The Best 70-Second Microwave Mug Cake Recipe

The Best 70-Second Microwave Mug Cake Recipe

I’ve tried a bunch of mug cake recipes and the end-results were always a disaster. It just goes straight to the bin as no one wants to touch them ☹.  And maybe you’re asking why don’t I just bake a proper cake? Well, because baking even a 9-inch size cake takes our family days or even weeks to finish aside from the fact that I don’t like the mess really. I know that baking is fun BUT cleaning the pan, measuring cups, spoons, bowl, mixer and everything else in between is such a task for a lazy busy person like me.

So, mug cake is the best solution for someone who’s craving for a slice of cake and don’t have the time to do a proper one. You don’t even need to know how to bake to make this.

As I said, the journey to find the perfect mug cake was not easy. I’ve tried everything that swears that their recipe was the best. So when Jennie Epperson posted her 70-second teacup cake recipe, I jumped out of bed and immediately tried it. Ahhhh!!! Hello calories! Come to momma! It’s just perfect as it’s moist like how I want my cake to be, not cloyingly sweet, and the best part of all – less mess and easy clean-up. My type of cake, really!

Mug Cake

What are the ingredients?

¼ cup all-purpose flour

2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

¼ teaspoon baking powder

2 tablespoon granulated sugar

1/8 teaspoon salt

¼ cup + 1 tablespoon milk

2 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 tablespoon Nutella or peanut butter. You can even sprinkle it with semi-sweet chocolate chips or marshmallows if you want. The option is limitless!

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How to do it?

1. Take a medium-sized mug (make sure it’s microwave safe) and whisk together all the dry ingredients. Note: The recipe asks to mix everything on a medium bowl first. But, as I’m lazy smart, I ditched the bowl and just whisk everything in the same mug that I’m using, one less bowl to clean.

2. Whisk in the milk and vegetable oil until all ingredients are combined and batter has no clumps.

3. Add 1 tablespoon of Nutella or peanut butter in the middle of the batter. Just drop it and you don’t need to push it down. It will sink on its own. This is also the time to sprinkle your chocolate chips if you have them.

4. Microwave mug cake for 70 seconds on high! **See my notes below

5. Carefully remove the mug from microwave, get a spoon, scoop, close your eyes and enjoy the calories. It’s all worth it!

This was me dropping a spoonful of creamy peanut butter just in the middle of the batter. I then put the mug in the microwave for 70 seconds.    Mug Cake

This is the end result after 70 seconds…. :):)FullSizeRender 197

** Notes:

Make sure that your mug has enough head space for the cake to rise without pouring over. You don’t want to clean the microwave after.

Another tip is to place a paper towel unto the microwave and set the mug on top just to catch any batter in case cake overflows.

Since my microwave doesn’t have a digital timer set on it, I use my phone as my timer. Do not overbake the cake. Depends on your microwave, result might yield differently but the good thing about having a mug cake is you can just keep on trying until you find the perfect one. You won’t feel too much guilty throwing inedible food.

Go ahead and try! Tell me how it turned out. You can tag me on Instagram and I’ll compile and post them here. My handle name is filipina_expat. If you want to connect on Facebook, just look for Filipina Expat.

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