Monday, 25 June 2012

Microwave Cup Cake !!

Made n Enjoyed
Hello readers,

Let's face it. We've all had those moments where we wish that something sweet, something really tasty would just materialise in front of us! No matter how hard we screw up our faces and wish as hard as we possibly can or even rub our magic golden lamp, we can not defy the laws of science and make food appear out of nowhere or even a genie :( (sorry to break it to you!).
We are too lazy to cook anything but yet our taste buds are screaming for something special. It's a Sunday night so no shops are gonna be open where we can drive to to pick up a packet of whatever we fancy. So instead, we get up go into the kitchen and make 2 MINUTE MICROWAVE CAKE!! And before you ask me I must tell you that I have not fainted of starvation and am now hallucinating but I am in fact telling you the truth - you can now make a sumptuous cake in your favourite mug in the microwave.
There are many different varieties of cakes that can be made in this way but they all come out soft and slightly moist - perfect for a quick pudding. You don't even have to get up and make it yourself - anyone in your house can follow this simple, quick and easy recipe! Maybe there is such thing as magic after all!

A few days ago, my daughter was studying upstairs and she came down and started rummaging in the cupboards for something sweet to eat. We were out of snacks and nibbles and so she started looking on the Internet for something to make. She came across a recipe for a quick cake and got her dad making it. Soon enough, everyone was eating their own cake in a mug!

I don't know which site's recipe she was using, but I asked her to make a few changes according to our taste and avaliability of ingredients at that time. I quickly asked my daughter to take one or two clicks for me, while she was very busy eating that cake !! I noticed how I got a few frowns from her too :D

You will need:- for 2 cups of cake
  • 6 tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 6 tbsp dark brown soft sugar
  • 2 tbsp hot chocolate powder or cocoa powder
  • 6 tbsp apple juice or buttermilk
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp espresso powder
  • 2-3 tbsp warm milk
Place all the dry ingredients in one bowl and add one by one all the wet ingredients, mix well.
Divide the mixture in two cups and place one cup in the microwave, set on HIGH for 2 minutes.
Cake is ready to serve.
I served mine with cream cheese frosting which I already had in my fridge and dusted little cocoa powder on it. It was so yummy that hubby got carried away by making nearly 8 mug cake that Sunday night :-))
Because we used whole wheat flour, cake did not rise as much as when you use plain flour.

Linking this recipe to my own event Know Your Flours - Whole Wheat Flour. And Shama's guest event Celebrate-Street Party event series started by ME.


  1. wow..that was yummy n tasty cupcakes...!!

  2. Never tried making a cake in the microwave..I think I'll give it a try..

  3. wow looks super easy to make and delicious as well...

  4. Eggless craving for some chocolate now..

  5. Looks great...i've tried a couple of these mug cakes before and they had an egg in it which made the not very enjoyable. Yours looks great and the ingredients seem much more on track than what I tried in the past!

  6. Hi Jagruti
    Now i have updated my blog and added your logo and event name. please check and tell me is it right now. as earlier i was not sure about the that how to put EVENT LOGO on my page.

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  7. yummy n tempting cake......

  8. I make this microwave cup cake too. Quick and easy and mainly chocolatey :-)

  9. Love mug cakes.. especially when ur alone and craving fro something sweet!! Simple and fast!

  10. Super irresistible cupcake,i dont mind having rite now.

  11. Wow nice and very tasty will do it at home :)

  12. yummy it up for the event


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