A microwave oven is one of those kitchen appliances that I don’t seem to use that often, apart from warming milk each day, yet I know that I could never be without! I would love to save myself all that precious surface space in my kitchen, but there’s one little problem. They are just so darn handy!
I know I should probably be telling you my favourite thing to cook in a microwave is something healthy, like jacket potatoes, or frozen peas. But I have to be honest and admit that it is this beauty:
Okay so it might not look like much but these mug cakes are totally delicious and at the same time are so simple to make! Here’s the recipe for you:
Vanilla Mug Cake
In a large mug stir together (with a fork)
- 5 tablespoons of self raising flour
- 2 tablespoons of sugar (or less to taste)
- 2 tablespoons of milk (we use dairy free)
- 1.5 tablespoons of oil (sunflower/vegetable)
- splash of vanilla extract
We usually add chocolate chips, but feel free to throw in whatever else takes you fancy (FYI stirring in marshmallow fluff is REALLY yummy!) and then bung it in the microwave for about 1 – 2 minutes.
Et voilà cake!!!
They are extremely moist (if you don’t overcook them) halfway between a cake and a brownie and just perfect if you need a little something sweet. What is also great is that there is no egg and you can also use dairy free milk so very low on the allergen factor this one!
often occasionally make these as a lunchtime treat for O and myself. There’s something quite satisfying about snuggling on the sofa together before his nap digging into one of these with a fork each. They are also extremely easy for bigger kids to make themselves, so handy for teens when there are no treats in the house!
We are currently on the look out for a new microwave as our turntable stopped turning properly a while ago, it is also taking longer and longer to heat things. Panasonic is one brand that keeps catches my eye in my searches. There are even Panasonic microwave ovens without a turntable so I won’t have to worry about that breaking again. After all how will I tuck into my favourite microwave treat without microwave?
What do you mostly use your microwave for?
This post was written in collaboration with Panasonic however all words and thoughts (and the recipe!) are my own.