The idea of a cake in a mug is not new but nevertheless, ingenious!
It’s a great almost instant dessert if you need one on the spot for friends.
It’s also beautifully portioned – no leftovers to tempt you!
And it’s very delicious, a bit like a cross between a brownie and a flourless chocolate cake.
First mix the dry ingredients in a cup well:
2 Tbsp plain flour
1 1/2 Tbsp caster sugar (or 2 Tbsp if you like it sweeter)
1 Tbsp cocoa
Then add the wet ingredients:
1 Tbsp oil
1 Tbsp water
Stir well and wipe down the sides of the cup.
Microwave on HIGH for one minute.
Dust with icing sugar.
Serve with a scoop of ice-cream or cream!
(Looks good on a saucer!)
Add a few drops of vanilla extract and a pinch of cinnamon and cayenne pepper.
Would also be good with a bit of liqueur!
and check out Not Quite Nigella’s version too!
And her 5 min cheesecake
and 5 min quiche in a mug