Cake in a Cup from Norway is brought to you by The Wellness Store. It is so simple to make that my two year old could do it with minimal help. The packet boasted to be free of Sugar, Gluten, Wheat and Egg. Not to mention it is Low in Calorie and Carbs. I wouldn’t mind a more-than-occasional cake indulgence after my meals if it really does take only but a minute to make! Well, two minutes really. One for stirring in the contents and Two for allowing your microwave to work its magic.
The first thought that came to mind when I heard about Cake in a Cup was, “This would make a great mother-and-child activity!” I gathered all the necessary equipment for the action and all we needed were just these few items:
1 Beaker with 50ml of water
I brought out a mug for Ewan to stir in the cake mix. I cannot risk a broken Narumi teacup from an overly enthusiastic boy who is still working on his fine motor skills. Besides, a mug is deeper and makes stirring a lot easier. Now look at the powder strewn all over the table with his attempt to empty the sachet. So trust me. Get the mug ready.
HOW TO MAKE
Step 1 Tip the Sachet into the Mug
Step 2 Add 50ml of Water
Step 3 Mix Well
Step 4 Pour it into a Teacup (for plating purposes)
Step 5 Put it into the Microwave for 60 seconds on High
Step 6 Enjoy the Cake your Child Made for You!
I was skeptical at first. How good can a one minute cake taste? It is just a fun activity between mother and child and the taste will probably leave no impression whatsoever. To Ewan’s dismay, I enjoyed every bit of it. In fact, we were fighting to finish this pretty awesome Cake in a Cup which rounded the session up in tears. He cried because I ate more than he did *haha*
It was moist, fluffy and without a doubt a dark chocolate cake. There was no lie in it. I could already smell the aroma of cocoa enveloping my kitchen while the oven was ticking. As we watched through the glass, we saw the cake rising over the rim! It was an exciting experience for Ewan to see it happen within seconds. While we waited, my heart pounded.
“Please Pleeassse do not let the cake overflow, break, burn or harden!”
It didn’t! It came out as if we were expert bakers! Woo Hoo!
This is heaven-sent for a non-cook like me. Or even for the good cooks who are racing against time for a home dinner party. I can now whip up individually served chocolate cakes in pretty cups for my guests without having to spend half a day’s preparation on them. The more I think about it, the more eager I am to make more of these! With improvisation of course.
– Add some berries, chopped nuts or sugar-free chocolate
– Use coffee instead of some of the water for a mocha cake, or try using milk
– For more flavours, add some orange or mint essence
– Serve as a delicious dessert with ice cream, whipped cream or creme fraiche
– Reduce the cooking time by 10 seconds for a fudgy molten chocolate centre
After becoming mommy, reading the ingredient list is probably one of the mandatory checks for new brands on the shelf. So here’s sharing with you the contents of a Sukrin Dark Chocolate sachet: Flour (Sesame, corn), natural sweetener (erythritol), fibre (resistant corn starch, chicory), fat powder (coconut, glucose, milk protein, stabiliser: triphosphate, anti-caking agent: dicalcium phosphate), pea protein, cocoa, modified starch, raising agent (bicarbonate, diphosphate), salt, emulsifier: mono- and diglycerides, sweetener: sucralose, aroma.
Remember I mentioned that it is free of sugar? The sugar substitute is Sukrin, a natural sugar replacement made from the polyol erythritol, found naturally in fruits such as melons and pears. Erythritol is created by a natural fermentation process and there are no artificial additives in Sukrin. Read more about Sukrin here.
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TRUE OR FALSE? Cake in a Cup is a sensational treat from Norway that is ready in your favourite cup or mug in just 2 minutes! Free from egg, wheat, gluten and sugar. Just add water, mix well & microwave!
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