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Ever been in that situation where you don’t have any chocolate in your house, but have a huge craving for it? I sure have. Whether you’re a cake fan, a chocolate fiend or just in the mood for something sweet, I have the recipe which will top all the recipes you’ve ever tried previously when it comes to mug cakes. If you’ve never tried a mug cake, you should, they’re easy to make, only take a few minutes and taste fantastic too. For most mug cakes you just need to add a small portion of the ingredients you’d use in a normal-sized cake and then put it in the microwave.
Recently I was contacted by Funky Pigeon to create some of their quick and easy mug cakes and how could I resist? I grabbed my new personalised mug which was originally 3 cats ago… but I had to change it to bunnies, of course. For the first recipe, I decided to try out a Vegan Chocolate Cake created by Rita which takes around 8 minutes to make and with it being vegan, even if you’re not vegan, not having milk or eggs is a problem which seems to occur a lot in these situations. So here’s the recipe from Rita on All Recipes and if you’re looking for any more information on this recipe or some inspiration on which other mug cakes to make, you can check out the Funky Pigeon blog where you will some other yummy recipes too.
8 mins – Calories: 374
• 3 tbsp white sugar
• 2 tbsps unsweetened cocoa powder
• 1/4 tbsp baking powder
• 4 tbsp applesauce
• 3 tbsps soy milk
• 1 tbsp toasted flaked coconut or icing sugar (optional)
2. Stir until well combined. Sprinkle with coconut or icing sugar.
3. Microwave at the highest setting until mug cake has set and risen well, about 3 minutes.
Here is my mug cake and although it doesn’t look anywhere near as good as the one Rita made, it tastes a lot better than it looks, I promise. The thing with mug cakes is they’re not supposed to look pretty as they’re more about the convenience and ease of them. If you’re like me, your main goal will be attempting not to burn it… as I’ve had a fair few disasters in the past when it comes to making mug cakes (as well as cake in general).