I love the concept of a microwave mug cake – stir a few pantry ingredients in a mug, zap in the microwave for a minute and then ta da! (Nearly) instant pudding for one! It was a lot of fun thinking of different flavours of mug cakes and of course, taste testing each of them.
Just quickly, how cute are these mugs?! I picked them up from Woolworths the other day, down from $4 to $2 each – bargain!
The first mug cake in this series is the classic dark chocolate mug cake. I regularly make a giant dark chocolate pudding in the cooler months, and there is nothing more comforting on a wintery night. But it’s 8 servings and let’s be honest I don’t need ALL those calories. So a single serving basic choc pudding is perfect! I also love this recipe as I can get my chocolate fix even when I don’t have chocolate in the house – cocoa powder solves that problem!
- 3 tbsp butter, melted (or flavourless oil)
- 1 egg (lightly beaten)
- 3 tbsp milk
- 4 tbsp plain flour
- 3 tbsp caster sugar
- 3 tbsp cocoa powder
- ½ tsp baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- Put butter into mug and microwave for 10 seconds to melt.
- Add in egg and milk and lightly beat with a fork until combined.
- Add dry ingredients into mug and beat with your fork until mixed through.
- Place mug in the microwave and cook for 1 minute on medium heat.
- The pudding should be risen and still slightly gooey in the middle. If still undercooked for your liking, cook it further in 10 second bursts in the microwave.
- Serve with lightly whipped cream or icecream.
- Enjoy! See below for some flavour options.
♥ Choc Peanut Butter Mug Cake – drop a tablespoon of peanut butter into the middle of the mug before cooking for a delicious peanutty surprise.
♥ Double Choc Mug Cake – if you have cooking chocolate buttons lying around, put a few on top of your pudding mixture. They will sink as it cooks, giving you a wonderful molten chocolate filling.
♥ Vegan Mug Cake – Substitute butter for vegetable oil, milk for soy or almond milk and omit the egg. Serve with vegan icecream or it’s delicious with just a dusting of icing sugar!
♥ Bounty Coconut Mug Cake – Add in a tablespoon of shredded or desiccated coconut and mix into the batter. Stick a fun size Bounty, or 2 squares of Lindt Coconut, into the middle of the batter for an extra coconut filling!
Enjoy and stay tuned for flavour #2 next week!