Cakes are awesome, and they’re not only for birthdays and visits to grandmas. Cakes bring people together, and they’re always so pretty!
The bad news is that cakes take time to make, and sometimes we just don’t feel like spending the entire morning in the kitchen. Maybe you just want a tasty bake to satisfy your sweet tooth late at night, or you’re watching a movie and want something sweet without missing a minute of the action. The answer to all these problems is mug cakes.
Cakes cooked in a mug, in the microwave, in a minute. You don’t need to lift a finger. Well, maybe you do, but just for a few seconds.
What makes mug cakes great is that they can be delightful while being totally lazy. Fast, easy, and tasty are three words not found often in the same sentence, but they describe this no milk vanilla mug cake with precision.
All mug cakes start with some flour, but not as much as you think; a few tablespoons are often enough. What helps the cake rise is a pinch of baking powder, and egg will bring the mixture together.
Here’s a tip: Although most online recipes call for an egg for any mug cake, you don’t really need the egg white, just the egg yolk. That’s the tastiest part, right?
Whatever you do, don’t forget to add two tablespoons of sugar, and if you’re feeling guilty already, then use any zero-calorie sweetener, they all work fine in mug cakes.
They say the devil is in the details, and in this case, is in the vanilla. Use a few drops of vanilla extract, and although this is a quick and easy mug cake, you want to use authentic vanilla — it’s the best investment you can make in your life. Artificial vanilla is not nice, and you don’t even want to know where they get it from. It’s beavers.
Remember, all microwave ovens are different, so cook your mug cake for a minute and check its consistency. You might need to cook it for one or two more minutes to get it right. There’s raw egg in that mug, so whatever you do, cook it all the way through!
Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl.
Transfer the mixture into a mug.
Cook in the microwave for 1-2 minutes on high heat.
Check the cake is cooked by inserting a wood pick.
Let cool, cover with your favorite frosting, add sprinkles and enjoy!