Thursday, July 18, 2013

Skydreamer Eats: The Best Mug Cake EVAAH!

I grew up with a mom who bakes the most amazing homemade cakes. Almost every afternoon, at around 3 or so, we could smell wafts of something really good baking in the oven. I lived for those days. All throughout my childhood and even when I started working, she would make her famous baked goodies. Yellow cake, chocolate cake, pineapple upside down cake, birthday cake, chewy brownies, papaya brownies, cream cheese brownies. And how can I forget her tiramisu? If blogging was available in the 80's, my mom would have rocked as a food blogger.

With that said, I wanted to try something easy in the cake department. I do not know how to make cakes, cupcakes or anything of the sort. I started and stopped at mango float (you know, those yummy homemade refrigerator no-bake cakes). Now that I'm a mom, I wanted to whip up something sweet in my (microwave) oven in under 15 minutes - and make my son smile.

That's ambitious.

So I researched, researched, researched (in Pinterest) until I came upon THE MUG CAKE.

Good for one.
Very easy.
Uber cheap.
Ridiculously good.

There were a lot of different recipes out there, and I had a lot of trial and error sessions. My first ever mug cake was an epic fail. But now, I'm finally ready to share this with you!

Ready for this? The best ever mug cake?

homemade mug cake recipe
Gooey chocolate mug cake

Then this is what you need to do.

In a regular mug, mix well together 2 tbsp all purpose flour, 1 tbsp brown sugar, 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa, 1/4 tsp baking powder, a pinch of salt.
Now add 2 tbsp fresh milk or water and 1 tbsp vegetable oil to your dry ingredients and mix well together.
Take 1/3 of a regular sized banana, and mash it well. Add it to your mixture and blend well together.
Add a few chocolate chips, mix again.
Now, here's the fun part - take a look at your pantry. Check if you have nutella, peanut butter, cookie butter, or any buttery/chocolatey spread. You're good? Take 1/2 tbsp of that and add to your mixture, pushing it to the bottom. *Please make sure that your spread is at room temperature*
Next, put the mug inside your microwave and bake on high for 1 minute (50 seconds for me).

Take it out, smell that wonderful cocoa.


freshly baked cake in a mug
Fresh from the oven
Get a plate and transfer the cake to it, upside down. It would look like this:

mug cake recipe
That cookie butter looks really good on top of my cake

Restrain yourself from eating everything all at once because you're not done yet.

Now, take a look at your freezer. Got some ice cream? Good. Add that on top of your cake and you have yourself a winning dessert. Good for one. Or you can share with your son (if you're feeling selfless).

Mug Cake with ice cream and shaved chocolate

It's moist, gooey, chocolatey, buttery, and all those good things. It's like a cake but not really. It's not a brownie too. It's almost like a cupcake, but really it's just the best ever mug cake.

In less than five minutes I made my son smile and laugh and now he's bouncing all over from all that chocolate and sugar. *sigh*

Go on, make some. I'm excited to know what you think! :D


  1. I wanna make some and try it too! :)

    1. Let me know what you think after making some :D

  2. I am definitely gonna try this! :) looks delish

    1. Yehey, let me know how it turns out Love. :D

  3. Wow! Shee, this is so tempting...I will try this one of these days!

    1. I know you're gonna try it this weekend. Weee! Let me know if you like it or not. xx

  4. Very nice idea Shee! But I'm soo lazy to bake and cook at home. Haha my bad! :)

    1. D man gud ka lazy gud. You should make those red velvet cupcakes again, rei. I wanna eat some :D
      And for this mug cake, dali ra jud rei. i swear 5-10 minutes ra cya of your time. xx

    2. Cgeee go!! Next weekend I'm gonna try that, and the herbed corn sad. Haha unta unta di ko tamaron! Hehe so help me God! :)

  5. Yum, Shee! That looks delish! Whoever started the mug cake recipes is a genius! This one's always a winner, easy with minimal ingredients. I love that you added a touch of speculaas cookie butter to it and ice cream, that's heaven in a mug. :)

    1. I know, I agree with you. First time I made it, it was a disaster. That recipe up there is actually my third attempt and was the only successful one. So yehey, cake na jud cya finally! :D

  6. I will try this when I need a quick brownie fix! :)

  7. hi shee :) i envy you and your mom, wish i can bake too :D once i tried making leche flan and it became a bread. ^^

    1. Hehe, that's so cute. I don't know how to bake too - trust me, this is the only thing I know how to "bake" :D
      Just keep on trying. You will eventually get the hang of it. xx

  8. Wow that looks way way way better than MY best ever mug cake! you know, the one the fell off to the plate with a thunk LOL.

    1. Ahaha, super to the nth level LOL. It also happened to my first ever mug cake. It was as hard as a rock! xx

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    1. Hi hazel, I saw that you also made your own brownie cup before I did. Your instructions with pictures are so spot on! xx


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