I know this is an incredibly ugly picture, but it tasted really nice, and it’s student food at its finest: Microwave Mug Cake.
I found out from my boyfriend’s flatmate that it was possible to microwave eggs and flour in a mug and for it to taste just like steamed pudding, so I had to give it a try last night, and it worked with my own vegan recipe! Seeing as blackberries and apples are right in season at the moment, I thought I’d give it a try with them, and the warmth of ginger helps to give it a real feeling of comfort food. This is the first baking that I’ve ever done with an entirely original recipe – measurements included – so I’m really proud of this cake. It’s so cheap and easy to do at home as well, that anyone can have the comforting yumminess of cake in just under two minutes :)
Again, apologies that it’s an ugly picture, but it tasted really incredible, and I thought that even though it’s not a thing of beauty, it would be nice to post something that literally anyone is capable of making at home, so I hope you make it at home and enjoy it as much as I did.
I’m writing after this watching the Great British Bake Off final, which I’m absolutely addicted to, so it’s a double-hit of encouragement to get baking and practicing as I’ve applied for series 4! Well done to John for winning – he was one of my favourites from episode one so I’m very happy :)
3 tablespoons of self raising flour
3 tablespoons of caster sugar
Quarter of a teaspoon of baking powder
3 tablespoons of soy milk
2 tablespoons of unflavoured oil – I used vegetable oil
Half a teaspoon of powdered ginger
Half a grated apple
One handful of blackberries
- Mix all the ingredients together in a large mug and put in the microwave on full power for around two minutes – insert a knife into the middle; if it comes out clean, then it’s fully cooked.