There are so many microwave mug cakes out there so it's hard to find one that get it just right - so after a lot of "research" (i.e. trial and delicious error) I have found one that is just right for me.
I am much more of a fan of vanilla/yellow cakes rather than full on chocolate cakes but I like a bit of a chocolate hit so I added chocolate chips to this recipe :)
To make it slightly on the "lighter" side, this recipe uses sweetner, no-fat milk and wholemeal flour but equal quantities of their regular counterparts will work perfectly too.
This recipe will give you a moist cake that isn't too dense but it's like a warm pudding cake texture, which (for me at least!) is delicious. Let's face it - it's a 2min microwave dessert so you probably won't get the perfect light airy sponge texture...if you want that..well, bake a cake!
Mix together all the dry ingredients (including the salt) in a large mug.
Add the egg, vanilla, oil and milk. Mix well, ensuring you get all the pockets of flour that can form in the base of the mug.
Mix in the chocolate chips.
Bake in the microwave for around 2 min 30 sec - 3 min. All microwaves vary but I have found that cooking time is usually anywhere between 1:40-3:00; just keep an eye on it. (NOTE: The cake will rise over the rim of the mug so use the largest mug you have or a small bowl or ramekin. It may overflow so place a microwave-safe plate under the mug to catch any spills.)
Tip the warm cake out of the mug and onto a saucer or simply enjoy it in the mug!
(optional) Add your favourite toppings - melted chocolate, ice-cream, sprinkles, chocolate sauce, marshmallows, nuts...anything you like, or simply enjoy it on it's own!