As the winter nights are drawing in, we need something to keep ourselves warm. You could easily grab a hot chocolate, top it with marshmallows and you’d be on your way to a cosy night. But this year it’s time for something different. Think the warm hands that a hot chocolate provides but a sweet treat not in the form of watered down powder. It’s time for simple, easy to make and delicious mug cakes.
Chocolate Orange Mug Cake
- 90g milk chocolate spread
- 1 medium egg
- 3 – 4 drops Orange extract
- 1 drop Vanilla
- 4 tbsp self-rising flour
- Pinch of salt
- Ice cream (optional)
- In a mug, whisk together the chocolate spread and eggs until it is a consistent texture.
- Add 3 – 4 drops of orange extract, more if you would like a more orange flavour, along with your drop of vanilla extract.
- Next, add a pinch of salt and begin to stir in your self-rising flour until the batter is a smooth consistency. To avoid mess, add your flour in bit by bit.
- If your mixture is too runny, add a bit more flour until it thickens.
- If it is too dry, add a bit more of your chocolate spread.
- Microwave on a high heat for 1 minute. Once the top of your mug cake has set, it is ready.
- Top with your choice of ice cream and enjoy, but be careful as the middle will be piping hot.
Victoria Sponge Mug Cake
- 1 medium egg
- A few drops Vanilla
- 4 tbsp Self-rising flour
- 4 tbsp caster sugar
- 1 tbsp Strawberry jam
- 3 tbsp milk
- Whipped cream (optional)
- Icing sugar (optional)
- Chopped strawberries (optional)
- In a mug, combine your medium egg, milk and vanilla.
- Next, whisk in your caster sugar before adding your self-rising flour. Mix this until your batter has a thick smooth consistency.
- If your mixture is too dry, add a milk a few drops at a time until you are happy with it.
- If you mixture is too wet, slowly add flour until it thickens.
- Microwave on a high heat for 1 minute. This will leave it half-cooked.
- Remove from the microwave, create a small hole in the centre of the mug and fill with your strawberry jam before covering again.
- Place the mug back into the microwave for another two minutes at 30 second intervals, checking the consistency with a clean knife each time. Once the knife comes out clean, the cake is ready to eat.
- Decorate with your choice of whipped cream, icing or caster sugar and chopped strawberries.
- Enjoy, but be careful as the jam on the inside will be piping hot.