Thursday, 21 June 2018

Edition 31 – August September October


Microwave Choc Mug Cake

Mix up these incredients in a mug, whack it in the microwave and away you go!


2 tablespoons tap water
40g butter, softened or 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. 
1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (we put in 3)
1/3 cup plain flour
1/3 cup caster sugar (we lessened the sugar to 2 Tblsps)
Pinch of salt
1/8 spoon of baking powder.


Place all the ingredients into a microwave safe mug and stir well. 
Place mug into a microwave and cook on high for between 60 & 80 seconds. 
60 seconds gives you a more Choc lava cake consistency. 80 seconds is more cake like. 
Serve with cream or icecream! 

As an option you could add a tablespoon of Nutella, by scooping out a bit of cake mix from the mug before you cook, add Nutella and then top with the scooped out cake mix, and cook.

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