Don’t have enough time to bake? Getting your mind into baking would mean imagining the sweetest, most delectable dessert or pastry out there. So, stop day-dreaming and try baking these adorable mug cakes with your microwave oven in just less than a minute. So let’s get to baking!
Cooking Lessons | How To Bake An Adorable Mug Cake In Less Than A Minute
5 Amazing Cakes-In-A-Mug Recipes For Your Instant Sweet Pleasure
Mug Cakes are great for so many reasons, they are really quick to mix, it takes seconds to bake, and they require no oven. We can spend all day thinking about what to have for dessert and satisfy your taste buds yet sometimes we have no time or means to do so. Well, Here’s an ingenious way to solve that sweet dilemma… Microwave Mug Cakes.
Check out these quick recipes that’ll show you how to instantly prepare a delectable cake that will surely make your taste buds smile.
Please click the recipe title to go directly to the instructions…
1. Funfetti Mug Cake
- 2 tbsp (2oz/ 60g) unsalted butter
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar
- 6 tablespoons (50g/ 1 3/4 oz) self-raising flour ( to make SF flour add 2 tsp of baking powder to 150g/6oz/1 cup plain flour)
- tiny pinch of kosher salt
- Candied sprinkles
Step #1: Add Butter
Place the butter in a mug and melt it using a microwave for 20 to 30 seconds.
Step #2: Egg, Milk, Vanilla Extracts, and Sugar
Then, add the egg, milk, vanilla extracts, and sugar then whisks it in with a fork.
Step #4: Flour and Salt
And then add the flour and salt then gently mix together.
Step #5: Sprinkles
And of course, the most important ingredient, the sprinkles. Put some sprinkle and then gently fold them in.
Your little Funfetti cake is now ready for the microwave. And you will not believe how fast it’s going to be.
Step #6: Ready to Microwave
Microwave it for 50 seconds until risen. Take care not to overcook or the cake will dry out fast.
Step #7: Frosting
You just want to eat it. But hang on until it goes cold and then top it with some bubblegum frosting according to your style. And of course, it would not be complete without sprinkles.
Ta-da! It is so sweet and gorgeous!
So, let’s move to our next recipe…
2. Gluten-Free Chocolate Banana Mug Cake
- 1 ripe banana
- 1/4 cup (4 tbsp) peanut butter (or any nut butter)
- 1 large egg
- 2 tsp granulated sugar
- 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
Step #1: Banana in a Mug
In a microwaveable mug, You have to mash up the ripe banana. Just use a fork.
Step #2: Butter and Egg
Next, add your peanut butter and mix it well. You can use any nut butter you want.
Step #3: Sugar
Now, you can add the granulated sugar — to add sweetness.
Step #4: Add Egg
And crack in an egg and mix well. Keep on mixing until you see the egg combine with the peanut butter.
Step #5: Add Cocoa Powder
And then lastly, add in your cocoa powder.
Step #6: Microwave
Microwave it for 1 minute until risen and firm. Make sure not to overcook the cake to avoid drying out fast.
Step #7: Banana Toppings
Before eating it right away, don’t forget to lay some bananas on top and dig in.
So, your Gluten-Free Chocolate Banana Mug Cake is ready, the good thing is it has full of protein, gluten free and tastes great!
Yum, yum, yum, be ready for the next cake!
3. Red Velvet Mug Cake
4 tbsp flour
4 1/2 tbsp sugar
1/8 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
pinch of salt
pinch of cinnamon
3 tbsp oil
3 tbsp buttermilk (substitute sour cream or yogurt if not available)
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1/2 tsp red food coloring
Step #1: Mixing the wet Ingredients
In a microwavable mug, add the oil, buttermilk, egg, red food coloring, and vanilla extract. And then whisk these all together.
Step #2: Add the dry Ingredients
Then, add a flour, sugar, baking powder, cocoa powder, and a pinch of cinnamon and salt. And then mix all these ingredients together.
