This is not a dairy free recipe
When lunchtime rolls around, I tend to crave something oh so deliciously sweet. So let’s get down to business with this Microwave Mug Cake that I’ve managed to perfect recently. I’m not even ashamed to admit, I’ve eaten this recipe 3 times in the last week. Over the years I’ve made a fair few mug cakes, but the majority of them either end up overcooked, stodgy or flavourless. The other day I was in Aldi and picked up a jar of their Nutoka (400g) for a couple quid. Personally I think it’s just as delicious, if not better than Nutella but it’s to be debated. I’ve tested a few recipes with this mug cake but I’ve finally perfected the one for me.
Microwave Mug Cake Ingredients
There’s just three ingredients that I use for this: ¼ cup + 1 additional tablespoon of chocolate goodness (90g). I also used 1 large egg and 2 flat tablespoons of all purpose flour. It’s best not to use self-raising for this mug cake but don’t worry if you don’t have a substitute. In a large microwavable mug add the Nutella and egg and whisk with a fork until a smooth texture forms. Try not to eat it just yet.
Once mixed, add the flour to your mug and mix the ingredients until you get a nice smooth batter. Be careful not to mix it too hard as you’ll find bits of egg covering the kitchen like I accidentally did. Nice and slowly does it! Microwave for roughly for 60 seconds on full heat (cooking time is based on my 800W microwave). Always keep a close eye on your mug while in the microwave so it doesn’t overcook or leak over the sides.
Remember that your mug cake doesn’t really need that long to cook at all. Take care not to completely frazzle it. Take it out at 45 seconds and place your finger on top of the mixture. If it bounces, it is done. The inside should still be a bit gooey to add a bit more flavour. If it doesn’t look cooked, pop back into the microwave for an extra 15-20 seconds. We’re almost there I promise!
The mug I made this cake in was fairly big so the mixture doesn’t seem like a lot. But god was it tasty. Being the foodie that I am, I couldn’t just leave it at that, so I added a big dollop of vanilla ice cream on top and added some drizzle of Nutoka on top. How good (and gooey) does this look?
In the space of two minutes, (1 minute to prep, 1 minute to cook) I had a chocolate dessert ready to go. This dessert was so easy to make and doesn’t cost a lot of either. If you have the ingredients already in your house, consider it a free pudding! What do you think of my creation? Will you be trying this anytime soon? Please note, this post is not sponsored by Aldi or Nutoka. I just really, really like melted chocolate…