Ok, so they’re not really new. But Mushroom loves to bake and I tend to eat more than my share of the results so we’ve not done much baking recently.

When I was looking online for a recipe that would give us smaller portions, I came across a few for microwave cakes that can be made in a cup. I wasn’t sure about using the microwave but thought it would be worth a try, and knew Mushroom would appreciate the novelty!

If you’d like to try it for yourself, just follow the steps below:

You will need:

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One table spoon of each: Self-raising flour, honey or chocolate spread (we used a teaspoon of each), one egg (missing from the photo!) and half a banana (or fruit of your choice. We’ve since made cakes with strawberries and blueberries)


Mix together in a cup (preferably a mug as it will rise to about three times the height of the mixture!

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Pop in the microwave for 2 mins (max – keep an eye on it!)

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If you want to be a bit fancy you could also put them in ramekins… but we like the fun factor of eating out of a cup!

The result was a little dry but not too awful, considering it’s a microwave cake! It was better than I expected and makes for a quick and tasty treat if you’re stuck for a last minute dessert idea. Mushroom and I liked ours with custard, which helps to combat the dryness a little.

If you try making microwave cup-cakes, do let us know how they turn out!