The Ultimate Guide to Mug Cakes

I’d like to apologise for what I am about to do.

I’m about to teach you how to make deliciously delectable individual portions of cakey goodness in less than 5 minutes using only your favourite mug, a few store cupboard ingredients and your microwave.

Be prepared to gain 5lb.

To make it even simpler, I’ve composed my top 5 and a list of helpful hints and tips to get you started. #sorrynotsorry

1. Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake

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From Yammie’s Noshery

Oozing, chocolate hot fudge with a dollop of peanut butter frosting. Nom.

2. Nutella Mug Cake

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Livelovepasta

You had me at Nutella. Stop licking the screen and go find the recipe from LiveLovePasta

3. 1 Minute Cookie in a Mug

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Recipe from No 2. pencil

You got a minute? Yeah? Well go make this chuffing amazing dessert then!

4. Cinnamon Roll in a Cup

Swirly, whirly, lip-smaking goodness. Plus cinnamon is like totally good for your metabolism. FACT.

5. Salted Caramel Mug Cake

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babble.com

When you add salt to caramel you EVENTUALLY GET DIABETES FROM THE SALTY CARAMEL GOODNESS.

6. 10 minute microwave Cheesecake

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kirbiecravings.com

Okay, I lied. There are 6. But wasn’t it totally worth breaking the rules for?

Now, some Mug Cakes get a bad rep for being a bit dry and just generally meh. So here are a few simple rules to make your creations extra gobblesome and gorgeous.

1. Don’t fill the mug more than halfway with batter.

Your cup may be half full in life, but in baking this will result in your mug cake will explode over the sides. Yikes.

2. Cook in short, sharp blasts.

Unlike in proper cake-making, opening the microwave door won’t hurt too much and a slightly underdone mug cake is better than a tough, chewy mess you can’t clean off for 2 weeks.

3. Use Self Raising Flour.

For more bounce by the ounce and a smoother, fluffier dinky dessert.

4. Don’t be afraid to experiment 

Chuck in anything you fancy. Who knew peanut butter and raspberry jam tasted like sweet, sweet nectar until that beautiful accident happened?

5. Two mug cakes are better than one

Egg wise that is. One egg will do perfectly for two cakes so make your mate one of treat yo’ good self and double up on delicious.

So whether you are spending Valentines snuggled up to your love or like one of my single Facebook friends “screaming Adele songs to his cat” baking one of these beauties is sure to cheer your gorgeous mug up.

Happy Baking!

BB x

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