Magic Minute Microwave Mug Cake

This Magic Minute Microwave Mug Cake is so fast and easy to make, it will be your guilty pleasure!

This Magic Minute Microwave Mug Cake is so fast and easy to make, it will be your guilty pleasure!

This Magic Minute Microwave Mug Cake made the rounds of the blogosphere several months back and it just came to mind again in the context of a discussion on the Thermomix Owners UK Facebook page about making cakes in the Thermomix. I make all my cakes in my Thermomix and there are several gorgeous cake recipes right here on this blog. This recipe is my guilty pleasure, a treat I make myself on gray afternoons like today or when ThermoHubby John is away on business. Kind of like Nigella Lawson in her bathrobe peeking into her refrigerator at midnight 😉 I guess I’ve been good lately as I haven’t made this Magic Minute Microwave Mug Cake in quite a while. Today I’ve made up for it – in my biggest mug, no less – and I’m delighted to share it with you here.

The Magic Minute Microwave Mug Cake "bakes" for about a minute in your microwave

The Magic Minute Microwave Mug Cake “bakes” for about a minute in your microwave

Magic Minute Microwave Mug Cake
Based on a classic sponge cake and the “quatre-quarts” (or four quarters) principle, this recipe revolves around one egg and its equivalent weight in flour, sugar and butter. Thermomix’s built-in weighing scales make it fast and easy to prepare the batter, and the microwave “bakes” it in just about a minute! Feel free to indulge your taste whims and add a few drops of vanilla or a tablespoon of cocoa powder, or add chopped apple, sultanas, berries, dessicated coconut or chocolate chips. With a recipe like this and a Thermomix, the possibilities are endless!

Ingredients
one egg
self-raising flour
sugar (any kind will do)
butter (I like to use lightly salted)
a good pinch of salt (not necessary if using salted butter)
a microwave-proof mug
a knob of butter or a few drops of oil to grease the mug

Enjoy your Magic Minute Microwave Mug Cake with a cup of tea or coffee

Enjoy your Magic Minute Microwave Mug Cake with a cup of tea or coffee

Method

  1. Put the lid or a plate on your Thermomix bowl, press the weighing scales button, let it settle to 0 and place your egg on top. Note the weight. Crack your egg into the bowl, and then add the “egg weight” of flour, sugar and butter. (I.e., if your egg weighs 60 g, use 60 g each of the other three ingredients. If your egg weighs 55 g, use 55 g of the other ingredients, etc.) Add a pinch of salt if required. Mix 30 seconds/Speed 5. Scrape the sides of your TM bowl with the spatula and mix again 30 seconds/Speed 5.
  2. Scrape the batter into a greased, microwaveable mug that is big enough to allow for expansion of the batter (or you’ll have a sweet molten volcano on your hands!) and “bake” in the microwave 1 minute at 1000W / 1 minute 45 seconds on 750W or 800W or until the cake springs back when touched (be careful – it’s hot!). Actual bake time will depend on the weight of your egg (the amount of batter you make), the size and thickness of your mug and the power of your microwave so you’ll need to exercise a bit of happy cook’s judgement.

Enjoy with a mug of tea or a cup of coffee, anytime, day or night 😉

Bon appétit !

Leave a comment at the bottom and share the Thermo love! Let me know what your favourite flavours turn out to be. For the moment, mine is cocoa but I’m still gleefully experimenting 😉 Ooooh, how about maple syrup? Yum!

You can flavour your Magic Minute Microwave Mug Cake with cocoa, vanilla, dessicated coconut, chopped apple or berries. I know you'll make it often!

You can flavour your Magic Minute Microwave Mug Cake with cocoa, vanilla, dessicated coconut, chopped apple or berries. I know you’ll make it often!

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  1. Le Mug Cake au micro-ondes

    24 May 2017 at 19:40

    […] et à l’époque j’avais dûment noté ma propre version dans mon blog-soeur en anglais, Why Is There Air. En discutant avec Ana cet après-midi nous avons évoqué cette recette dans le contexte […]

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