So, what do you need and what don’t you need to make these mugs cakes? Let’s start with the mugs. Or, to be more precise, coffee or tea cups.
Make sure you use microwave-safe cups. While most modern ceramic coffee and tea cups are microwave safe, it’s still a better strategy to check. If there is no “microwave safe” label at the bottom of your cups, better exchange them for ones that are aptly labeled.
You will need measuring spoons, of course. What you won’t need are mixing bowls because you will measure the ingredients directly into the cups.
You will also mix those ingredients in the cups. And you will only need a fork for mixing. Isn’t that nice? So much less utensils to wash afterwards.
But before you make your microwave mug cakes, note that microwave oven wattage differs. The two minute baking time is for a 1000W microwave oven. If your microwave’s wattage is lower, you’ll have to increase the baking time. By how much, I have no idea.
By the time I was almost finished with my cake, I discovered that the bottom was still slightly wet. That was fine with me. But if you prefer not to have that slightly wet bottom, you might want to increase the baking time by another 30 seconds if you have a 1000W oven.
Microwave chocolate mug cake
- 8 tablespoons cake flour
- 8 tablespoons white sugar
- 4 tablespoons cocoa powder unsweetened
- 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
- 2 pinches salt
- 4 tablespoons whisked egg
- 6 tablespoons full-fat milk
- 6 tablespoons oil (I used palm oil)
- Prepare two microwavable coffee mugs.
- Into each cup place four tablespoons of cake flour, four tablespoons of sugar, two tablespoons of cocoa, half a tablespoon of coffee granules and a pinch of salt.
- Stir well to combine. Make sure that the mixture has a uniform appearance. You’ll be doing all the mixing in the mugs and there’s not much room to maneuver, so, right from the first step, make sure that every ingredient is uniformly distributed.
- Pour in two tablespoons of whisked egg into each cup. Mix. The batter will look like bread dough at this point but that’s how it should be.
- Pour in three tablespoons of milk and three tablespoons of oil into each cup. Mix until smooth. Now you have cake batter that looks like regular cake batter.
- Bake on HIGH for two and a half minutes. ONE CUP AT A TIME.
- Once the cake is out of the microwave, just take a dessert spoon and dig in.