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Tokolate Mug Cakes

By Claire Smail

Sensational Saltrock Tokolate mug cake recipes

Thanks to Saltrock I am in heaven, Tokolate heaven to be exact!  Autumn has drawn out into winter and Christmas has passed us by.  When I saw Saltrock had brought out a range of handmade Tokolates and microwaveable mugs I thought to myself they would make the most amazing stocking fillers for my family and also the perfect presents for my most cake loving friends. 

The range of five different flavours of high quality, handcrafted in Cornwall chocolate, includes milk, caramel sea salt, honeycomb, orange and dark chocolate and raspberry.  They have all been made in partnership with the Kernow Chocolate company and importantly to me uses sustainably grown cocoa.

Whilst waiting for the tide to push and winds to hopefully drop a lot I decided to experiment with possible flavours of mug cakes so that I could include a recipe or two in each present.  After some experimentation my two most favourite recipes were the perfectly decadent milk chocolate and orange cake and chocolate caramel sea salt and caramelised apple mug cake.

You will need:
  • Microwavable mug - I have chosen Saltrock’s Shake A Boo –tea mug and Blush mug
  • A fork or small hand whisk.
  • A small mixing bowl to whisk the egg in and later make the ganache in.
  • Teaspoon and tablespoon for measuring the ingredients.

    Chocolate and orange mug cake

    Ingredients:

    30g of butter or one slice of about 1cm thick

    5 squares (I think this is about 45g) of orange and milk Tokocolate chocolate

    1 egg

    2 tbp caster sugar 

    4 tbsp SR flour

    ½ tsp baking powder

    For the ganache topping:

    You need one part chocolate to one and a half parts cream to make a ganache that will set, I have used the same of  each as I wanted to make a runny ‘sauce’ like ganache.

    4 square (25g)of orange and milk Tokocolate chocolate

    25g double cream

    How to make:

    Break the chocolate into chunks and place in the mug with the butter. Microwave for up to 40 seconds (check at 20 sec to see if the butter is already melted) and then stir with a spoon until the chocolate has fully melted into the butter. 

    Whilst you let the chocolate and butter mixture cool slightly, I whisked the egg lightly with a fork. Next stir the egg into the mug mixture, followed by the sugar and lastly the flour and baking powder.

    Once all the ingredients have combined to make a smooth batter you need to microwave it for about 1minute 30 on high. I always place a sheet of kitchen towel under the mug in the microwave just in case it overflows slightly.

    It should rise within the mug and when you take it out you need to let it cool for a minute. In this time, I like to grab another small microwavable container and make up a quick chocolate ganache with some of the remaining chocolate. I put the cream into the microwaveable container and heated for about 15 sec (just to heat the cream). I then put my remaining four blocks of chocolate (which was about 25g) into the heated cream to melt and stir. I did find because it is such a small amount of cream I did need to sit the container in a bowl filled with boiling water so it did not cool too quickly. Once the chocolate melts you have your ganache.

    The ganache is great to pour onto the top of your mug cake as a sauce or if you are more patient than me and add twice as much chocolate you can let it cool and you can then decorate you mug cake with a thick swirl of ganache on top.  Either way tastes just as good!

    Caramel sea salt and apple mug cake

    Ingredients:

    30g of butter or one slice of about 1cm thick

    3 squares of Caramel Sea Salt and milk Tokocolate chocolate

    1 egg

     1 tbsp stewed apple

    2 tbp caster sugar 

    4 tbsp SR flour

    ½ tsp baking powder

    How to make:

    This mug cake recipe is very similar to the Chocolate Orange mug cake above, the only slight changes are…

    Put the butter in your mug and microwave for 20 seconds and then stir with a spoon until fully melted. 

    Add to the mug and mix in the egg, stewed apple, sugar, flour and baking powder until all are combined into a smooth batter. Lastly cut up the chocolate into chunks and mix in.

    Place the mug in the microwave on a sheet of kitchen paper and microwave for about 1 minute 40 on high.

    Take it out and cool for a minute.  To top this mug cake off I like to sometimes add a drizzle of caramel sauce or even another spoonful of stewed apple, more chunks of Caramel Sea Salt chocolate and sometimes even a dollop of clotted cream…this is my particular favourite after a wintery surf!