Winter is here and with it come cosy blankets, oversized jumpers, time on the sofa with a good book and a steaming cup of coffee, along with delicious mug cakes ready in less than 5 minutes — perfect for enjoying in a warm bed while the house slowly wakes up in a soft, dreamy warmth. This is winter, a cosy season that tastes like caffé lungo and coffee mug cake. Here is the basic recipe and its varieties to suit all tastes.

 

How to make coffee mug cake

 

Coffee mug cake is quick and easy to prepare and, to the delight of the lazier among us, does not need to be baked in the oven. Ideal for when you get a sudden longing for something sweet, and for those who want to treat themselves to some extra pampering on a carefree Sunday at home, without the need for any expert baking skills. Don your apron, find your favourite mug and a tablespoon, that’s all you’ll need for this recipe. Now let’s get down to the practical part.

 

The basic recipe involves mixing a whole egg directly into the mug with the sugar. Add the softened butter, mix and add the other ingredients: flour, baking powder and sugar. Then add the espresso cup of coffee and mix everything together thoroughly. Put the mug in the microwave and cook at 1000 watts for 1 minute or 1 minute 30 max! A dusting of icing sugar and the coffee mug cake is ready to be enjoyed!

 

There’s a coffee mug cake to suit all tastes

 

There are lots of versions of mug cake: from coconut to double chocolate, and liqueur mug cake, with rum or brandy. If you love high-calorie desserts, the triple chocolate mug cake is definitely worth a try: just add a teaspoon of cocoa and dark, milk or white chocolate chips. But the real gem is the matcha tea mug cake, with a drop of white chocolate - a truly glamorous and trendy single-serve dessert.

 

Coconut mug cake

 

For the coconut version, replace the cocoa with the equivalent amount of coconut flour.

 

Double chocolate mug cake

 

For the double chocolate version, add finely chopped pieces of chocolate to the dough.

 

Liqueur mug cake

 

For the liqueur version, replace 3 teaspoons of water with 3 teaspoons of rum or brandy.

 

And for the final decoration, you can replace the icing sugar with whipped cream, Nutella, custard or whatever you prefer.

 

Coffee mug cake: ingredients

 

- 1 espresso cup of Lavazza coffee (moka pot)

- 1 tablespoon of sugar

- 1 egg

- 1 tablespoon of seed oil

- 4 tablespoons of flour

- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda

- 1/2 tablespoon of apple vinegar

Have you read our 5 no-bake dessert recipes? If you haven’t, discover them now and prepare to leave everyone speechless!