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 Lemon Microwave CupCake Recipe. With a Jelly Baby twist!

Following on from the Bakewell in a mug video and the Chocolate Banana microwave mug cake, this cake started out with the best intentions. It was definitely going to be a microwave cake. And certainly a lemon drizzle cake. But then I started going through my kitchen cupboard as to what I could use to make cakes and found loads of herbal tea that I never drink.

My daughter tried the resulting cake and said that it tasted EXACTLY like jelly babies and she was right

If you had actually asked me to make a cake that tasted like Jelly Babies, I’m not sure that I would have been able to….

And if you’re not a Jelly baby fan it still can be a refreshing lemon cupcake  if you swap the fruit tea for water.

So without further ado, here’s the video, the recipe makes enough for 1 large mug or 2 smaller teacups,

The Recipe

You will need

Dry ingredients

scant 3/4 cup self raising flour

1/2 cup caster sugar

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon lemon zest

Wet ingredients

3 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil

1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons boiling water

1 Tablespoon lemon juice

Forest Fruits (or raspberry/berry teabag)

Method

1/ First, pour the hot water into a mug over your teabag and leave to one side to cool

2/ Then mix your dry ingredients in a separate mug

3/ Add the wet ingredients to the mug (I’ve included the contents of the teabag but you don’t have to) and stir until combined

4/ Microwave for 1 1/2 – 2 minutes on medium high, stand for 1 minute. Microwave again for 1 1/2 – 2 minutes and leave to stand again for 1 minute.

All microwaves are different. Apparently mine is an 800W but I quite often have to adjust times and power. Start on a lower power and see how it goes if you are unsure.

And be careful, the mug will be hot too…

5/ poke holes in the cake when it has cooled a little and pour on the drizzle made from;

3/4 cup Icing Sugar, 2 Tablepoons of fruit tea, a large pinch of lemon zest and stir

Add more water/tea if the mixture is too thick or more icing sugar if it is too thin.

An extra pinch of lemon zest and a bit more lemon juice can be added to taste and voila….

Dairy Free, Soya Free Jelly Baby Cake.

jelly baby 2

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