Frugal Recipes: Simple Desserts Cooked in the Microwave
N.B: It’s not yet too late to greet everyone a Happy New Year!! Here’s another gastronomic offering from one of my semi-regular contributors, Clare of My Passion For Food. I’ve already tried creating the first recipe (the Chocolate Mug Cake) but I haven’t perfected the right taste of the cake yet. ): Here’s how my mug cake looks like.
I’ve already done three batches but the results were the same. ): You can see that my mug cake is dry and doesn’t taste right. ):
I think I need more batches to take on to get the perfect microwaved chocolate mug cake.
So, here are Clare’s Affordable and Simple Dessert Recipes that can be baked using a Microwave Oven.
Sometimes we don’t have the time (or skills) to whip up a culinary masterpiece, but don’t worry! What if you could make easy and very tasty desserts in the microwave? Well you can!
Here are a couple of delicious desserts which will either make the perfect ending to a divine meal or can just be eaten as a snack!
5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake (1 serving)
4 tbsp flour
4 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp cocoa powder
3 tbsp milk
3 tbsp oil
3 tbsp chocolate chips
1 drop vanilla extract
1. Mix the dry ingredients in a large, microwave-safe mug. Add the egg and mix well.
2. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well again.
3. Add the chocolate chips and vanilla extract and mix well again.
4. Place the mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts.
5. Allow to cool for a while and then either eat from the mug or tip it onto a plate.
Note: The mixture will rise over the top of the mug so don’t be surprised!
Microwave sponge pudding (4 servings)
50g (2oz) butter
50g (2oz) caster sugar
50g (2oz) self raising flour
1 medium egg, beaten
2 tbsp milk
2 tbsp jam or syrup
1. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.
2. Slowly mix in the egg and milk so the butter does not curdle.
3. Sift in the flour and gently fold in.
4. Put 2tbsp of golden syrup, treacle or jam in the bottom of a microwave-safe bowl. Pour the batter on top.
5. Cover and cook for 3.5 minutes in the microwave on full power or until the pudding appears set and the top is sticky.
6. Serve hot.
About the Guest Author
Clare Carmichael is the blogger behind My Passion For Food and HungryHouse, the UK’s leading online takeaway platform that features restaurants across the country including Glasgow, Brighton and Nottingham. Just visit the website and order delicious cuisines such as Thai, Chinese and Italian.