Another Cake To Make In A Mug And A Microwave

Afternoon treat yourself


by Jess Commons |

Seeing as you guys really loved the whole making a cake in a mug with a microwave and minimal ingredients a few weeks back, we went on the hunt to find you some more recipes and found them in the form of another microwave/mug cookbook that’s arrived on the scene. Mug Cakes, by Lene Knudsen, is full of a whole bunch of different microwavable cakes that range from banana with chocolate chips to apple crumble to blueberry ricotta. Being a nice lady, Lene kindly let us have a couple of recipes that we could give to you.

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Blueberry Ricotta Mug Cake


1 slice of butter 1 cm (½ in) thick (30g/1oz)

1 egg

2 tablespoons caster (superfine) sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla sugar

1½ tablespoon ricotta

2 or 3 pinches of lemon zest

5 tablespoons plain (all-purpose) flour

½ teaspoon baking powder

2 tablespoons fresh blueberries

(or 1 tablespoon frozen blueberries)


  1. Melt the butter in a bowl in the microwave for 20 seconds (800 watts).

  2. In a mug: beat in one by one the egg, sugar, vanilla sugar, ricotta, lemon zest, flour, baking powder and melted butter.

  3. Stir in the blueberries.

  4. Cook in the microwave for 1 minute 40 seconds (800 watts).

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Apple Crumble Mug Cake


1 slice of slightly salted butter ½ cm (¼ in) thick (15g / ½oz)

1 tablespoon fine oat flakes

4 tablespoons plain (all-purpose) flour

2 tablespoons cane sugar

2 chopped blanched almonds

½ apple peeled and diced

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon vanilla sugar or maple syrup

1 pinch of ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon water


  1. To make the crumble, mix the chilled butter, fine oat flakes, flour, cane sugar and almonds.

  2. In a mug: mix the apple, lemon juice, vanilla sugar or maple syrup, cinnamon and water.

  3. Cook in the microwave for 3 minutes (800 watts).

  4. Add the crumble to the top of the mixture. Cook in the microwave for 2 minutes 30 seconds (800 watts).

Mug Cakes is out now on Hardie Grant.

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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