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mug cake base recipe with variations

Recipe by
mary hendricks
conyers, GA

Sometimes I want a sweet and it's late and I'm not baking a cake at midnight lol Tried the box single mugs and some homemade but the texture was off spongy rubbery. Well I figured it out the other night. Cakes have eggs and oil of some type. Can't use an entire egg so. Mayonnaise! You can't taste it but it gives the mug cake a kick to being just like a cake you'd slice. Moist great texture! As for flavor this is the base. Swap water for.. Lemonade and blueberries.. Coffee and cocoa powder.. Coconut and pineapple juice.. Orange juice .. options are endless. Sugar you can adjust to your level

yield 1 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Microwave

Ingredients For mug cake base recipe with variations

  • 1/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1-2 Tbsp
  • 1 pinch
    baking soda
  • 1 pinch
    baking powder
  • 1 pinch
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 3-4 Tbsp
  • 3-4 Tbsp
    add ins . fruit. chocolate whatever ya like

How To Make mug cake base recipe with variations

  • 1
    Mix dry ingredients and add mayonnaise. Mix
  • 2
    Add 3 tbsp of liquid. Water. Milk or other as discussed in about section. If it's to thick add the 4th. It should be thick but should pour off spoon ..not watery thou when spoon is lifted mix well
  • 3
    Add fruits or chocolate if adding and stir
  • 4
    Microwave 1 1/2 minutes - 2 minutes .. it will be glossy on top and not liquid batter
  • 5
    You can put chocolate on top and let rest a couple minutes. Spread chocolate and eat
  • 6
    For glaze 1tbsp milk or juice 1/4 powder sugar. Couple drops of Vanilla extract
  • 7
    For an icing. 1 tbsp soft butter couple drops of Vanilla extract. 1 tbsp milk or juice 1/3 c powder sugar. Mix the butter and liquid a bit add sugar and mix it up until smooth. I just use a fork . Top your mug cake