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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

One Minute Chocolate Mug Cake ~ It's Eggless!


Although I had heard a lot about mug cakes I was never in favour of - or rather, never considered it to be a real 'cake'. It's not that I am a baking snob. I am no genius baker and baking is still a learning process for me, yet I never gave the mug cake a chance. However, when there is a house full of kids who get ultra bored during vacations the mind of a mommy wanders in search of something fun to do - a summer holiday project that can be made & eaten in 5 minutes flat - well, yes, I am counting the prep time as well.

This cake is really very simple to make and has become a big hit at home and among the people I shared this recipe with. I have adapted it to suit my tastes. I had never eaten or made a mug cake before and after several tries this one seems pretty good to go. Especially because it is eggless! Well, I personally don't prefer baking without eggs. Not because I am a carnivore but the results have never been satisfactory. And yes, I know that there are plenty of alternatives to eggs but I haven't tried any of them. I should.


For now, do try this simple mug cake. It's very very chocolatey if that's how you prefer it. But if you are not such a big fan of chocolate and would like to eliminate the excess chocolate, skip the Nutella and replace it with peanut butter or jam. However, since these two are on the extreme ends of the spectrum of flavours you will need to adjust the sugar accordingly. 


My verdict - a great 'snack' if you want to kill time on a rainy day or if you are stuck indoors on a hot summer day. Great to keep young ones engaged and feel oh-so-productive. Great to banish midnight blues/cravings for something good to eat. So do give it a shot & let me know how you liked it. 

And hey, it's been a while since its around, but I do have a 'Contact Me' page right on top of this post, so do leave me a message and let me know what you think of this recipe (or any other). You can also email me at ruchikrandhap@gmail.com. Thanks for all those of you who have mailed in - I will reply to each of them slowly but surely :-) Also, I have been nominated for the Indiblogger - Indian Blogger Awards 2013, so you could click to 'recommend' me or write a comment and let me know if and how you like my blog! This requires a Facebook login though. Thanks a bunch in advance! :-)

One Minute Eggless Mug Cake
Prep time: 2 mins | Bake time: 1 min | Serves: 1

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour (maida)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons mini choco chips (add an extra teaspoon if you like)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon oil 
  • 1 tablespoon Nutella (or jam or peanut butter) * see notes
Method:
1. In a microwave safe tea mug (160ml) add all the dry ingredients - flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, salt & choco chips, mix with a spoon and then add in the wet ingredients - milk, oil, Nutella (or jam or peanut butter) and stir well so that all ingredients are uniformly mixed and there are no lumps.
2. Place it in the microwave oven and microwave for 1 minute. Depending on the type of microwave used you may require to add another 5- 10 seconds to the bake time. Mine took exactly 1 min 10 seconds.
3. Remove and allow to cool a bit before digging in! If you are serving this to kids please note that the mug and the cake will be very very hot so be careful!

Notes: 
If you are using jam or peanut butter instead of Nutella you need to adjust the sugar accordingly as peanut butter contains less sugar and jam may contain more.

35 comments:

  1. Cake looks delicious and soft.

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  2. So amazing to look at!Must try out this chocolate cake.
    Deeepa

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  3. most indulgent one minute recipe ive found!!

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    1. Yes it is Rush :) Have mentioned it in the post too

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  4. That looks delicious and I love that its eggless and that it has Nutella!

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    1. Thanks Poornima :) Do give it a shot & let me know how you liked it :)

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  5. Hi
    This looks interesting! A question - if you want to make 4 mug cakes would the time in micorwave be 4 minutes?
    Annie

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  6. Hi
    That looks interesting! Just a question - to make 4 mug cakes would it be 4 minutes in the microwave?
    Just saw your blog, looking for a recipe for sannas, and got hooked with both the enticing photographs and the stories! Will be visiting frequently

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    1. Thanks Annie!! I haven't tried this cake for a larger quantity in a single mug so I guess you could try for 3 minutes and add extra time to achieve the desired results. This was my first time baking in a microwave. I hope you enjoyed the Sanna :)

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  7. Hi Shireen,
    Just tried this recipe today, came out really well.
    Hot mug cake with vanilla ice cream topped with chocolate sauce...it was yuummmmmmmmmmmm.

