Preparing good food has become one of the finest ways to beat the quarantine blues. In social media, there are emerging groups dedicated to quarantine cooking. The purpose is to stick together not through gourmet cooking but by preparing something out of limited ingredients at home. Cooking hacks are saving the beginners from disasters as well as the quick recipes are helping the ones working from home. Hence, it is obvious for a recipe that tastes awesome, requires simple ingredients, is time-saving, and is easy to prepare- to go viral on the internet. And this time, it is the 2-minutes mug cake recipe that has preceded the Dalgona coffee trend.
• Vanilla, Chocolate, Cookie Cream, Strawberry
There are many versions of the 2-minutes mug cake recipe available on the internet. Though the ingredients and their proportions might vary in all these versions, three tools are common. Firstly, a coffee mug, which works both as the baking and serving pan. Secondly, almost all these recipes are eggless and it is the milk that works as the binding agent. Thirdly, all follow the method of microwave baking. Among all the sources, the ones on YouTube are gaining more popularity due to the ease of audio-visual medium. One such video from a popular YouTube channel sharing three versions such as vanilla, chocolate, and cookies & cream, has become the trend-setter.
• How to Prepare Mug Cake in 2 Minutes
To prepare the easiest vanilla mug cake, one simply needs flour, sugar, salt, milk, refined oil, vanilla essence, baking powder, baking soda, and lemon juice. These are the basic items for baking available at most of the house pantries. In other versions, chocolate bars, cocoa powder, instant coffee, butter, cookie crumb, fresh cream and strawberry pulp are replacing the vanilla essence and dominating the flavour. To try the vanilla flavour, take a coffee mug and add 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, 1 ½ tablespoon sugar, 1 tablespoon refined oil, 1 tablespoon milk (or more), a pinch of salt, baking powder and soda, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon lemon juice and whisk well with a fork. Put it in the microwave for two minutes and you’re sorted!
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• It’s Mug Cake O’clock
Facebook and Instagram are getting flooded with posts of quarantine mug cake recipe. Perhaps, the best pro of such recipes is that one doesn’t have to prepare huge proportions to fulfil an instant sweet tooth craving. So, if you have a sweet tooth, it’s truly your mug cake o’clock!