Mug cakes are the latest baking trend sweeping the Internet, and we are officially excited.
The great thing about them is that they only take a couple of minutes to bake in the microwave – and then you’ll be ready to scoff the lot. And what could be more comforting than a cake in a mug on a chilly Autumn night?
We hope you and your hungry little ones enjoy trying out these brilliantly simple recipes – what’s not to love?
Caramel apple mug cake – from the Hungry Hedgehog
This one is perfect for this time of year, full of the flavours of Autumn and a great warmer for little hands after fireworks night. Pop caramel sauce, sliced apples and cake ingredients in a mug, cook for one minute – and you’ll be ready to indulge.
Salted caramel chocolate mug cake – from Wine and Glue
Combine another top trend – salted caramel – with a mug cake, and you have gooey, chocolatey heaven. Best served when it’s hot and oozy, topped with vanilla ice cream. Utter joy.
Blueberry baked oatmeal mug cake – from Chocolate Covered Katie
With rolled oats, blueberries and a little vanilla, this one is actually fairly healthy and is perfect for a delicious breakfast on the go. To be honest, we would eat it at any time of day though.
Cappuccino mug cake – from The Telegraph
A brilliant way to get your daily coffee hit – essential after a night with a teething toddler or a baby in the middle of a growth spurt. Pop a bit of whipped cream on the top for a little extra indulgence.
Strawberry vanilla mug cake with vanilla glaze – from Averie Cooks
This is a lovely fruity one, taken to the next level by that wonderful buttercream graze. Food that tastes this good shouldn’t take 90 seconds to cook…
Nutella lava mug cake – from Kirbie Cravings
This one is last, but certainly not least. It includes just four ingredients – Nutella (exceptionally important), flour, baking powder and milk – and comes out like your favourite chocolate fondant. Perfect! This one is baked in the oven, but takes just 17 minutes and we think it’s worth it.