As we are now full-blown into winter in New Zealand we all need a bit of warming up. For the next few months on the blog I will be sharing with you some of my favourite Winter Recipes. Back in my early high school years anything you could make quickly in the microwave after school was a big hit. This is when I first learned of the amazingness of the Mug Cake. Today’s recipe is something I used to make as a kid, bit a bit more of an adult twist and it is called the Bailey’s Chocolate Mug Cake. So let’s get on to the business of making this wonderful, winter treat. This mug cake is really, super easy to make and takes less than 7 minutes to whip up.
1/4 all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons of white sugar (you can do 2 tablespoons if you don’t want it as sweet!)
1/8 teaspoon of salt
1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon of milk
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil (I use Canola Oil)
A dash of Bailey’s Original Irish Cream (optional)
1. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk the dry ingredients together.
2. Whisk in the milk, vegetable oil and Bailey’s until all ingredients are combined into a smooth batter.
3. Pour the batter into a large, microwave safe mug. It needs to be big enough that the batter wont pour over the edges as it rises.
4. Put the mug cake on top of a paper towel in the microwave.
5. Microwave the cake for 70 seconds on high. (PLEASE READ NOTES CAREFULLY BELOW!)
6. Remove the mug cake from microwave and enjoy the delicious goodness!
Please remember that ALL microwaves are different which means they might give you different results and you might overcook the cake if you aren’t careful. My microwave is 950 watts and I cooked it on HIGH for 70 seconds. Hopefully knowing this information will help you to better judge how long to cook yours for.
This recipe is specifically made for a microwave so I don’t suggest trying it out in the oven!
This mug cake can easily be made vegan as it contains no eggs. If you want to make a Vegan version of this cake replace the milk with almond milk and swap the Baileys for something like fresh orange juice or some cheeky rum.
Are you ready to try it out? Let me know how you go with it and what you think!
Recipe adapted from Table For Two