A cup of coffee cake

I am living in days where having food (in any form) made in the fastest way is really the way to go! and thats how I discovered how to make a “cup” of coffee cake in the microwave in UNDER 5 mins … now isn’t that perfect for afternoon tea OR if you are a mum of a wriggly almost 5 mos old! 🙂 I used an egg in this recipe, but you can opt out of it … the smell of egg slightly lingered but when I topped the cake with some ice-cream it wasn’t noticeable. Hope you enjoy this!

This recipe is for two mugs



    1 tbsp Butter –
    2 tbsps Sugar –
    1 (for two mugs) Egg –
    2 tbsps Sour cream –
    a few drops Vanilla –
    1/4 cup Flour –
    1/8 tsp Baking Powder –
    Crumb Topping :
    1 tbsp Butter –
    2 tbsps Flour –
    1 tbsp Brown Sugar –
    2 tsps Cinnamon –


    1. Grab two mugs! The smaller it is the more the cake overflows and looks all pretty, if you are like us, and have slightly bigger mugs, you won’t see the effect of how much it can rise! 🙂
    2. Begin by softening the butter in the mugs for about 10-15secs, make sure you don’t melt it. Next stir in 2 tbsps of sugar until its fluffy and creamy – it doesn’t take long probably 30 seconds
    3. If you are going with the egg, stir it up in a ramekin and divide it between the two mugs. If you are not using the egg, then go to the next step
    4. Add 2 tbsps of sour cream, and a few drops of vanilla (don’t pour lots!). Stir in the 1/4 cup of flour and 1/8 tsp baking powder and mix it all up. You should now have a cake batter type consistency
    5. For the crumb topping!: Mix 1 tbsp of butter, 2 tbsps flour, 1 tbsp brown sugar and 1 tsp of cinamon. Smoosh it together with your fingers to form lumps. Add this crumb topping mixture to your cup
    6. In the microwave it goes for a minute first, then do 10 or 20 seconds extra and that’s it. It will be hot, so don’t get super excited and dig into it like K did 🙂


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