Friday, 27 January 2012

Cake in a mug

I've seen this idea for making cakes in mugs kicking around for a fair while, and I finally got around to trying one when my craving for chocolate cake overpowered me. There are some really simple [this being one] and some more "developed" recipes for cakes in mugs on the internet it's all up to personal choice. I just wanted something super quick and fun plus with currently having really bad tonsils at the moment, I needed something easy to eat. 


What you will need;
One microwaveable mug
Said microwave
One egg
Four tablespoons of icing/confecioners sugar
One and a half tablespoons of cocoa powder


Just measure out and mix all the ingredients together into your chosen mug and stick into the microwave for about one to one and a half minutes depending on the power of your microwave - just make sure to keep an eye on it.


Mine developed a slight lean after taking it out of the mug, I guess you can eat it without a topping but I choose some cream. It's never going to beat a top notch cake and or desert but if you want something quick and very easy to make then its definitely worth giving a go. I think this might starve off many a chocolate and cake hungry pang in the near future.

Have you ever made a cake in a mug? Have any good mug cake recipes to share?

42 comments:

  1. I have a bil who makes these all the time! You can also add nuts, chocolate or other flavor chips, whatever your fancy! Thanks for sharing the recipe Rachael! I keep forgetting to get it from him!

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    1. Ooo great ideas, think i'll have to have a look in the cupboards for some nuts for next time.

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  2. very fun idea, will be trying out later :) xxx

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  3. omg you're going to have me making this at like 2 in the morning when I have a craving for chocolate cake!! xD haha


    <3,
    Dana

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    1. That would be a great idea for bedtime cravings I will agree.

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  4. i love mug cake, so yummy and easy to make!

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    1. And I think it might turn into an addiction ... oops

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  5. I used to make this!:D

    Happy Weekend!:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  6. Wow, how have I never heard of this!? This looks so yummy considering it's so easy to make. Will definitely be giving this a go when I have my next chocolate craving!

    xo Samantha Grace

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  7. Lovely blog.
    http://xtheperfectmess.blogspot.com

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  8. thanks for sharing this. I am going to have to try it. I know my kids will LOVE it.

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  9. Awesome!!!! We got to try this!
    We love your blog.
    Take care,
    Love, Joan and Joann

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  10. thanks for sharing this, i have heard many people making this.
    i have yet to try (:!

    http://maisecrets.blogspot.com
    CMPang x

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  11. Oh wow I've never heard of a mug cake! What a cute idea!

    Hope you have a lovely weekend! :)

    -j
    sorelle in style

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  12. I've never heard of a cake made in a mug before! Interesting! Hope you feel better soon.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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    1. Thank you Liz, getting there slowly but the man has man flu again so it's like we just bounce being ill back and forth.

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  13. omg and I was just craving some chocolate cake last night! I don't have a microwave (I know, I'm such a hippie) so this wouldn't have worked, but still... So easy.

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  14. I have always wanted to try a mug cake. I'm going to keep this in mind for the next time I'm dying for a sweet fix but don't have anything in the house. I love how simple this is.

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  15. Oooh I did a 5 minute chocolate cake too - http://www.akisforkate.com/2011/10/humans-are-as-cruel-as-world-is.html

    It was delicious and so easy! After looking at yours I`m craving chocolate now)

    >'.'<

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    1. O a five minute chocolate cake sounds good too!

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  16. Awe, I could totally use a cake like this right now! ;)

    Btw, I come from Chrissy's blog; thanks a lot for the sweet comment there!

    Hope you're having a great weekend! ;D

    Miki.

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  17. I have always wanted to try this out! Your's looks great :) x

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    1. Thank you! It was definitely something i've been meaning to try for ages!

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  18. I've heard about this!! Looks so good! This is perfect for one! My boyfriend doesn't like sweets (hes a freak) so I never make dessert because its just me. Going to try this!

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  19. I've always been intrigued by this so I'm glad you let us know how it worked out!

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    1. Yeah for a first try I will say it was tasty!

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  20. omg that is so ingenious! i never thought to make it in the microwave!! i'm so going to try that.. i can only imagine how dangerous that would be with a cold scoop of vanilla bean ice cream haha!!

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    1. Mmm totally! The cream was bad enough.

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  21. When I was a student one of my friends had this taped up in the kitchen for a cake fix after nights out but we never had any eggs to make it with! Does look yummy though!

    Charlotte

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    1. If i'd of known about this when I was a student I don't think i'd of been living off much else!

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  22. This is so cool. I have never thought about doing this before, but now I have to try it.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  23. What! I have never heard of this. How ingenious indeed. The best part about it for me is that it would limit my portion size to just what fits and bakes in a cup -- that way i wouldn't eat so many extra slices of cake!

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    1. That's true and you can see how much your eating!

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  24. Oh yummy goodness, I have not but will def. try it out ;) Thanks!

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  25. I have been wanting to try this for so long. In fact maybe I'll go do that right now. Yes I think I will. ha thank you for the brilliant idea!

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    1. Your welcome, hope yours comes out good.

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  26. Awww what a cute idea. It is definitely my cup of cake.

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