Quick and easy, a mug cake will satisfy sweet cravings and can be whipped up in of minutes from store-cupboard ingredients.
There’s no need to heat your whole oven, when you can make a single-serving cake in the microwave in a matter of minutes.
Choose a large coffee mug to avoid a lava-flow of molten cake searing itself to your microwave!
60g caster sugar
60g self-raising flour
2 drops vanilla essence
Additional flavourings: 1 tsp fresh or frozen blueberries, chocolate chips, sprinkles or sultanas, 2 tbsp cocoa powder.
1 Place the butter in your mug and microwave in 10-second bursts until it’s soft and beginning to melt.
2 Add the sugar, flour, milk and vanilla essence, and mix thoroughly until no lumps or dry ingredients remain.
3 Now it’s time to add the good stuff – take your inspiration from our list of additional ingredients, stirring in your choice of tasty treats.
4 Place the mug in the centre of your microwave and cook on full power for between 1 and 2 minutes, until it has stopped rising and is firm to the touch.