"MUG CAKES" - CUPCAKES MADE IN THE MICROWAVE
"Mug cakes" are literally on everyone's lips at the moment. There are delicious cakes for every taste and skill level.
You don't have much time, you don't feel like leaving the house on a rainy Saturday to buy the missing ingredients for a delicious cake based on your favorite novel, you don't know how to eat a whole sheet of cake on your own or you're just not particularly skilled how to use the oven? Then mug cakes are just right for you.
All you need are a few basic ingredients, a mug and a microwave.
In the USA, the small sweet or savory cakes are already a big hit and take the hearts of those with a sweet tooth by storm. And rightly so, because they are ready in just five minutes and all without ever having seen the inside of an oven.
How it works? Very easily!
The basis for the quick but ingenious recipe is usually a few ingredients:
- baking powder and
Variations then arise through your own creativity and the addition of ingredients such as:
- chopped nuts
- food coloring
- chocolate chips
- Oreo cookies
- pieces of fruit or vegetables
- Cheese ham
Some professional food bloggers create true masterpieces and bake unique works of art in their cups.
But Grandma's good old pot cake recipe can also become an absolute highlight, adapted to the size of a cup and with a few tricks and tips. From simple to complicated, savory or sweet, with or without toppings, low carb or sugar bomb, there really is something for everyone.
Mug cake preparation
The principle of preparation always remains the same. Mix the ingredients in the mug and put it in the microwave. After a few minutes, the finished cake can be enjoyed.
So that you are prepared for all eventualities, there are even baking mixes for mug cakes available in the supermarket. This way you can be on the safe side if guests suddenly come to visit. They are not expensive and taste like homemade.
Little Mug Cakes tip
Christmas or your best friend's birthday is coming up and you're still missing the right present? Then just give away your favorite mug cake! Maybe you decorate it with one Spout that you fill with something delicious.
All you need is
- a transparent and airtight container (e.g. an empty jam jar with a screw cap)
- the dry and long-lasting ingredients of your favorite recipe
- a bit of cardboard and
- a pen
- Possibly decoration at will
Now first fill the slightly finer ingredients such as flour, sugar or cocoa powder into the chosen container. Then you can spice it up a bit by adding pieces of chocolate or decorative pearls as the top layer, for example.
Ingredients that perish quickly, such as milk, butter/margarine or eggs, or liquids such as oil, should not be put in with the other ingredients.
So that the recipient knows exactly how to turn the whole thing into a delicious mug cake, you should write down the missing ingredients and the preparation steps on a piece of cardboard and help to tinker with the glass.
Now you can decorate and design the glass according to your ideas.
Maybe you would like to give away a matching mug with your mug cake recipe? With this gift you are sure to infect everyone around you with mug cake fever and you can share your favorite recipes with each other.
But now it's time to get to the cups, because anyone who has a microwave at home should definitely not miss this trend.
Enjoy your meal!