So 'Cake in a Mug', we've all heard of it, and if you haven't then I had better prepare myself for the torrent of pure gratitude heading my way upon you reading this! Its great. That is all there is to it!
I like to think of myself as a mug cake connoisseur, I've made all the classic errors:
- Mug too small
- Olive oil
- too long in the microwave
- not enough sugar
... the list goes on.
I am at the point where I make a bloody good mug cake- which is worrying. I may never make a conventional cake again!
All it takes is:
- A large mug or a bowl (microwavable, duh)
- 3 tablespoons of self-raising flour
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 2 tbsp of coco powder
- 2-3 tbsp MELTED BUTTER (seriously, much better) or oil (not with a strong flavour!)
- tbsp of milk
- 1 egg- OPTIONAL
- tsp honey OPTIONAL
(before- no egg)
Why is the egg optional? Because without it you can eat the mixture straight out of the bowl and not have to worry about food poisoning, wehey! Personally I like the texture it makes without it too, even if you just warm the mixture up it thickens slightly and is delicious. Leave it a minute of two and it is fairly cakey in texture.
(after- no egg, but TOO MUCH SUGAR ARGH!)
THE KEY element to this however, is ignoring the list of ingredients as a) improvisation is always fun, b) this tastes better if you don't remind yourself that you are eating 3 tbsp of butter and 3 tbsp of sugar etc ...
I hope this fills a hole that spending Valentine's Day alone did not. Not that one though- cheeky.