Microwave Mug Cake. White Chocolate & Green Tea

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!

green tea still

Vegan Chocolate Banana Mug Cake Recipe

There’s something incredibly comforting about chocolate and banana cake. Firstly, it’s a doddle to make  – an incredibly forgiving recipe that’s rarely too dry and is packed with strong flavours. And secondly…

…every bite is a mouthful of nostalgia.

Damn, even I get all nostalgic eating it & my mom has NEVER made a chocolate banana cake. It’s good with custard, ice cream and especially on it’s own. If you really don’t like banana, just leave that bit out and you still have a delicious chocolate cake.

And it’s particularly good if you manage to be there in that magical moment when it’s cooled for just long enough to not cause blisters on the roof of your mouth, but still warm enough to melt Swedish Glace Vanilla Icecream. 

And now you can always have that ‘moment’ with the following recipe. Ready in much less time than it takes to drive to the all night garage and stare at their dry, tasteless offerings.

And if you like this recipe, try out the other microwave mug cake recipes – Vegan Lemon Mug cake with a jelly baby twist and the very delicious Bakewell tart in a mug.

The Recipe

1/ In your microwaveable mug, mix your ‘dry’ ingredients

1/4 cup self raising flour

2 Tablespoons Caster Sugar

2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder

1/8 teaspoon baking powder 

1/8 teaspoon salt

2/ Give them a good stir and then add your ‘wet’ ingredients

3 Tablespoons Soya Milk

2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil

1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup

1/8 teaspoon vanilla essence

3/ Another good stir until all ingredients are combined. So far, this is a pretty good chocolate cake and if you want to ignore the banana bit I’ll pretend I haven’t noticed. But otherwise, add

1/3 banana, chopped into chunks

A generous sprinkle of dark chocolate drops

4/ Stir again until combined

5/ Cover loosely with a plastic lid (have we all got a few stray Tupperware lids in the cupboards or is it just me?) and pop it into the microwave.

Now ALL microwaves differ so I suggest you start off on a Medium High power and go for fewer minutes. You can always cook for longer but you can’t ever properly save a microwave burnt chocolate cake. My microwave is about 800W, but is very cheap and cheerful. I used the following;

Medium High 1 1/2 – 2 minutes

Leave Stand for 1 minute, poke a few holes through with a fork

Medium High for 1 1/2 – 2 minutes

Leave to stand for 3 minutes

6/ My 3 mug cake experiments all seemed to be baked through at this point. So I poked a few holes through the chocolate cake and added a GENEROUS portion of dark chocolate drops, letting them all…

…melt and go gooey on the top of the cake

Now would also be a good time to add Swedish Glace Vanilla Ice Cream – I mention that brand as it’s the best Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream that I’ve ever tasted…

Now Sit Back and enjoy…

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