Bake your cake in a mug
21 December 2015, Nirapad News: This Christmas, try the easy option of baking your cake in a mug. It is also a good choice when you want to indulge in small portions and keep your waistline in check. Just mix the ingredients in a mug, put it in the microwave and voila! In less than five minutes, you have a sweet smelling, perfectly done mugful of cake ready to eat.
Mug cakes are made with minimal effort. You just need a mug, a fork to whisk and a spoon to measure the ingredients. Homemaker Renu Sharma, who is addicted to them, says, I had almost given up on baking cakes after quite a few disasters, but once I stumbled upon the cake-in-a-mug recipe, I have not stopped baking. While for me, it is perfect as a mid afternoon snack, it is a comfort snack for kids when they come back home from school to the aroma of baking wafting from the kitchen.
Variety of flavours
Chocolate chip, strawberry or plain vanilla, with or without icing or nuts, the choice is yours when it comes to flavouring the mug cake. Reena Madhav, an aspiring baker, says, What many people like about the cake in a mug is the consistency. Just out from the oven, the mug cake has a moist centre and is best eaten hot. If you have made a chocolate cake in a mug, it might just taste like a chocolate brownie. It is completely satisfying to the palate and since it is so easy to make, no one can stop after baking one!
Cake in a Mug
3 tbsp self-raising flour
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp cocoa powder
14 tsp baking powder
3 tbsp milk
1 tbsp oil
1 drop vanilla extract
10 semi-sweet chocolate chips
– In a mug, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder and baking powder.
– Add the milk, oil, vanilla. With a fork, gently stir until the batter has no lumps. Sprinkle the chocolate chips.
– Cook the cake in the microwave for at least two minutes. Let it cool for 5 minutes to allow the cake to finish cooking. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and garnish with strawberries (optional).