How To Make A Mug Cake In A Microwave Oven

How To Make A Mug Cake In A Microwave Oven

Mug cakes are the perfect gastronomical fit in today’s instant society- quick to make, delicious and makes use of only a few ingredients and a microwave oven.If you’re in the mood for cake but all the shops are closed, a cake in the mug could be the next best thing. Here’s how to make mug cake that you’ll surely love.

What You Need

A microwave oven

All purpose flour

Granulated sugar

Baking powder



Mug cakes come in a variety of recipes, each with their own unique ingredients. The ones listed above are the most basic. The good thing about mug cakes is that you can make your own version once you get the hang of making one in the microwave oven. You can make a basic mug cake out of vanilla, chocolate, red velvet, lemon or go all out and make your version of birthday mug cake or sticky toffee mug cake. It depends on what you have on hand and your personal preference.

Here are the general steps for the base batter:

Step 1. Take one large mug that’s microwave safe and spray the inside with cooking oil or butter. The mug should be large enough to hold 16 oz, or otherwise the batter will spill out and the cake will be ruined.

Step 2. Put in the dry ingredients- flour, baking powder, sugar and any ingredient for your specific mug cake. You can add in a pinch of salt if you want the cake to taste less sweet. Stir them all together using a fork.

Step 3. Mix the wet ingredients next. Pour the milk in your large mug. Add vegetable oil, vanilla/chocolate or the flavored extract, then stir them all up using a spoon. Scrape the bottom and the sides often as you mix.

Step 4. Add the sprinkles if you’re making a birthday cake.

Step 5. Put the large mug in the microwave. Set the timer for 90 seconds on full power.

Step 6. Put the mug cake out of the oven and allow at least 2 minutes before eating. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream. Add jam or nuts before digging in.

Tips To Ensure Mug Cake Success

Add Air To Make Your Mug Cake Rise. Batter rises because of baking powder, but be careful not to add too much as it could rise and fall quickly, turning the cake into a dense mixture. Mix the wet ingredients well and fluff it up just to be sure.

Don’t Stuff The Mug. Just because you have a large mug doesn’t mean you should overfill it. Put in too much and the extra ingredients will just splatter on the microwave. If you’re looking for more than just a single serving, transfer the contents and double it into a microwave-safe bowl.

Eat Immediately. The unspoken rule of mug cakes is that they should be eaten immediately after cooling. Steamed cake batter is best consumed right after they’ve considerably cooled down. If you leave your mug cake after 10 minutes, the gooey texture hardens and it becomes more like a chocolate bar.

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