Step #3: Cooking in the Microwave
Now, it’s time to cook this in the microwave just for 50 seconds. Please note every microwave has different specifications so cooking may vary. Be careful not to overcook as the batter will become dense and rubbery.
Step #4: Topping the Red Velvet
One last, there’s only one thing you can top red velvet with and that is a cream cheese frosting.
It looks delicious — Grab your fork and dig in your one big generous portion. Yum!
Another sweet apple crumble cake coming in next…
4. Apple Crumble Mug Cake
3 tablespoons flour
1 heaping tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1 tbsp applesauce
1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 tbsp milk
1/8 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp flour
1 tbsp brown sugar
Step #1: Mixing the Dry Ingredients
Just like the other mug cakes. In a small mug, combine your wet ingredients, add your dry and then mix these together. You’ll notice this batter is thicker than the others.
Step #2: Applesauce, Vegetable Oil, Milk, and Vanilla
Add apple sauce and mix until just combined (it will be thick and sticky) and then add vegetable oil, milk and vanilla and stir until wet; do not over mix.
Step #3: Prepping Your Crumble
In a separate bowl, combine 1 tbsp of butter, 2 tbsp of flour, 1 tbsp of brown sugar with a fork until combined.
Step #4: Ready to Microwave
Microwave on high for about 45 seconds. (Remember cooking time may vary). Take care not to overcook the cake or it will dry out fast.
Step #5: Serve
And, this is the exciting part. Serve with ice cream and salted caramel sauce on top.
If you love apple desserts, then this one is the perfect mug cake for you — this apple crumble is just too good to resist, but wait you will not believe what Mug Cake is coming up next, it might actually beat this one.
Last but definitely not the least…
5. Rainbow Mug Cake
½ cup (100g) white sugar
1 sticks (100g) butter, softened at room temperature
2 eggs at room temperature, lightly beaten
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cups (110g/ 4oz) All purpose flour
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
red, orange, yellow, green, blue, food coloring
Step #1: Batter Mixing
Start with a large bowl to mix your batter, add your room temperature butter and sugar and mix well.
Step #2: Add Egg
Add one egg and mix in, once it’s mixed in, continue to the next. Your mix should not be curdled
Step #3: Vanilla Extract
Now add your vanilla extract and give it a whisk.
Step #4: Dry Ingredients
Add all your dry ingredients to your mixed wet ingredients, and then gently whisk these together until the flour is combined.
Step #5: Rainbow Cake
To color our Rainbow Cake, we’re going to divide the mix evenly between 5 bowls and put a dot of food coloring in each one: Red Orange, Yellow Green, and Blue! Now we have our colors ready to go
Step #6: Getting the Mug Cake Ready
Time to assemble the mug cake. In a microwavable mug, add a little spoon of cake batter all on top of each other. The more small spoonfuls the more color you can get in there. This cake actually triples in size so just be careful what mug you mix it in.
Step #7: Now into the Microwave
Microwave for 45 seconds (every microwave is different so cooking may vary). Take care not to overcook the cake or else it will dry out fast.
Step #7: Decorating the Rainbow Cake
To decorate our rainbow cake, I’m going to top it with the same cream cheese frosting as I did for red velvet.
Step #8: Sprinkle Rainbow Crumbs
Sprinkle Rainbow Crumbs on top for extra color. This is gorgeous!
Now, you have 5 BIG & BOLD desserts that will impress anyone.
Watch the full video about “1 Minute Mug Cakes: 5 Different Flavors Made in the Microwave – Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking Ep 31” shared by Gemma Stafford to Learn and Enjoy!
Trying out these 5 gorgeous and sweetish mug cakes in your own kitchen will change your perspective in baking. Having these delicious goodies can be done anytime of the day plus you don’t wait too long for you to eat these freshly baked mini-cakes.
Excited to do one now? Make your way to your kitchen and have fun! Click here for more cooking lessons and tips. Till the next tutorial!
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Originally posted on May 4, 2016 @ 10:47 pm
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