Vanilla mug cake
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This is a basic mug cake recipe that can be adjusted in many ways: swap one tablespoon of flour for cocoa and the raspberries for cherries; add a good pinch of cinnamon for a spiced cake. Add some orange zest or a couple of chopped hazelnuts - have fun.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar (soft, brown gives colour and flavour; golden castor works too)
  • 0.25 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp milk (soy works well)
  • 1 tbsp oil (a neutral flavour is best)
  • 0.25 tsp vanilla essence
  • 4 raspberries
  1. The size of the cup is important: this recipe is for a standard British tea cup, of about 200 ml.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients in the bottom of the cup.
  3. Add the wet ingredients and mix until well combined.
  4. Gently push the raspberries into the batter.
  5. Cook for 1.5 minutes (90 seconds) in a 900Watt microwave oven.
Recipe by Edinburgh Foody at