The cake in a cup has been done countless times before (and I love it) but the idea of having two separate flavours separate, but together, in one mug was too good an idea to not do.
I chose to have a peanut butter layer at the bottom and then a coffee layer at the top. I chose these seemingly bizarre flavours both because I was feeling a bit edgy and because I am seriously running out of ingredients - our fridge is looking pretty barren with only the carcasses of out-of-date yoghurts lurking deep within.
Having said this, the cake was pretty fab. Substitute whatever you like. Here is how you do it!
- Double Cream (a couple of tablespoons)
- Self Raising Flour (3.5ish tablespoons)
- Caster Sugar (3 tablespoons)
- 1 Egg
- Instant Coffee Granules
- Peanut Butter
Add the flour, cream and sugar together in your cup. Mix well with a fork. Add the egg. Mix like mad for a good thirty seconds. It should be creamy and quite sweet. When you lift the fork out it should have the consistency of a thick custard. We do not want too much flour.
Do not add the peanut butter or coffee (or whatever you are using) at this stage.
Decant about half of the mix into another mug and now add a good spoon of peanut butter and stir it in. Add the coffee to the other mug.
I popped another knob of peanut butter on top for good measure.
Chuck it in the microwave for about a minute - keep an eye on it! Enjoy!