5 minute ginger cake

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5 minute ginger cake

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Ginger cake after just 5 minutes
Servings:Servings: 2 - Makes 1 'mug-sized' ginger sponge-cake
Calories per serving:384
Ready in:7 minutes
Prep. time:2 minutes
Cook time:5 minutes
Recipe author:Chef
First published:6th December 2013

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This recipe means you can make a ginger sponge-cake, from scratch in 5 minutes. It was recommend to me by Annabelle and Jackie, (in)famous by Xerox association.

This recipe begs to join beer-can chicken in it's own category, Wacky recipes!


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  1. Add all of the dry ingredients and mix well, you can do this in the mug, though it's probably easier to mix in a bowl
  2. Add the beaten egg, milk and oil and mix well
  3. Add the ginger and vanilla extract and mix well
  4. Pour into a mug and microwave for 3 minutes on full power (1000 watt microwave)
  5. Allow to cool a little - microwaved food can get dangerously hot!

Serving suggestions

Eat directly from the mug with a spoon or tip it out on to a plate if you're posh!

Chef's note

This was delicious, if not a little too sweet for my taste. I would try with a little less sugar next time.

Using a bowl rather than a mug, makes the clean-up process a little easier even if the overall effect is not quite as dramatic!

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