If there is one thing I love more than DIY arts and crafts, its food.
A few years ago my sister taught me how to make a cake/brownie in a mug. It was the single best thing she’s ever taught me, to be honest that’s not difficult.
The other week, I decided to return the favour and teach her how to make a cookie in a mug. I was chomping away on my delicious mug cookie when she asked what I had. Her little eyes lit up when I told her and she asked me how I did it.
I quickly ran through how I did it, literally took me a minute, and she just stared into space. 30 seconds later she snapped out of her daydream and said ‘Oh sorry, I wasn’t listening.’ How flipping rude! She asked me how to do it and then spaced out on me.
So, as I’m such a lovely sister, I decided to help her on her quest for microwave deserts.
I took 2 plain white mugs (sourced from Asda) and some sharpies (also from Asda)
I then very, very carefully wrote the recipes out on the mugs, along with some beautiful drawings.
I also signed them, because, y’know, why not.
I then baked them in the oven at 150c for 25 minutes to seal the ink and make it last longer.
As an extra treat, I am going to share with you the recipes we use.
Cake in a Mug:
4 tablespoons of Milk (I use hazelnut milk and it works just fine)
2 tablespoons of oil
4 tablespoons of Caster Sugar
4 tablespoons of plain flour
1 tablespoon of Coco Powder
*Optional* chocolate chips
*Optional* 1 tablespoon of Chocolate Spread/Peanut Butter
Mix cake ingredients, minus extras in a mug until fully incorporated
Add in extras if you want to the middle of the batter
Microwave for 2.5 to 3 minutes
Turn out onto a plate, or eat straight from the mug, but be careful it’ll be hot!
Serving suggestions, add some icecream or spray cream to make it more exciting, but lets face it, what is more exciting than a 3 minute cake!!!!
Cookie in a Mug
1 Tablespoons of melted butter
1 Tablespoons of Caster Sugar
1 Tablespoons of Golden Caster sugar
3.5 Tablespoons of Plain Flour
1 Small Egg
Mix all cookie ingredients into a mug until fully incorporated, then add the chocolate chips. For a twist, you could swap a tablespoon flour for a tablespoon of oats and swap the chocolate chips for raisins … if you’re a complete monster and don’t want a chocolate chip cookie. I’m not judging, ok maybe I am, but its your decision! 😉
This one, you may have to eat straight from the mug as it doesn’t turn out too easily.
You can literally adapt these recipes to include anything you want, white choc chips, fudge chunks, dried fruit, nuts, anything that takes your fancy.
Let me know if you’ve tried any of these!