5 of the Most Dreamy Mug Cake Recipes You'll Want to Make Immediately | My Baba

I’m loving the new mug cake craze! If you haven’t heard about it, it’s a really quick and easy way to make individual servings of delicious cake, and I have to say, I’m in absolute awe! Here are five of my favourites. If you try them, do send in a photo! Have fun.

Nutella Mug Cake

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons self rising flour
  • 4 tablespoons white granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons Nutella
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil

Method:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large coffee mug. Whisk well with a fork until smooth. Microwave on high for 1 1/2 – 3 minutes. (Time depends on microwave wattage. Mine took 1 /2 minutes.) Top with whipped cream and a little chocolate sauce if desired.
  2. Top with whipped cream and chocolate syrup. Enjoy!

Three-Chocolate Microwave Mug Brownie

Ingredients

  • 1 slice of butter 1cm thick (30g)
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tbsp caster sugar
  • 6 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp single cream
  • 2 tbsp chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp crunchy hazelnut spread

Method

  1. Melt the butter in a bowl for 20 seconds (800 watts).
  2. In a mug: beat in one by one the egg, sugar, melted butter, flour, cocoa, baking powder, cream and chocolate chips.
  3. Spread the crunchy hazelnut spread around the inside edge of the mug.
  4. Cook in the microwave for one minute 20 seconds (800 watts)

Banana Mug Cake with Coffee Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp butter, melted (or flavourless oil)
  • 1 egg (lightly beaten)
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 ripe banana (mashed)
  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 scoop of coffee ice cream to serve

Method

  1. Put butter into mug and microwave for 10 seconds to melt.
  2. Add in egg and milk and lightly beat with a fork until combined.
  3. Add mashed banana into the mug and continue stirring with you fork until mixed through.
  4. Finally, add dry ingredients into the mug and beat with your fork until combined.
  5. Place mug in the microwave and cook for 1 minute on medium heat.
  6. 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.
  7. Serve with a generous scoop of coffee ice cream.

Berry Cobbler

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Strawberries
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 tbs white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 2 tbs milk

Method

  1. Chop berries and add to a mug. Add powdered sugar, stir to combine.
  2. In a separate bowl, add the flour, white sugar, baking powder and mix to combine. Add the butter and rub in with your fingers until combined. Add the milk and stir (I used my hands for this too, less dishes to wash).
  3. Add the dough to the top of the berries (sprinkle with additional sugar, if desired).
  4. Microwave on high for about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.
  5. Allow to cool.

Cinamon Roll Mug Cake

Ingredients

Cake:

  • 4 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 3 tsp granulated white sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/16 tsp nutmeg
  • 3 tbsp fat free milk
  • 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil

Cinnamon swirl:

  • 1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tbsp butter
  • Frosting (makes enough for 2)
  • 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp cream cheese
  • 2 – 2 1/2 tbsp powdered sugar

Method

  1. Combine all the cake ingredients into a microwave-safe mug. This is a smaller cake, so using an 8 oz mug should be fine. Whisk with a small whisk until batter is smooth and no lumps remain.
  1. In a separate small bowl, combine cinnamon swirl ingredients. Microwave briefly, about 20-30 seconds, or until butter melts. (I recommend covering top with paper towel before microwaving.) Stir and mix until uniform. Pour into a small liquid container that has a narrow pouring spout.
  1. Working quickly (you don’t want the butter to cool as your swirl will become hard to pour), scoop out 3 tbsp of cake batter and set aside. Pour a swirl into the remaining batter in the mug, starting from the middle and working to the edge (like in the photos above). Pour the rest of the batter back in, making sure to cover the cinnamon swirl completely. Pour another cinnamon swirl on top. It’s okay if you still have a little leftover of the cinnamon mix.
  1. Cook cake in microwave for about 1 minute until cake parts are completely cooked. The butter from the cinnamon swirl might separate slightly during cooking which will cause the cinnamon swirl to be a little gooey and wet but it’ll solidify and sink in as the cake cools.
  1. While cake is cooking, make the frosting. In a medium bowl, add ingredients. Warm in microwave slightly, about 10 seconds. Make sure to cover bowl with paper towel before heating. Using a really good whisk, whisk until uniform and frosting thickens. Scoop frosting into a piping bag and pipe frosting onto cake. You should have enough to frost two cakes. You can save the remaining for another time.

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