Microwave mug cake is the dessert that has been going around the food blog world for a little while. I am sure you have heard about it already. But if you haven’t, it is an individual cake that is cooked in the microwave in a mug. I am always curious about it. Who doesn’t want a fast-cooking cake for dessert?
The other day, I ran into this mug cake recipe. Surprisingly, this recipe do not need flour or cake mix. It is only oreo cookies, milk, and baking powder. How is it possible? Making a cake without flour? Anyway, I immediately ran to the supermarket and got the oreo. That night, I spent 10 minutes and made the dessert. The cake rose and the milk evaporated. Magically, the cake is formed and done. It tasted like a rich and chocolatey warm bread pudding. With a scoop of cold vanilla ice cream, it was a very comforting dessert! Bryan and I both really enjoyed it. I know you are probably feeling uncertain about the recipe now. I urge you to try it and you will be surprised with the result!
5-Ingredient Oreo Microwave Cake (Adapted from Mix and Stir)
1 large mug or 2 small mugs
– 9 pairs Oreo cookies (with the cream)
– ½ teaspoon baking power
– ½ cup milk
– 1½ teaspoon sugar
– Vanilla ice cream
- Lightly grease the inside of the microwave safe mug(s) with vegetable oil or non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a food processor, process the oreo cookies (whole cookies with cream) into about ¼-inch pieces.
- Transfer the cookie pieces into a medium bowl. Stir in the baking powder. Add milk and mix until combined. Pour the batter into the mug(s). Microwave for 1 minute 45 seconds for small mugs or 2 minutes for large mug.
- Carefully remove the mug(s) from microwave and let cool for 10 minutes. Top with ice cream and serve.
- If you don’t have a food processor, put cookies in a large Ziploc bag. Crush the cookies with a rolling pin.
- If you don’t like your dessert too sweet, you can skip the sugar all together.
- The cake rises in the microwave, so make sure to use a mug that is big enough and have some extra spaces.
- This dessert is too much for 1 person. It is just right for 2 people to share.