The best vegan Bakewell you’ve ever tasted. In a mug. Ready in 5 minutes? Yep, it’s true.
While I’ve been going through my tried and tested recipes to see which I want to video, it occurred to me that I don’t always want to make a cake that’ll serve 16. I know, I know, it was a bit of a shocker to me too!
Obviously it’s a bit different at the Café, but not at home where I am a single parent of 1. A 16 slice cake would mean 8 slices each and although that’s a slice a day for a week – it’s a slice a day of THE SAME CAKE. And as much as I know that cake is perfectly freezable, our freezer is not a bottomless pit.
So I have created mug sized recipes for you!
And not only mug sized recipes, but MICROWAVEABLE mug cake recipes too, for when you want a cake and you want that cake right now. So what could be better than Cake in 5 minutes? Well, Dairy Free Cake in 5 minutes….
So here it is, the game changing, bakewell slice cake making video…. (recipe is below)
And here’s the recipe,
1// Coat your mug with cherry jam – this bit is optional. Using the jam adds an extra layer of flavour but if you really need that cake NOW, this bit just adds an extra minute or two to your wait time
2// In a different mug (or the same one if you’re not using the jam), add the dry stuff first so,
3 Tablespoons Self Raising Flour
2 Tablespoons Caster Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder (not completely absolutely necessary)
4 Tablespoons Ground Almonds and 2 Tablespoons Flaked or Chopped Almonds
3// And stir…. Then add,
3 Tablespoons Soya ( or any plant based) milk
3 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
1/3 teaspoon Almond Essence
4// Stir until combined
5// Add a few frozen cherries, stir then pour into your jam smothered mug (if you didn’t do that bit, just carry on!). Place in the centre of your microwave, cover and cook for
1 1/2 – 2 minutes on Medium High.
Stand for 30 seconds
Another 1 – 2 1/2 minutes at Medium High. Depending on your microwave. Mine’s 700W, so if yours is higher powered use less time.
6// Leave to stand for a minute or so. I’d advise leaving for about 5 or 10 minutes before eating mostly to avoid burning your mouth with volcanically hot cake but also to let the cake ‘bake’ in its own heat.
7// Add a bit more cherry jam, a few flaked almonds and a sprinkling of icing sugar. Or you could add a bit of Swedish Glace Vanilla Ice cream to the top of the mug
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