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For those having a tough day, make a MUG CAKE!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by GoldenShadow, May 10, 2010.


  1. GoldenShadow

    GoldenShadow PetForums VIP

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    And I've just found a new recipe for one which is even better than previous ones :thumbup:

    I'm sure most of you have done them anyway, but will tell you the new recipe I came across, I was quite impressed!

    Get an egg (in its shell) and weigh it. As an example, mine was 63g.

    You then weigh out 63g of self raising flour, 63g of butter or marg, and 63g of sugar.

    Mix them all together, it appears a little thick and grainy with the sugar but that is right!

    Get a big mug and butter the edges and base of it so that the cake will come out when its done. Put a big dollop of golden syrup in the bottom, at least 1cms worth, and then put the cake mixture in. To give an idea of the size of the mug, the mixture wants to be no more than half way up the mug!

    Stick some cling film on the top and whack it in the microwave!

    You are meant to do it for 3 mins, our microwave is an 850 watt and 3 mins made mine slightly overdone, I would recommend about 2mins for an 800 watt (don't see many 850 watts except ours, lol!).

    You just leave it to cook then tip it upside down into a bowl but BE CAREFUL the cling film will be hot! It wont burst when the cake rises though, trust me I kept stopping mine to check and it really wont! Put some ice cream/cream/custard with it and there you go!

    It made my day a bit better, not much washing up either! Lots of people seem to be having rubbish days, maybe this will cheer you up! :thumbup:
     
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    Oooo will give that a go tonight. We made one the other month with choc chips in and mmmmm it was good and malteaser coco powder yummy.
     
  3. GoldenShadow

    GoldenShadow PetForums VIP

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    Ooooh YUM!!

    I found it really hard to get the choccy ones right but this one is the BEST I've found, all light and soft!

    Best thing is, they are so easy that if you bugger it up you can make another in 5 mins :lol:

    I just made another with my left over mix and did it for 2 mins, its LOVELY! Will probably do another one later too :blushing:
     
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    That does sound good, I'll have to give it a try.:thumbup:
     
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    Stop it or I'll have to go make one before work and ruin my tea lol!

    Most of the choc chips melted and it made a choc sauce on top :)
     
  6. GoldenShadow

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    Ohh that sounds yummy! We don't have chocolate chips kicking about usually otherwise I would be running off to try that..!

    I'm not going to want my tea now, I just want mug cake :blushing: Its so easy though, probably a bad thing as I make them quite a lot :lol:
     
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    sarybeagle PetForums VIP

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    Have you got any choc bars? I grate mine to make quick choc chips if I've not got any :)
     
  8. GoldenShadow

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    Oooh I have got a few time outs and some crunchies..!

    NO must wait for my tea :lol:
     
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    Now you're talking, crunchie mug cake mmmmm......BUT you must wait til tea time ;-) but if any one asks youre testing it for me ;)
     
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    Hmmmmm........ i'm trying that later :thumbup:
     
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    God that wont help me diet will it lass?
     
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    sounds so yummy!!!
     
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    Sounds great - will have to try that some day.
     
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    Sounds really yummy. Will have to have a go :thumbup:
     
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    We just made one of these to try. We did one with choc chips in the bottom. It was awful :lol:

    A horrid rotten egg (the egg was fresh) smell to it and a lingering odd eggy taste too. Sorry!
     
  16. GoldenShadow

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    Ewww yuck..! I have to say I've never successfully made one with any choc in, hence I do plain syrup ones :)
     
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    thats really clever!!! :)

    thanks :D
     
  18. Aurelia

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    Hmm, not sure it would be that different? Might be worth a go in the future though.

    Now if you want a proper heavenly cake recipe .... Oh wait! I can't, I would be giving away our secret recipe :p Our customers love it though. I know that's no consolation as you wont actually be able to taste it :lol:

    Sorry I'm in a wicked mood tonight!
     
  19. GoldenShadow

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    :lol: I am too lazy to make a real cake anyway :p
     
  20. metame

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    if you do a normal cake by making everything the ssame weight as the eggs your using it makes it really light as well.
     
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