There are many recipes online for mug cakes but I’ve always been skeptical about making one, even tho some of them looked so delicious. In my book things need to be warmed up in a microwave and it’s used to pop popcorn, not to cook and bake in. Something about those wavy things going on inside a microwaves just scare me a bit. I’m a traditional oven and stove top home cook and damn proud of it!
But getting back to the mug cake, my hubby came across a video on facebook about how easy it is to make one and he has been craving cake for a couple of days so I told him to go try it out. I read the recipe to him and together we altered it a bit and wow, was I surprised, it actually turned out to be delicious! So here it is, our mug cake recipe:
- 4 Tablespoons Self Raising Flour
- 4 Tablespoons White Sugar
- 1 Tablespoon Cacao Powder
- 3 Tablespoons Butter
- 3 Tablespoons Milk
- 3 Tablespoons Speculoos – This is a spread much like peanut butter from the Netherlands, you might find this at a Dutch store but if not, just use peanut butter, I know we will when we run out of Speculoos
- 1 Egg
Take the largest mug you own, a soup mug is even better, add the butter and pop it in the microwave and melt, mix in all the rest of the ingredients using a fork. Place your mug in the microwave and microwave your cake for 1 1/2 – 3 minutes on high, it all depends on how powerful your microwave is. You should end up with a yummy looking cake. Enjoy it just like that or with some caramel treat, ice cream or even some custard.