Got a craving for cake?
If you can’t wait 30 minutes to bake your own delicious sugar-free cake in the oven, we’ve got the next best thing. Single serve, sugar-free* cakes that can be whipped up in two minutes!
Also known as mug cakes, these “muggins” (muffin in a mug) just need a few ingredients and a microwave to give you fluffy, moist results. Here’s how to make them.
1. French toast in a mug.
This hack comes from our go-to brekkie guide, the I Quit Sugar: Healthy Breakfast Cookbook.
In a mug, whisk together an egg, a pinch of cinnamon and two tablespoons of milk. Slice a piece of sourdough into cubes and push down into the mix until the bread is soaked.
Microwave for 1 minute and then at 10 second intervals until cooked through. The effect is somewhere between French toast and bread pudding – and entirely delicious.
2. Chocolate cake muggin.
If you’re after something a little more decadent, what about a (fructose-free) chocolate cake?
This one is rich, moist and sinfully chocolatey – all things a chocolate cake should be, without the fuss.
Is there anything peanut butter can’t do? (Check out our two-ingredient peanut butter cookies for proof.)
To make this muggin, simply mix together three tablespoons of natural peanut butter, an egg and a teaspoon of rice malt syrup. Microwave for one minute and behold its spongy magic!
4. Strawberry Cheesecake Muggin.
Strawberries, pistachios and ricotta all impart a delicate flavour that is more than worthy of your breakfast table. Find the recipe at the link below.
5. ANZAC biscuit in a mug.
ANZAC biscuits are naturally egg-free, so this is good one if you have intolerances. (And if you buy gluten-free oats, it’s gluten-free, too!)
Mix a tablespoon of melted butter and a teaspoon of rice malt syrup in a mug. Add ⅓ cup of quick oats, a dash of hot water and a pinch of baking powder and stir to combine. Then, microwave for 90 seconds – tada!
* Some of these recipes contain a small amount of rice malt syrup (a blend of glucose and maltose). We recommend enjoying these treats on special occasions and sticking to a small portion size, or cutting down on the sweetener they contain even further, if you like.