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The unsurpassed mug cake video recipe (or cup cake), ready in 8 minutes

Mug cake

Making mug cake, also known as microwave mug cake, is child's play. Ready in 10 minutes, here's the recipe!

Suddenly craving for dessert? The solution in these cases is the mug cake! The peculiarity of this cake lies in the fact that it is prepared in a few minutes and directly inside a cup.

The original recipe was born in the USA, precisely to take advantage of the microwave oven: in fact, it will only take you a few minutes – less than 10! – to mix all the ingredients (directly inside the cup), cook in the microwave and savor your treat.
However, no one forbids you from cooking the cake in the traditional oven, but in this case you must consider that it will certainly take 10-12 more minutes . Also remember that you must check that the cup is suitable for cooking in the oven, otherwise it could burst.

Try these cakes for breakfast or for a delicious last-minute snack: let's see all the preparation steps right away!

Mug cake
Mug cake

Preparing the cup cake

  1. First, vigorously mix the egg with the sugar with a whisk, in order to obtain a frothy mixture.
  2. In a second bowl, combine the sifted powders (flour, bitter cocoa and baking powder) and mix with a spoon.
  3. Add the powders to the egg and sugar mixture, stirring vigorously with a whisk, gradually add the milk and oil until you obtain a clear and homogeneous mixture.
  4. Transfer the mixture into a cup or mug, add a handful of chocolate chips and put it in the microwave oven and cook at 800 watts for 3 minutes . Cover with plastic wrap to prevent it from drying out and smearing the whole oven.
  5. When cooked, remove the cake from the oven, being careful not to burn yourself . Add a few more drops of chocolate (optional) to taste and serve. To be consumed immediately!

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Conservation and variations of the mug cake

It is preferable to consume the cake prepared in this way immediately after cooking as it becomes hard very quickly .

If you don't have a microwave oven at home, you can easily prepare this cake in the classic oven, cooking it at 180°C for 15 minutes .

Obviously this is a basic recipe that you can rework as you like with other ingredients. Instead of cocoa powder, for example, you can use a spoonful of Nutella or chocolate chips.

Of course, make sure your mug has no decorations , otherwise it won't go in the microwave!

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If you liked the cup cake recipe, discover the video of the preparation .

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