Mug cake

A few years ago it became fashionable in America a new way to make cupcakes In a cup, in five minutes and in the microwave . Although this may cause rejection in more traditional cooks (those to beat the egg whites, to mix with the butter softened, not hot in the microwave, to remove with a fork and not with the mixer and to bake for 30 minutes), It must be said that they are very good.

They are also ideal for a person who lives alone or when people come home surprised. In short, they are Ideal for any occasion , And can be made from any flavor and in almost any cup, depending on the shape you want to give it.

The basic idea of Mug cake Is to mix the ingredients in a small bowl with a fork (in a bowl or in the same cup), Pour the dough into a cup (Ungreased), cook for two minutes in the microwave and now. He Biscuit Does not demold , It is tempered in the same cup and is very good, although this preparation does not give rise to extraordinary textures. Here we explain some recipes to make Cakes .

Mug of chocolate and orange

Mug cake 2

Ingredients (for a 250 ml cup)

  • 1 tablespoon and half a soup of butter
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate For desserts (chop part of the tablet and take the two tablespoons)
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • The orange peel
  • 1 tablespoon and a half flour
  • ¼ teaspoon of yeast

Process

  • Put the chocolate And the butter in a bowl suitable for microwaves and Merge together for 30 seconds To the maximum power. Remove and heat again (this time for about 10 seconds) if it has not finished melting.
  • Add sugar and egg and Beat vigorously.
  • Wash and dry the orange . Grate the peel and squeeze the orange juice. Put both in the bowl And remove.
  • Incorporate flour and yeast and Mix well Without lumps.
  • Pour the dough into the cup Until it is about 3 cm from the edge.
  • Put the cup in the microwave (On the edge of the dish, not in the center) and cook at 800W for one minute. Lower the power to 600W by turning the cup 180º on itself and leave about 50 seconds more. (If the cup is not turned, the mug cake will be twisted).
  • Let the cake warm For a few minutes and you are ready to eat.

Pumpkin cake mug

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons of skim milk
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract tea
  • ¼ pumpkin puree
  • 7 tablespoons of flour (you can regulate, depending on how thick it is)
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup of Brown sugar

Process

  • Cast all ingredients In a medium bowl and Mix .
  • Pour the mixture into a cup High
  • Put the cup in the microwave (On the edge of the dish, not in the center) and cook at 800W for one minute. Lower the power to 600W by turning the cup 180º on itself and leave about 50 seconds more. (If the cup is not turned, the mug cake will be twisted).
  • Decorate with whipped cream and walnuts (optional).
  • Let templar For a few minutes.

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Sweet ingredients

Remember that these cupcakes are not traditional cuisine. Do not be obsessed with the measure of the spoons, the exact amount of butter or if an ingredient is missing. The good thing about this dessert is that You can improvise , Respecting more or less the proportion of liquids and solids, but it is not necessary to look at the measurements with weight and measuring jug.

The most important is Do not mess with microwave time So that the mug cake does not get too dry. With the microwave Happens just like with the ovens, each one is a world, it is best to go try to see what times come best to your mug cakes. The good thing about the microwave is that You can stop to see how the cake goes . Also, the results depend a lot on the cups, especially their size and the material with which they are made. The thing is to try to see which cup comes out the best.

The good news about these cupcakes (besides how easy and quick they are) is that Support any topping (Ice cream, liquid caramel, dulce de leche, icing sugar, whipped cream, chocolate syrup, lacasitos...) and almost any ingredient. So get to it and enjoy it!

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