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.

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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)

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Ingredients:
4 tbsp flour
4 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 egg
3 tbsp milk
3 tbsp oil
3 tbsp chocolate chips
1 drop vanilla extract

Method:
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)

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Ingredients:
50g (2oz) butter
50g (2oz) caster sugar
50g (2oz) self raising flour
1 medium egg, beaten
2 tbsp milk
2 tbsp jam or syrup

Method:
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.

About the Author Agnes Embile Jimenez


Agnes is a full-time online freelancer. She's currently doing the things she loves while maintaining a frugal lifestyle. This blog is all about her struggles to live a frugal life, her quest to see the world via budget traveling, and her love to share to other people (via blogging) everything that she is passionate about.

Agnes does not absolutely conform to any beliefs or philosophies. Though she's writing about frugal living and is currently embracing the minimalist lifestyle, she doesn't want to define her existence based on these realities alone. For her, life is too diverse, too colorful, too mysterious. It would be a waste of experience (and time) to imprison herself to a few set of ideas. Google+ | Twitter

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3 Responses to Frugal Recipes: Simple Desserts Cooked in the Microwave

  1. Antonio says:

    Ugh. That Chocolate mug cake sounds freaking awesome! One of my favorite desserts is known as a Hula Pie. If you’re ever here on Kauai make sure to get a Hula Pie from Keoki’s. They are awesome (and super fattening ;) ).

    Antonio

  2. Chrystal says:

    try adding a little butter to your chocolate mug cake. The trick is to slice CHILLED butter in thin flakes, then distribute (not blend) them into the dry ingredients. When the cake cooks, the butter flakes will add moisture and flavor (and calories unfortunately).

  3. Leia says:

    I love chocolates!!!
    That mug cake really looks nothing but DELICIOUS!!!
    I’m so excited to try it once I got home from work today…
    You can also try MUDDY CHOCO PIE Agnes, it was a great experiment of my mum… :)

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