2 minutes Mango Mug Cake

Mango Mug Cake

The land is baked and I’m still on to baking..what’s wrong with me? Well..nothing’s wrong with me.. it’s just my love for baking that wins over the scorching heat. I’m planning to take a break from oh-that-smell-of-fresh-heaven (I mean, baking) and concentrate on summer delights—mango, watermelon, musk melon, cucumber, mint …there’s so much that can deflate the effect of the heat and give us a refreshing feeling.

Vanilla mug cake. Oreo mug cake.. Well.. why not a mug cake made with my favourite and delicious fruit…and umm.. with little mess in just under 5 minutes.. Hell yeah.. my day can’t get perfect.. Mango mug cake it is !

I know that just two minutes ago I said that I’ll be taking a break from baking.. point A- mug cakes aren’t actually included in baking. Point B- It is made of mangoes and is definitely a summer delight.

Why so much discussion about why Mango Mug Cake? The question her would be.. WHY NOT this gorgeous delight? There’s nothing that would dissuade me from making ! And I mean..nothing!

Well well.. roll up your sleeves.. and just get on with it..!

Easy to make, eggless mango mug cake-all in one sentence and my day is made!

That's after i took a bite.
That’s after i took a bite.

Mango Mug Cake Recipe-

Preparation Time- 2 minutes

Cooking Time- 2 minutes (microwave)

Ingredients-

All purpose flour- 4 tbsp

Mango purée- 3 tbsp

Granulated sugar- 4 tbsp

Vanilla essence- 2-3 drops

Milk- 4 tbsp

Baking powder- ½ tsp

Baking soda- ¼ tsp

Salt- a pinch

Chocolate chips- optional

Instructions-

  1. Mix mango purée, milk, oil, vanilla essence and granulated sugar. Whisk well.
  2. In another bowl, sift together the dry ingredients.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the mango purée mixture. Beat it well to gain a smooth and creamy batter.
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips, if using. Put the batter into a greased mug and microwave for 2 minutes.
  5. Let it cool completely. Enjoy!

Notes-

  1. Time taken will vary depending upon the microwave. Mine was done in 2 minutes and 10 seconds. It is best to check at 90 seconds mark.
  2. The batter can be whisked instead of beating. I prefer beating the batter to give it the perfect creamy texture.
  3. I didn’t add chocolate chips in the batter. Instead, I sprinkled some chocolate shavings on top after the mug cake was prepared.
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Eggless Coffee Cake

Coffee Cake

I needed a break from the routine and the basic cake flavours. I had the urge to try something delicious and different. And i stumbled upon exactly the type of cake I’d wanna try! I found this recipe on ticklingpalates.com. What a perfect way to incorporate coffee in a cake! Coffee lover or not… I don’t know why you wouldn’t wanna try something this delicious and this different..

Eggless Coffee Cake Recipe

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Baking Time: 40-45 minutes

Ingredients:

All purpose flour – 1¼ cups

Powdered sugar – 1¼ cups

Cocoa powder – 3 tbsp

Baking powder – 1 tsp

Baking soda – ½ tsp

Instant coffee powder – 1½ tsp

Fresh yogurt – ¾ cup

Vegetable oil – ½ cup

Milk – 4 tbsp

Vanilla essence – 1 tsp (optional)

Instructions:

0. Preheat oven to 180˚C. Prepare a baking dish by either lining it or using the grease-and-flour method.

1. In a bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder together.

step 1

2. Mix instant coffee powder in milk and keep it ready.

Step 2

3. In another bowl, take yogurt and powdered sugar together.

Step 3

4. Whisk together the yogurt and sugar.

Step 4

5. To this mixture add dissolved instant coffee-milk mixture, vegetable oil, vanilla essence. Step 5

Whisk well.

Step 5A

6. Add the flour mixture in 2 batches to the wet ingredients and fold gently till a batter of dropping consistency is formed.

Step 6

7. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 40-45 minutes or till a skewer inserted comes out clean. Take the pan out of the oven and once cooled down completely invert on to a plate. Slice and serve.

Notes:

  1. The original recipe called for more coffee and cocoa but I found that a little on the higher side. So I have reduced their quantities and increased the sugar content.
  2. Serve as is or dusted with castor sugar. You can even drizzle caramel sauce or chocolate sauce, depending on the taste.

Eggless Banana Bread                    

That's what I'm talkin about !
That’s what I’m talkin about !

I love tea and always need something to accompany it and not only that… something that accompanies it well. I had always been curious about baking breads—homemade, fresh and delicious ! It was time I decided to bake an easy and eggless banana bread. Two birds and one stone! Et voilà ! It turned out to be great and probably one of the best tea accompaniments I’ve had in a while.

Banana bread is a very popular tea-time bread- loaded with the gooey goodness of mashed bananas.

Got some bananas that are over-ripe? Well.. now you know what to do with them ! Try it and you won’t be disappointed !

Not much of a hassle.. just mix everything up and let it bake. And the only two chores left are—make a huge cup of tea and slice this beauty up !

Enjoy!

Ain't this a delight ?
Ain’t this a delight ?

Banana Bread Recipe-

Serves- 1 large loaf

Preparation Time- 15 minutes

Baking Time- 40-45 minutes

Baking Temperature- 175˚C

Ingredients-

1¾ cups all-purpose flour

⅔ cup brown sugar

2 tsp baking powder

½ tsp baking soda

¼ tsp salt

1¼ cup mashed bananas

4 tbsp milk (room temperature)

2 tbsp water

 

Method-

0. Preheat the oven to 175˚C. Prepare a large loaf pan by spraying it with non-stick cooking spray.

1. In a large bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix well.

2. Stir in the mashed bananas, water and milk. Mix with a stand or hand-held mixer for 2-3 minutes. Mix to combine.

3. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Bake just until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, around 40 minutes.

4. Cool completely and then remove from the baking pan. Slice it up and enjoy this delicious tea-time bread.

Notes-

1. You can add raisins, candied cherries, cranberries or chopped pecans/ walnuts. I used candied cherries and they worked great for me.

2. While using any kind of dry fruits, make sure that you toss them in 3-4 tablespoons of all-purpose flour. Then add them to the prepared batter. This will ensure that all the nutty goodness doesn’t sink to the bottom of your baking dish.

3. Since chocolate and banana are best of friends from the very beginning of time, you can even stir in some chocolate chips.