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I have seen this cake in a mug recipe a while back on American food blogs, but somehow I never really believed in it. Untill now! I had a cake craving, but I didn’t want to use a cake mixer and the oven and I certainly did not wanted to go to the grocery store to buy me some cake. So I figured why not try the cake in a mug recipe?

In a bowl you put the following ingredients: 1 egg, 1 teaspoon coffee, half a teaspoon vanilla essence and 2 tablespoons of oil. Mix this very well.
Then mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl: 3 tablespoons of flour, 1/4 teaspoon of baking powderd, 2,5 tablespoon of sugar and 2 teaspoons of instant chocolate drink or cocoa powder (when using the last option you will need to add more sugar). I did not use cocoa powder but the instant chocoate drink.

Then add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients:
Je mengt dit met een vork net tot dat alles tot een deeg vormt (let op niet overmixen!).

Place the mixture in a greased mug (I always grease mine with oil on a papertowel):

Place the mug in the microwave for 90 seconds. I was very sceptical, but after 30 seconds the dough actually began to rise!

I think I should have cooked the cake a little bit longer in order for the cake to rise over the mug, but I was afraid the cake would get to hard 🙁 next time better

As you can see the cake is well baked, I was amazed at how good the cake tasted: pretty darn good!

So good……

Okay so the cake does not look all that good, but if you ad some whipped cream or some powderd sugar on top it looks a lot better. Even though this cake is not healthy, I would want to try to make it healthier by adding raisins, shredded carrot or coconut to it.

The recipe I have used is from Kurryleaves “chocolate espresso mug cake

And come on, how cool would this be to serve this to your roommate, hubby, boyfriend, mom or dad? Within 10 minutes a good cake and just enough for one person. I definitely see some possibilities here: no breakfast? Cake in a mug! Quick dessert? Cake in a mug!

Have you tried a cake in a mug recipe before?

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