Cup Cakes (Literally!) October 25 2016

Cake is a wonderful thing.
Light fluffy sponge that serves as a blank canvas ready to be decorated with a thousand different flavour combinations. But baking cakes can take a lot of time, a lot of energy and leave a whole lot of mess...
And if there's one thing we'd all like less of, it's washing up!

Which is why we've put together a little cup cake recipe... Literally.
No bowls or oven required. Just a handful of ingredients, a dash of chocolate, a microwave and your favourite (microwavable) cup!

** Disclaimer: We used bowls for photo taking purposes **
First off, gather your ingredients.

You will need:

  • 4 TBSP self raising flour.
  • 4 TBSP caster sugar
  • 3 TBSP cocoa powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 TBSP milk
  • 3 TBSP oil
  • 2 TBSP chocolate chips.

Start by adding your self-raising flour, caster sugar and cocoa powder to your cup/bowl and stir until they are combined.

Make a well in the middle of your mix and add in the egg.

Add the milk and oil into your cup/bowl slowly, remembering to stir continuously.
Your cake consistency should be nice and smooth by the end of it and not too thick!
Once the desired consistency has been achieved stir in those chocolate chips (no judgement if you 'taste test' a few!)

This recipe makes enough mixture for one extra large cup or two standard size mugs.
Each mug should be filled about half way to allow adequate space for the cake to rise, otherwise you'll be taking 'muffin top' to a whole new level...

Once everything is stirred together pop into the microwave on high power!

The cooking times for this will vary depending on the size of your mug but typically takes between 1-2 minutes. We may or may not have *slightly* burnt one of ours in the trail stages of this recipe so we recommend watching the cake rise in the microwave and as soon as it stops rising take it out.

These cup cakes can be enjoyed on their own or if you have any custard or ice cream to hand I'm pretty sure that would elevate it to a whole new level of delicious. Just be sure to leave some time for it to cool... Eager beavers burn their tongues... As we find out the hot way!

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