Acitalan15 5 min. 1 min.

This week I didn’t really feel like baking a batch of 24 cupcakes, and the thought of having a new set of cupcakes around didn’t sound very appealing. Don’t get me wrong, I love sweets and desserts, but I can only take so much in such a short time. I searched the internet for how to make a small batch of cupcakes and came across Kirbie’s Cravings mugcakes. They’re basically recipes for personal cakes that you can make in a mug! How awesome is that?! I realized that these would be really awesome for college students to make, or for anybody that is just craving a little something sweet. Plus, I wanted to eat a mini cake that was served in a cup, hence an actual cupcake! Kirbie’s Cravings had a variety of mugcakes to choose from, but because of my undying love for Oreos, I felt obligated to make the cookies and cream mug cake.

For this recipe you will need:

  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 3 tbsp whole milk
  • 4 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 Oreo cookies

-1/4 tsp vanilla extract (Note: I added this because I love vanilla extract and because Kirbie’s Cravings suggested it in one of the comments)

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Directions:

1. Combine white chocolate chips and milk in an oversized microwave-safe mug. Microwave for about 40 seconds. Mix with a small whisk (or fork) until the chocolate is completely melted

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2. Add flour, baking powder, oil, and vanilla extract and whisk until batter is smooth

3. Put Oreos in a ziploc bag and smash until small chunks of the cookies remain. Pour them into the batter and mix

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4. Cook in microwave for about 1 minute. Let the cake cool a few minutes before eating. Cake is best consumed while still warm

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Not going to lie, I was a little skeptical  about these mugcakes. I mean how good can a cake be if it’s microwaved in a cup? When I placed all the ingredients in the mug to microwave for the final minute, I had my doubts. How could this cupcake be entirely cooked in only a minute? Well to my surprise, when my microwave rang telling me that one minute was over, the cake was cooked! I put a toothpick in the center, just to make sure, and sure enough, the toothpick came out clean. I let the mugcake cool for a little and finally dug into that bad boy. The cupcake was a tad dry but still moist considering how it was made. It was lacking a little sugar, so maybe next time I’ll add more white chocolate chips (I’m assuming that was the ingredient that substituted the sugar).

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Overall, I’m pleasantly surprised with how this came out. I will definitely be trying out some of the other recipes that Kirbie’s Cravings has posted. While I feel like this specific recipe deserves about a 3.5 out 5, I would like to try some of her other mugcakes in order to give a final verdict over her recipes. If you’re just a tad bit curious about trying out these mugcakes, you definitely should give them a try. I mean, what could get much better than a cupcake that can be made in about 5 minutes?!

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(PS: look at the awesome mug my best friend made me for my birthday. It’s covered in Jennifer Lawrence quotes! Isn’t it awesome?!)