Welcome to part two of my Pinning It series. Pinning It is essentially things (or pins) I’ve tried from Pinterest and how I got on with them. Last time the shaving with baby oil didn’t really go to plan, but this time I’m sharing a success story with you!
One of the main thing I use Pinterest for is to pin food and recipe ideas. I know I have a lot of recipe books, but there is nothing like finding something new to make, especially something to get Little Miss to eat better. Anyway, around about Christmas (although I’m sure they’ve been around a LOT longer) I started noticing people pinning this thing called a “mug cake” so I pinned a couple that looked good and thought no more of it. Then a few weeks back, when I gave up chocolate bars for lent and one night when I was sat alone as usual feeling sorry for myself, I REALLY wanted to eat something sweet. I started going through what I’d pinned for some inspiration and once again, I came across these mug cakes. And whaddya know? I had everything I needed to make one!
My first few attempts were dreadful, I was so afraid of it being under cooked that I kept over cooking it so it was like a rock, and no amounts of cream could make it edible. But finally, after fiddling with the ingredients and cooking times, I perfected a chocolate one! And of course after that there was no going back. Now I make mug cakes as a dessert most nights, Little Miss even sometimes has one in here teeny tiny two handled mug! They are so super quick to make, and everyone knows that everything is better with cake! So here is my recipe.
4 tbsp Self Raising Flour
4 tbsp Caster Sugar
2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
3 tbsp Skimmed Milk
3 tbsp Vegetable Oil
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
What You Need
2 x mugs, fork, tablespoon, teaspoon, dessert spoon (to eat it with!)
- Mix all the dry ingredients in the mug you want to cook it in.
- In the other mug mix the wet ingredients in.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix well with a fork, trying to get out as many lumps as you can.
- Stick in the microwave. I have an 850w one and I cook it for 1 minute and 45 seconds. High the watt cook for less, lower cook for more.
- Serve with cream/ice cream/clotted cream/custard whatever takes your fancy.
Without a doubt this is a single girls best friend, or a hormonal girl, or hell, this cake is for EVERYONE. I think they would be awesome to have at a sleep over instead of the ol’ hot chocolate. And if your friend is going through a tough time, bring her the gift of a mug cake. You won’t regret it.