mearl223 On October - 2 - 2011

Cake-in-a-mug – 8 varieties.

Why bake a whole big cake & stuff it down when you really just have a craving for a LIL’ Cake, don’t have company to share it with & just don’t feel like heading out to buy some? Do this.. QUICK!

 

 

 

 

 

 

IDEA 1 – Banana Walnut Cake-In-A-Mug

Ingredients:

- 8 Tbsp. mashed ripe banana pulp
- 1 Tbsp chopped walnuts
- 4 Tbsp. self raising flour
- 1 egg
- 3 tbsp oil
- 3 tbsp water
- a pinch of salt

Method:

- Grease a strong thick large mug (one that othws holds 2 cups of water)
- Add the dry ingredients & stir, crack in the egg & stir with a metal whisk, before mixing in the wet ingredients.
- With a tbsp, scrape the edges & fold the batter well.
- Bake on medium power for 3 mins – watch as it rises! (Timing may vary dep. on your microwave’s power)
- With an oven-mitt, remove the mug & slide out the cake – leave to cool. Serve as is or with ice-cream. Ta-da!


Here are some variations to the above idea; The method will remain the same as above.

IDEA 2 – Hot-Cocoa Chocolate Cake-In-A-Mug

Ingredients:

- 9 Tbsp. hot chocolate powder mix
- 4 Tbsp. self raising flour
- 1 egg
- 3 tbsp oil
- 3 tbsp water
- a pinch of salt


IDEA 3 – Tropical Fiesta Cake-In-A-Mug

Ingredients:

- 2 Tbsp. mango pulp
- 1 Tbsp. peach pulp
- 2 Tbsp. fresh orange/pineapple juice (or a tsp of essence)
- 2 Tbsp. thick/creamy coconut milk
- 4 Tbsp. self raising flour
- 1 egg
- 3 tbsp oil
- 3 tbsp water
- a pinch of salt

IDEA 4 – Green Tea & Mint Cake-In-A-Mug

Ingredients:

- 1 Tbsp. pasted mint leaves
- 8 Tbsp. freshly made green tea
- 1 drop light green food color
- 4 Tbsp. self raising flour
- 1 egg
- 3 tbsp oil
- 3 tbsp water
- a pinch of salt

IDEA 5 – Sweetheart Cake-In-A-Mug

Ingredients:

- 6 Tbsp whipped strawberry yoghurt
- 1 Tbsp rose essence
- 1 Tbsp chunky strawberry jam
- 2 drops light pink or 1 drop red food color
- 4 Tbsp. self raising flour
- 1 egg
- 3 tbsp oil
- 3 tbsp water
- a pinch of salt

IDEA 6 – Peanut-butter ‘n Jelly Cake-In-A-Mug

Ingredients:

- 4 Tbsp chunky or plain peanut butter & 3 Tbsp. Jam
(OR 6-7 Tbsp. mixed peanutbetter-jelly spread )
- 4 Tbsp. self raising flour
- 1 egg
- 3 tbsp oil
- 3 tbsp water
- a pinch of salt

IDEA 7 – Coffee-Mocha Cake-In-A-Mug

Ingredients:

- 3 Tbsp instant coffee powder
- 4 Tbsp milk or cream
- 2 Tbsp chocolate powder
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 4 Tbsp. self raising flour
- 1 egg
- 3 tbsp oil
- 3 tbsp water
- a pinch of salt

IDEA 8 – Christmas Cake-In-A-Mug

Ingredients:

- 2 Tbsp. rum/ brandy/wine of your choice
- 1 Tbsp. honey
- 1 tsp cinnamon pwd
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg pwd
- 2 Tbsp fresh cream or thick milk
- 1 Tbsp chocolate powder
- 4 Tbsp cocoa pwd
- 1/2 tsp chopped raisins
- 1/2 tsp chopped walnuts/hazelnuts/pecans
- 4 Tbsp. self raising flour
- 1 egg
- 3 tbsp oil
- a pinch of salt
- 3 tbsp water
(When done, seive some castor sugar & place a berry over it for a festive look)

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