Tuesday, 14 May 2013

A Cake in 5 Minutes!

Well hello

This month is going so fast! I can't believe we are almost half way through already! I am so happy that I decided to take part in the #31daysofmay challenge as it has been really motivating for me, and helped me understand what I want to do with my life :)

Just over a year ago, I really started getting hooked onto watching YouTube videos, and one day, I came across a group of lads from Sorted. They specialised in making good, nutritious food, but for either little cost, or little effort. I'm all up for that! So, when they put up a video for a 'Cake in a Mug', I was curious to say the least.... Oh my days! It was amazing, and today, I want to share this mug full of happiness with you!

Some evenings, I've had my dinner and felt quite full, thinking to myself 'I don't really want anything for dessert'..... Then, an hour later I'm raiding the kids packed lunch cupboard o find something sweet to nibble on! But with this recipe, I can have a fresh cake, in less than 5 minutes!! Oh yes, you heard me right, 5 minutes!

Last night, I made Mike and I these, I opted for chocolate, and he had banana :)


2 tbsp plain flour
2 tbsp caster sugar
1 egg
1 tbsp milk
1 tbsp sunflower oil

added flavours
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp banana milkshake mix

Grab a mug, the bigger the better! Then add in the flour, sugar and any flavouring of your choice and mix together.

Top - with cocoa powder
Bottom - with banana flavouring
Crack in the egg and whisk. Then add in the oil and milk and stir thoroughly. Make sure you get all of the dry mix from the bottom of the mug, it usually gets stuck around the bottom. Once mixed together, you should have something that looks like cake batter...

Now it's time to cook them! Place a mug into the microwave and cook on high for 2 1/2 minutes. During this time, the cake will rise and look like it is going to spill over the mug, like this...

But don't worry, it'll be OK  Then, once the 2 1/2 minutes are up, take the mug out of the microwave - be very careful as the mug is REALLY hot, so hold by the handle! Then you will have something that looks like this...

Now, it's best to give it at least 5 minutes to cool down in the mug as it is really hot. But this is also a good time to add toppings :) If you put some chocolate buttons on the top, they melt nicely, or we topped ours with a little golden syrup. And then enjoy!

So simple and quick, I love them! Don't forget that you can try different flavours by adding different things. Maybe a teaspoon of instant coffee, or some ground almonds. Be adventurous!

Don't forget to check out the other lovely ladies taking part in the #31daysofmay challenge with me :)
Toni @ The Only Way is Toni
Kaye @ Polished Curves
Nikki @ Natty Nikki

Have you ever tried a cake in a mug? (if not, why not!!)

toodle pip!

Beka x

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