Tuesday, 31 July 2018

3 Easy Vegan Mug Cakes - Confetti Cake; Lemon Drizzle; Chilli Chocolate

Light and fluffy. Ready in one minute. Almost too good to be true.














Mug cakes are nothing new, but it's taken me a while to try them out myself. I was inspired to create these after watching this season of Love Island - a TV show where young singles spend the summer trapped in a Spanish villa in the hope of finding 'true love'. It's ridiculous, it's full of drama and it's been my absolute guilty pleasure over the last few weeks.














The contestants on the show speak a special kinda lingo which ties in to how I became inspired in the most tenuous way you can imagine. Unless you've been an avid follower of the show, the next few sentences probably won't make much sense. In which case, please ignore my jargon and skip ahead to the recipe lol. 'Mug' or 'muggy' or 'mugged off' refers to making a fool out of someone... So then I thought, 'I know, I'll make some mug cakes'. Then I named the cakes 'cutesie chilli chocolate', 'loyal lemon drizzle' and 'bits & sprinkles' to further reflect some of the other random words and phrases thrown around the villa. Sigh... Even I know when I've done the most!















If you own a microwave then you're just a few steps away from having these delectable muggy treats.  Adjust the quantities below in proportion to the mug/cup size. Enjoy!


Confetti Cake
- 2 heap tbsp self-raising flour
- 1 tbsp sugar
- pinch baking powder
- 6 tbsp vegan milk (coconut/almond/soya/cashew/oat...etc)
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1 tbsp sprinkles (vegan sprinkles are available to buy here)
- 1 tbsp syrup (maple/rice...etc)

Mix all the dry ingredients together first. Make a well in the middle and add all the wet ingredients. Combine to form a smooth batter. Microwave for 1 minute. Drizzle some syrup over the top and throw some more sprinkles on.

Lemon Drizzle
- 2 heap tbsp self-raising flour
- 1 tbsp sugar
- pinch baking powder
- pinch grated lemon zest
- 5 tbsp vegan milk (coconut/almond/soya/cashew/oat...etc)
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 tbsp oil

For the drizzle:
- icing sugar
- lemon juice
- candied lemon peel (to garnish)

Mix all the dry ingredients together first. Make a well in the middle and add all the wet ingredients. Combine to form a smooth batter. Microwave for 1 minute. Create a lemon glaze by combining equal parts lemon juice and icing sugar. Garnish with candied lemon peel.

Chilli Chocolate
- 2 heap tbsp self-raising flour
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp sugar
- pinch baking powder
- pinch crushed chilli flakes (plus extra for garnish)
- 8 tbsp vegan milk (coconut/almond/soya/cashew/oat...etc)
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1 tbsp syrup (maple/rice...etc)

Mix all the dry ingredients together first. Make a well in the middle and add all the wet ingredients. Combine to form a smooth batter. Microwave for 1 minute. Drizzle some syrup over the top and throw some more chilli flakes on for an extra kick.

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1 comment:

  1. I came about your blog about a year ago when I was contemplating being a vegetarian. I have decided to be now, but I'm starting off as a flexitarian, even at that it has not been easy in this country called Nigeria. Partly because vegan food stuffs are expensive and I'm just an average Nigerian university student. I'm thinking of stopping and continue when I have money because my decision is for health purposes.

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