    Suvidha

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  8. I baked this in little cupcake silicone moulds and they turned out fantastic! Thank you so much for the recipe :)

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    1. Hi esha . How much time it took for u to bake in silicon cupcAke mould in microwave

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  9. @ Suvidha & Esha: Thanks a ton for trying this recipe :) so glad you enjoyed it!

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  10. Wow! I made this and it was delicious! Thank you!!!!!

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  11. Thank you for your feedback Maria! So good to know that you liked it :)

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  12. A+ recipe! This is one of the few cakes that hasn't turned out too spongy or dense.

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  13. @ meganna3737: Thanks a ton for your feedback!

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  14. Tired this last night. Added in a heaping tsp of peanut butter. It was delicious. Easy for that quick fix I needed last night and small enough it was not an over indulgent.

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  15. Beautiful presentation. thanks for sharing.

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  16. Tried this with butterscotch chips and cashew butter. Too good! Will make it again for sure!

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  17. Had tried this before,,will try it again following the above recipe !

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  18. Thanks a ton Gemma, Shivi, Suman and Aparna!! :)

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  19. Hi shireen. I dont hav nutella jam neither peanut butter . Can i make mugcake with the other ingredients or is it necessary to put this?

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  20. Hi Chris, it is necessary to put any one of those ingredients - jam, nutella or peanut butter as they contribute some amount of moisture to the cake. I have not tried making it without these ingredients so I am not sure it'll taste as good if you skip it.

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  21. Hi Shireen,
    I tried this recipe last night and it was tasty!However, the first time I tried, it was moist, but not gooey. The second time, it was a little dry. Where did I go wrong? Which ingredients make the cake very gooey? Also, I didnt have baking powder,so prepared the cake without it. Was that the mistake?

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  22. @ Rolin: Thanks for your feedback! The baking powder does help in making the cake fluffy but it shouldn't be a problem if you skip it. Perhaps you overcooked it? Since microwaves vary do try it again by reducing the cooking time by 10 seconds. The ingredients that make the cake gooey are nutella, jam or peanut butter

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  23. Hey thank you Shireen for your advice. Will try reducing the time.

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I'd love to hear what you have to say about this post!

If you are unable to post a comment, please write to me at ruchikrandhap@gmail.com

Last but not the least, my name is Shireen & not Ruchik :-)

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

One Minute Chocolate Mug Cake ~ It's Eggless!


Although I had heard a lot about mug cakes I was never in favour of - or rather, never considered it to be a real 'cake'. It's not that I am a baking snob. I am no genius baker and baking is still a learning process for me, yet I never gave the mug cake a chance. However, when there is a house full of kids who get ultra bored during vacations the mind of a mommy wanders in search of something fun to do - a summer holiday project that can be made & eaten in 5 minutes flat - well, yes, I am counting the prep time as well.

This cake is really very simple to make and has become a big hit at home and among the people I shared this recipe with. I have adapted it to suit my tastes. I had never eaten or made a mug cake before and after several tries this one seems pretty good to go. Especially because it is eggless! Well, I personally don't prefer baking without eggs. Not because I am a carnivore but the results have never been satisfactory. And yes, I know that there are plenty of alternatives to eggs but I haven't tried any of them. I should.


For now, do try this simple mug cake. It's very very chocolatey if that's how you prefer it. But if you are not such a big fan of chocolate and would like to eliminate the excess chocolate, skip the Nutella and replace it with peanut butter or jam. However, since these two are on the extreme ends of the spectrum of flavours you will need to adjust the sugar accordingly. 


My verdict - a great 'snack' if you want to kill time on a rainy day or if you are stuck indoors on a hot summer day. Great to keep young ones engaged and feel oh-so-productive. Great to banish midnight blues/cravings for something good to eat. So do give it a shot & let me know how you liked it. 

And hey, it's been a while since its around, but I do have a 'Contact Me' page right on top of this post, so do leave me a message and let me know what you think of this recipe (or any other). You can also email me at ruchikrandhap@gmail.com. Thanks for all those of you who have mailed in - I will reply to each of them slowly but surely :-) Also, I have been nominated for the Indiblogger - Indian Blogger Awards 2013, so you could click to 'recommend' me or write a comment and let me know if and how you like my blog! This requires a Facebook login though. Thanks a bunch in advance! :-)

One Minute Eggless Mug Cake
Prep time: 2 mins | Bake time: 1 min | Serves: 1

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour (maida)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons mini choco chips (add an extra teaspoon if you like)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon oil 
  • 1 tablespoon Nutella (or jam or peanut butter) * see notes
Method:
1. In a microwave safe tea mug (160ml) add all the dry ingredients - flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, salt & choco chips, mix with a spoon and then add in the wet ingredients - milk, oil, Nutella (or jam or peanut butter) and stir well so that all ingredients are uniformly mixed and there are no lumps.
2. Place it in the microwave oven and microwave for 1 minute. Depending on the type of microwave used you may require to add another 5- 10 seconds to the bake time. Mine took exactly 1 min 10 seconds.
3. Remove and allow to cool a bit before digging in! If you are serving this to kids please note that the mug and the cake will be very very hot so be careful!

