tablespoon of oil
- 1-2 Tablespoons of choc chips
- Jam of choice
Step 1 – Mix. Mix. Mix (except the jam, just plop it on in the end)
I told you my brother had a sweet tooth.
Step 2 – Microwave
Thoughts: This was my favourite because it was light enough to take a few bites of but again, it was too sweet for me. My brother devoured it in seconds though. Seriously, I’m going to give everything that I fail to him.
Anddd that’s all for today. We should do salty microwave recipes next time!
Have you ever tried mugcakes?
What is your favourite mugcake recipe?
Do you have a sweet tooth? Scale of 1 – 10?
I’ll see you on Friday.