For those who are craving a quick snack that will satisfy their sweet tooth, a mug cake might be the perfect solution. This is especially helpful for those who don’t want to make an entire cake or large dessert and only want a single serving. Thanks to the small portions that mug cakes make possible, multiple people will be able to make different flavors, facilitating the ability to cater to the varying tastes of different people. A lot of people are also fond of mug cakes because they are a small piece of comfort that we can make quickly and feel at home.
With this dessert’s quick and simple recipe, it’s easy for anyone to make for a quick snack, only requiring a fraction of the time that making a different dessert would take. Fortunately, these recipes don’t require you to go to the store and buy any supplies or ingredients as most people already have everything they would need on hand. When it comes to ingredients, it’s a little more complicated, but still, most households will have them already in their possession due to their common use in a variety of recipes.
First, you’re going to start off by mixing the dry ingredients, then you’ll add in the wet ingredients, mix it well, and then put the mug in the microwave, your dessert is ready to cook!
Lemon Mug Cake Recipe
For those looking for something a little different than the stereotypical cake flavors, the lemon mug cake may be a good option.
Here’s what the recipe calls for:
- 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1/3 cup of milk
- 1/3 cup of light brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon of olive oil
- 1 small egg
- 1/4 cup of lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon of lemon zest
- Some butter for greasing
This recipe is also a little different and a little more involved that you will need to prepare the batter in a small bowl before the mixture goes into the mug.
- Combine the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder in a bowl and mix it well.
- Whisk together the rest of your ingredients (except the butter, which comes in later) in a separate bowl.
- Combine the mixture of the dry ingredients with the mixture of the wet ingredients and stir until the batter is well-mixed, but a few lumps will still be present.
- Now is when the butter comes in. Grease the mug that you are planning on microwaving with the butter. Pour your batter into the mug, microwave it for 2 minutes and 45 seconds, and then you will be able to enjoy your mug cake!
Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe
If you’re looking for a delightful dessert that will satisfy your chocolate craving, this is the perfect mug cake recipe for you!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup of white sugar
- 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon of salt
- 3 tablespoons of milk
- 2 tablespoons of canola oil
- 1 tablespoon of water
- 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
As is the case with all mug cake recipes, remember to mix all of your dry ingredients in your mug first, then add in the wet ingredients and mix again. After everything is mixed well, microwave your mug for approximately 1 minute and 45 seconds.
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You might also want to know...
Are mug cakes supposed to be gooey?
Yes, and it’s best to eat the mug cake as soon as possible rather than letting it sit, otherwise you risk missing out on the gooey center altogether. However, there are some people who insist that mug cakes are best once they have the chance to cool down after being microwaved.
How can I make mug cake even better?
There are mixed thoughts on how to better mug cake being that people have varying tastes. Some say that a whole egg being part of the recipe is too much egg for such a small amount of batter and can overpower the taste. Others say that the shape of your mug can impact how well and thoroughly it cooks. Improving the taste of a mug cake will be primarily based on your taste, so play around with the recipe as you see fit!
How can I store a mug cake if I don’t finish it in one sitting?
Mug cakes can be stored at room temperature for up to 24 hours.
Why is my microwave cake hard?
Just be careful not to overwhip after adding the dry ingredients, especially after adding the flour. Because the gluten becomes activated when the flour is overbeaten at a specific pace, it can result in the formation of a dry, hard cake.