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No Oven? Fret Not!

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We have been attending toddler baking classes with our boy, which is fun but rather pricey. We would love to do some baking with him at home, but we do not have a proper oven. Imagine my delight when I came across a recipe for making mug cake using microwave! I am not an advocate in using microwave ovens, but I am okay to use it occasionally when the need arises. The steps are really manageable and stress-free, even for a non-kitchen person like me (LOL!). Best of all, there is no need for equipment such as baking tins, measuring jugs or weighing scale. For those who are interested in a baking activity with your young ones, here is the recipe I got from the magazine:-

What You Need

  1. 4 tbsp self-raising flour
  2. 2 tbsp cocoa powder (or Milo)
  3. 3 tbsp sugar
  4. Pinch of salt
  5. 1 egg
  6. 3 tbsp milk
  7. 2 tbsp vegetable oil (or melted butter)
  8. 2 large microwave-proof mugs


  1. Combine flour, cocoa, sugar and salt in one mug.
  2. Add egg, milk and oil. Whisk with a fork until there are no lumps. Pour half the mixture into a second mug.
  3. Microwave on high for 1.5 to 3 minutes. (Set for 1.5 minutes first and cook at 30-second intervals subsequently to prevent overcooking.)
  4. Let the mug cake cool for a minute before serving. Top up with extras, e.g. banana slices, berries, etc.

Well, our end product did not look as appetising as we would like it to be, but it tasted not bad, albeit being slightly dry/spongy. I read online that egg is the culprit for making the mug cake spongy, so for our next attempt, we may choose to omit it. Hopefully the texture will turn out to be better (moister) the next time!MugCake

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