A cake for one ready in just 90 seconds. #bestideaever
Introducing the Vanilla Chocolate Chip Mug Cake. A buttery vanilla cake dotted with chocolate chips that can be thrown together in minutes and is ready to eat in seconds! All you need is a bowl, a spoon and a microwave. #yesplease
I love my easy desserts but honestly, it does NOT get easier than this. You probably have ALL the ingredients for one of these in your pantry RIGHT NOW. This Vanilla Chocolate Chip Mug Cake is ready to go morning, noon or night!
I know I'm a bit late to the mug cake party but you guys LOVED the Nutella Chocolate Mug Cake recipe I shared a few weeks ago. So I thought I'd get back into the kitchen to create a vanilla version. It was a little tricky as my first few efforts tasted like dry sponge in a mug (no thank you), but I got there eventually.
And every since then, I've been ALL about that Vanilla Chocolate Chip Mug Cake. After all, the concept is sheer brilliance. There's no need to wait for hours for it to bake and cool. It is literally ready for you in just 90 seconds. Like 'grab a spoon and dive right in' kind of ready.
I will admit, it IS a little dangerous knowing you can make a cake that quickly. But that's why it's a GOOD thing it only serves one. And there's no frosting so that's a bonus right? Although I won't lie, a scoop of vanilla ice cream goes so well... perhaps a dollop of chocolate sauce... some sprinkles... oh dear.
However you enjoy this Vanilla Chocolate Chip Mug Cake, I'm sure you'll agree that it's a cinch to throw together. Great for those nights when you have no treats left in the house except a few pantry staples.
Between my mug cake recipes and my three different giant single serving cookies, I've been eating my way through the single serve treats. And loving it, I might add. Cake in seconds? Yes. Cookies as big as your face in minutes? I'm there.
Apart from eating cake, I've also been experimenting in the kitchen with new ingredients this week (coconut flour for example). One thing I love about cooking and baking, is the possibilities are always endless! I just love trying new things. So if you've never tried a mug cake before, perhaps it's time you treated yourself!
Vanilla Chocolate Chip Mug Cake
Makes one cake
40 grams (1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon) plain flour
1 tablespoon caster sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons chocolate chips
30 grams (2 tablespoons) unsalted butter
3 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg yolk
In a small bowl, sift the plain flour, then add the sugars, baking powder and chocolate chips. Give it a stir. In a separate bowl, add the butter and microwave until just melted. Add the milk, vanilla and egg yolk to the melted butter and whisk gently. Then add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
Pour cake batter in a mug, then microwave your cake for approximately 80 seconds (900W microwave). Leave to cool for a minute or two. Add a few extra chocolate chips on top and then dive right in.