Monday, 27 March 2017

Super Milk Matcha Mug Cakes


easy matcha mug cake




Mug cakes are by far one of my guiltiest pleasures in life. With little to no effort required, I can have a warm, gooey sweet treat in less than five minutes, without even having to switch the oven on! We all know how much I love tea, and when I get an opportunity to put tea in a cake, I’m not going to pass it up! With Teaologists Matcha green tea powder for baking in hand, I was ready to get my microwaving on!

Having a sweet tooth usually leaves me feeling somewhat guilty after indulging it. Baking with a high-quality matcha not only satisfies my cake cravings, but it feels healthier than making an after eight mug cake! Matcha is jam packed full of antioxidants, proven to calm you down, boosts memory and energy levels as well as strengthening your immune system and increasing calories burnt. Can you get all those benefits from a cake? I’m going to tell myself, yes!


easy matcha mug cake


To really give my matcha mug cake a boost, I also added some Hotel Chocolat super milk buttons, chopped up. These lil beauties are fabulous if you’re looking to get that chocolate fix with maximum flavour and minimum sugar. These milk chocolate buttons actually contain 65% cocoa and only 20% sugar. (For comparison, normal milk chocolate buttons are only 30% cocoa and a whopping 50% sugar!). Cocoa is much more expensive than sugar, so the cheaper the chocolate, the less chocolate there actually is in it! It’ll mostly be sugar! Boo! Evil!


easy matcha mug cake


So now that I’ve pretty much got you convinced these mug cakes are pretty good for you (everything in moderation folks!) and you're salivating all over your device, let’s get cooking!

Super Milk and Matcha Mug Cakes

4 tbsp plain flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking matcha powder
1/2 tsp white sugar
4 tbsp semi skimmed milk
2-3 chopped super milk buttons


easy matcha mug cake


Combine all the ingredients in a microwave safe mug, whisking until smooth and the batter ribbons off the end of the whisk. With your microwave on full power, microwave your matcha mug cake for 1 minute, then let it stand for a couple of minutes before digging in!

These smell amazing and taste so good! The super milk buttons are so rich, and a strong chocolate with matcha just goes really well! It instantly satisfies any and all cravings whilst feeling indulgent but not so naughty! 


easy matcha mug cake


What’s your favourite kind of mug cake?

Until next time, 





Matcha baking powder was kindly provided by Teaologists. All thoughts and opinions are 110% my own. For more information, see my disclaimer policy here.

26 comments:

  1. I need to make this for my husband, think he'd love it x

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  2. I love a good mug cake, these sound so good xx

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    1. My fave guilty pleasure!

      Sarah :)

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  3. I love making mug cakes, you are right such a good guilty pleasure and I love the inclusion of Matcha, something my taste buds are yet to like x

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    1. Keep trying it, you will love it I'm sure!

      Sarah :)

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  4. This looks so yummy! I need to try it xx

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  5. I've actually never tried a mug cake! This sounds great without being too bad for you xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. Oh you're missing out! They're so easy!

      Sarah :)

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  6. These look delicious, must give them a go!

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    1. You must! Each bite is amazing!

      Sarah :)

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  7. These mug cake recipes always look so good! If only i liked Matcha haha! Great post none the less xx

    http://www.styleandsplurging.net

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    1. Love me some macha! So tasty and good for you!

      Sarah :)

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  8. I wish I liked Matcha because this looks delish! x

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    1. Try a few different varieties, I've found they all taste different!

      Sarah :)

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  9. Oh yum! I really like matcha and must give this a try. Xx

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  10. It sounds so good! Gotta love cake that does great things for your body but tastes as good at the same time! X

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    1. Best of both worlds in one mug!

      Sarah :)

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  11. This sounds so good and easy to use too xxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

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    1. It's amazing and so easy!

      Sarah :)

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  12. Ooh I've never heard of those Super Milk buttons before, but they sound fab! I love that Hotel Chocolat have found a way to still make a sweet, creamy treat without compromising on quality x

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    1. Try them! You will love them I'm sure!

      Sarah :)

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  13. Ohhh this sounds really intriguing... I don't have a microwave so no mug cakes for me haha

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