Notes: 
If you are using jam or peanut butter instead of Nutella you need to adjust the sugar accordingly as peanut butter contains less sugar and jam may contain more.

35 comments:

  1. Cake looks delicious and soft.

    ReplyDelete
  2. So amazing to look at!Must try out this chocolate cake.
    Deeepa

    ReplyDelete
  3. most indulgent one minute recipe ive found!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes it is Rush :) Have mentioned it in the post too

      Delete
  4. That looks delicious and I love that its eggless and that it has Nutella!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Poornima :) Do give it a shot & let me know how you liked it :)

      Delete
  5. Hi
    This looks interesting! A question - if you want to make 4 mug cakes would the time in micorwave be 4 minutes?
    Annie

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hi
    That looks interesting! Just a question - to make 4 mug cakes would it be 4 minutes in the microwave?
    Just saw your blog, looking for a recipe for sannas, and got hooked with both the enticing photographs and the stories! Will be visiting frequently

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Annie!! I haven't tried this cake for a larger quantity in a single mug so I guess you could try for 3 minutes and add extra time to achieve the desired results. This was my first time baking in a microwave. I hope you enjoyed the Sanna :)

      Delete
  7. Hi Shireen,
    Just tried this recipe today, came out really well.
    Hot mug cake with vanilla ice cream topped with chocolate sauce...it was yuummmmmmmmmmmm.

    Suvidha

    ReplyDelete
  8. I baked this in little cupcake silicone moulds and they turned out fantastic! Thank you so much for the recipe :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi esha . How much time it took for u to bake in silicon cupcAke mould in microwave

      Delete
    2. This comment has been removed by the author.

      Delete
  9. @ Suvidha & Esha: Thanks a ton for trying this recipe :) so glad you enjoyed it!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Wow! I made this and it was delicious! Thank you!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thank you for your feedback Maria! So good to know that you liked it :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. A+ recipe! This is one of the few cakes that hasn't turned out too spongy or dense.

    ReplyDelete
  13. @ meganna3737: Thanks a ton for your feedback!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Tired this last night. Added in a heaping tsp of peanut butter. It was delicious. Easy for that quick fix I needed last night and small enough it was not an over indulgent.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Beautiful presentation. thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Tried this with butterscotch chips and cashew butter. Too good! Will make it again for sure!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Had tried this before,,will try it again following the above recipe !

    ReplyDelete
  18. Thanks a ton Gemma, Shivi, Suman and Aparna!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. Hi shireen. I dont hav nutella jam neither peanut butter . Can i make mugcake with the other ingredients or is it necessary to put this?

    ReplyDelete
  20. Hi Chris, it is necessary to put any one of those ingredients - jam, nutella or peanut butter as they contribute some amount of moisture to the cake. I have not tried making it without these ingredients so I am not sure it'll taste as good if you skip it.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Hi Shireen,
    I tried this recipe last night and it was tasty!However, the first time I tried, it was moist, but not gooey. The second time, it was a little dry. Where did I go wrong? Which ingredients make the cake very gooey? Also, I didnt have baking powder,so prepared the cake without it. Was that the mistake?

    ReplyDelete
  22. @ Rolin: Thanks for your feedback! The baking powder does help in making the cake fluffy but it shouldn't be a problem if you skip it. Perhaps you overcooked it? Since microwaves vary do try it again by reducing the cooking time by 10 seconds. The ingredients that make the cake gooey are nutella, jam or peanut butter

    ReplyDelete
  23. Hey thank you Shireen for your advice. Will try reducing the time.

    ReplyDelete

I'd love to hear what you have to say about this post!

If you are unable to post a comment, please write to me at ruchikrandhap@gmail.com

Last but not the least, my name is Shireen & not Ruchik :-)