The act of eating cake does not require an occasion. As a kid, the idea of cake reminded me of birthdays and anniversaries; it was the only chance I got to grab a plate of a soft cake generously frosted with fresh cream. But all of that ended when I began baking.
Now I see cake as the highlight of most of my days – from the minute I bring out the ingredients, to whisking the batter, the sweet aroma filling up my home while I take the freshly baked goods out of the oven, to serving them up to the family. I swear I wouldn’t mind doing it day in and day out (if only everyone would stop complaining about sugar problems and putting on weight!)
In my years of experimentation with baking, I’ve spent hours on my feet, elaborately putting together cakes, cupcakes, cookies and puddings. But today, I developed a recipe for a sweet-tooth-lifesaver! A Cake in a Mug – ready to eat in just 10 minutes!
Have you ever been down in the dumps and you needed a quick pick-me-up? Or maybe you’ve been holed up in bed all day ’cause the rain is beating down the windows and you just need that little sparkle to get you up and running? Have you ever wanted to eat a piece of chocolate cake so bad but the thought of running to the nearest bakery or making some yourself just killed your craving? To you, I say, I have the solution to your problems.
So here’s what you’re going to need:
- All Purpose Flour – 4 tbsp
- Sugar – 5 tbsp
- Cocoa Powder – 2 tbsp
- Salt – a pinch
- Egg – 4 tbsp, beaten
- Milk – 3 tbsp
- Vegetable Oil – 3 tbsp
- Vanilla Extract – 1 tsp
- Baking Powder – 1/2 tsp
This is how you make it:
- In a bowl mix together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder.
- Add milk, oil and the beaten egg. Mix well.
- Add in vanilla extract and give the batter a nice whisk.
- Pour the batter into a mug and pop it into the microwave oven. Bake for 1 and half minute on medium high heat.
- Once it is done, decorate it with some Nutella or some whipped cream and some sprinkles.
This Cake in a Mug is delicious! It is chocolaty, moist and gooey and the ending bit at the bottom of the mug is extra creamy – it tastes like a little slice of heaven. For someone who loves their desserts extra chocolaty, this is for you. I didn’t invent the Cake in a Mug – there are tons of recipes for it on the internet. Tons of them claim to be awesome, only to have visitors to the sites complaining that the cake was too dry or the texture was not moist and crumbly but rather too dense. However, I did not have any such problems with this recipe – the cake was splendid!
So if you’re having a drab day and you need something to lift up your spirits, don’t hesitate to indulge in a Cake in a Mug. If you want to surprise your partner with a little something, this is the perfect go-to recipe for you. If you want to let someone special know just how much they mean to you, wrap this Cake in a Mug with some cling film, tie a ribbon around it to give it that festive flare and bring it to them. This is the perfect gift, both for you and your loved ones.
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