Lemon curd mug cake

    5 min

    A mug cake baked in the microwave, then drenched in lemon glaze. Deliciously tangy!


    Uusimaa, Finland
    20 people made this

    Serves: 1 

    • 2 tablespoons melted butter or rapeseed oil
    • 1 tablespoon milk
    • 1 small egg
    • 4 tablespoons plain flour
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 tiny pinch salt
    • 3 rounded teaspoons lemon curd

    Prep:3min  ›  Cook:2min  ›  Ready in:5min 

    1. In a mug, using a fork whisk together the fat, milk and egg. Mix in the dry ingredients till well combined and there are no lumps. Stir in 1 rounded teaspoon of lemon curd.
    2. On a high heat (800w) bake in the microwave for 1 minute and 40 seconds till firm to the touch. Stop the baking for a second or two if it starts to overflow, then restart.
    3. In a small cup, mix together the remaining lemon curd and 2 teaspoons hot water till smooth. Pour the glaze over the still warm cake.
    4. Enjoy!

    Cook's notes

    Use a largish mug with straight sides. You could pick the cake a few times with a fork before pouring the glaze over. You can also add 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla sugar to the mixture for a hint of vanilla flavour.

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