This is quite possibly my most favourite cake ever. It started out a bit experimental as I wanted to make a cake to match my new ‘Buddha’ mug. The result was completely divine. And I’m going to share it with you.
I used Twinings Fudge Melts Green Tea for this but there are so many flavoured green teas out there at the moment that you could try pretty much try any of them. Salted Caramel Green Tea, maybe? Try and source a decent vegan white chocolate too, I got mine from a local health food store. I hear Sainsburys make a free from white chocolate bar too.
The video is below. If you want to try more of my microwave mug cakes, have a look at my Bakewell in a Mug and Chocolate Banana mug cake. For another ‘tea’ based cake, take a look at the very different Jelly Baby Mug Cake, made using forest fruits herbal tea.
Heres the video. Full recipe below;
Vegan Mug Cake Recipe – White Chocolate & Green Tea
1// Make a tea with 1/2 cup boiling water and 2 flavoured Green Teabags. I used Twinings Fudge Melts Green Tea. Leave to ‘stew’ and cool.
2/ In a microwaveable mug, mix the dry ingredients;
1/3 cup self raising flour
1/4 cup caster sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3// Break up about 1/3 of a 100g bar of vegan white chocolate (around 35g) into small pieces in a seperate mug/bowl and leave to one side
4// Add the liquids to the dry mix in your microwaveable mug, so;
1 1/2 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
3 Tablespoons of cooled green tea
1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence
5// Stir well, add the white chocolate and stir again
6// Microwave on medium high for 2 – 2 1/2 minutes. Then leave in the warm microwave for another 3 minutes
7// Poke holes in the cake and pour in another tablespoon of green tea and add another third of the chocolate bar, broken into pieces. The rest is yours to save – or eat (if you haven’t already!)
And that’s it!! It really is as easy as that.
I’m quite enjoying baking with tea, so look out for more tea based recipes in the future!