FOR THE MUGCAKE
1 tbsp butter
1 large free-range egg
½ tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp sugar
25g (1oz) plain fl our
1 tsp baking powder
1-2 tbsp pink sugared almonds, crushed
1 Lightly grease a large microwaveable mug.
2 Beat together all the ingredients, except the sugared almonds until just smooth. Gently stir in the sugared almonds.
3 Pour the mixture into the mug, leaving plenty of room for rising – the cake will nearly double in height in the microwave.
4 Microwave the mug on high for 75-90 seconds, until risen and cooked through.
TIP Microwave cooking times vary widely so the cake needs to be watched all the time as it cooks. Depending on your microwave it could be ready in 60 seconds or it could take 2 minutes.