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The 3 minute cake!!

By Edited Jul 2, 2015 1 8

If you have a sweet tooth and you don't fancy popping down to the bakery down the street and can't be bothered to bake a cake in the oven then don't worry because you don't have to. Cake in a cup is the new hassle free method that everyone is talking about.If you did not know about it or heard it but have never actually tried it, then you are in for a treat. Just remember that it will not have the moist denseness of the cake that is made in an oven. This one will be spongy and dry but you can spice it up.After checking out what people were saying in both YouTube and blogs I decided to try it out with a few twists of my own.


Recipe One: Easy peasy cake mix recipe

To start with, you can try with your favourite cake mix. I used a chocolate cake mix. This is so that you can have a feel for it.

This recipe is for a 800w microwave. If you have a less powerful one, just add the time and reduce it for a more powerful one.

What You will need

- A microwave

- Chocolate  cake mix

- One egg

- A tablespoon of oil

- A tablespoon of milk

- A  coffee mug or a wide cappuccino cup

- Some ice cream or icing sugar.

Method

1. Put 2 heaped tablespoons of the cake mix into the cup.

2. Break the egg into the cake mix and stir.

3. Add in the milk and stir some more.

4. Finally add in the oil and continue stirring. Make sure that you mix the ingredients thoroughly making sure that there are no lumps.

5. Pop the mixture into the microwave for 3 minutes.

6. After the time is up, remove the cup from the microwave and sprinkle some icing sugar if   you don't want to use ice cream.

7. Let it stand for a minute and its ready to eat.

8 . Or serve with some ice cream , a dollop of whipped cream ,chocolate syrup or custard. Eat either straight from the cup or tip it onto a saucer.

NOTE

- I usually eat this cake with some ice cream because I find the cake mix alone to be bland.

- You can  also soak it in any kind of liquid you like such as chocolate sauce,caramel sauce or orange juice for the kids; just let it stand for a few minutes. I found it best this way.

cake in a cup

 

Recipe Two: Vanilla cake with chocolate chips and ice cream

Now that you have tried the basic recipe and have had a feel for it, you can move on to recipe two which involves mixing in different things. Don't worry, this does not mean that it will get complicated, far from it. This recipe is for vanilla flavoured cake with chocolate chips but you can try it out for any other flavours you like.

What You will need

- A microwave

- Self raising flour

- 1 tbsp vanilla essence

- One egg

- 2 tablespoons of sugar

- A tablespoon of Vanilla essence

- 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips (any type you like)

- A tablespoon of oil

- A tablespoon of milk

- Some ice cream

- A coffee mug or a wide cappuccino cup

Method

1. Put 2 heaped tablespoons of the self-raising flour into the cup.

2. Add 2 tablespoons of sugar and stir

3. Break the egg into the cake mix and stir.

4. Add the vanilla essence and stir some more. Add in the milk and continue stirring.

5. Add in the oil and continue stirring. Now add in the chocolate chips and again stir making sure that you mix the ingredients thoroughly and that there are no lumps.

6. Pop the mixture into the microwave for about 3 minutes.

7. After the time is up, remove the cup from the microwave and sprinkle some icing sugar if you want.

8. Let it stand for a minute.

9. Tip the cake onto a saucer  and serve with some ice cream.

Remember

- You can have any combinations of flavours from cocoa, vanilla essence etc

- You can add nuts or fruits like raspberries,cranberries,raisins.

- You can add any chocolate you prefer or even coffee types that you like to add more flavour.

I forgot to take a picture after I made it, my apologies. I was really craving this cake

Laughing
. Please try the recipes out and tell me what you think. You can also add a picture of how it turned out.

Enjoy!!


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Comments

Jan 17, 2012 10:00pm
stevencruiser
I love cakes and your recipe as well.Thanks a lot for tips
Jan 23, 2012 5:21pm
thebluebandana
Thanks, hope you try them.have been away for a while,got to get back.
Feb 9, 2012 1:09pm
Lynsuz
Cake in a cup? What a novel idea. Make a perfect gift.
Mar 5, 2012 4:42pm
thebluebandana
Did not think of that, thanks.Yes, its cute enough to be a gift and you can bake it in a beautiful cup.
Feb 9, 2012 1:15pm
EGreen
Interesting. Do it say to save the remaining cake mix or portion it out ahead of time? Might be fun to try this. Especially if you don't want a whole cake.
Mar 5, 2012 4:40pm
thebluebandana
Yes, you can save the rest of the cake mix. this is just a quick way of making a cake when you are craving it and don't feel like making the whole thing.
Feb 9, 2012 1:24pm
BoricuaWriter
MMMM! Yummy! Thanks for sharing these recipes. This is great now for Valentine's day.
Mar 5, 2012 4:40pm
thebluebandana
Hopefully it turned out well :)
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