Sweet treats for Summer : MUG CAKE


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December is the month of sweet treats and summer holidays. Parents have to be on top of their game to keep the kids entertained and well fed. Here are two recipes to add to your game plan.

A mug cake that even your kids or husband can make.
Dates and nuts power ball / Ladoo to keep you going when you need that extra dose of energy. And they are a healthy alternative for your kids too (don’t tell them it is healthy!)


This cake is as quick as they come. Get the kids to make this one it is easy and only involves one tea cup and a fork to mix them up. There are so many variations you can do with this recipe. I have listed a few.


All-purpose flour / Self-raising flour – 3 tbsp
Unsweetened Cocoa powder – 1.5 tbsp
Sugar – 3 tbsp (use less if you like lesser sugar)
Baking Soda – 1/8 tsp (use only a pinch if you are using self-raising flour)
Salt – a pinch
Oil – 2 tbsp
Milk / water – 3 tbsp


Mix all dry ingredients in a microwave safe mug with a fork.

Now add the wet ingredients and mix thoroughly until it is a smooth and running liquid.

Place mug in microwave and set on full power for 2 minutes (mine is 1100 w microwave) after the timer has gone off, let cake sit in microwave for 30 seconds.

Serve plain or dusted with icing sugar / cocoa or with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream or sprinkles or fruits or your choice of topping!!!

Drop a dollop of cold or frozen Nutella / peanut butter / a lindor chocolate in the dough before you microwave to get a nice gooey center when you dig in.
Sprinkle some chocolate chips before you microwave to have a chocolate chip cake
For a plain vanilla cake just drop the cocoa powder and add a half tsp of vanilla essence and 2 tbsp of milk / water
For a strawberry cake just add one chopped strawberry and add a half tsp of strawberry essence and 2 tbsp of milk / water
Add half a spoon of instant coffee to make a mocha cake.

By Veena

About Veena : I am a food and nutrition enthusiast. I love baking and experimenting with different cuisines. I am good at eggless cakes and cookies. Some of my cakes are displayed on my facebook page – annibunnycakes. Look me up let me know what you think.

The Indian Telegraph Sydney Australia

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