- One made from scratch
- One made from Dr. Oetker Mug Cake instant powder
Please try a bit of each one and comment on the appearance, texture and flavour. Which one do you like more? Would you make mug cake?
I am a lot more aware of preservatives and additives in boxed mixes and how that can effect the taste. However, in previous taste tests, they have sometimes been hard to detect (it depends on the mix). I think that this mix will be less forgiving because it only calls for the addition of milk (no eggs). The homemade version calls for eggs, milk and vanilla so I think the texture and taste will be better overall due to these fresh ingredients.
But who knows? It’s a mug cake! What will they think of next?
Thank you everyone for submitting your comments. Here is the reveal:
Cake A: From a mix
Cake B: From scratch
There were mixed reviews with both the instant and homemade mug cakes. The instant one was too dry and the homemade one wasn’t sweet enough. However, neither of these mug cakes were runny in the middle. And even as a regular chocolate cake, they both didn’t look appealing.
But people were floored by the amount of calories in one mug cake – 420 calories! If I’m going to treat myself to something that has that many calories, it had better be worth it.
When it comes to dessert, it really should be a treat. Neither of these mug cakes looked appealing and there were issues with texture and taste. Why settle for a mug cake that has challenges with texture and taste (and also looks totally ghetto)?
Treat yourself right and take the time to measure out the ingredients, grab a muffin tin and bake some nice lava cakes in the oven (it takes less than 30 minutes). Or if you prefer, just go out and get yourself a really nice piece of cake. There are so many better options such as going to your local grocery store and buying a single piece or buying a box of frozen desserts that come individually wrapped.
As for a microwavable cake in a mug: I’d reserve this method in case of emergencies (i.e your oven is broken or you have a serious (and I mean serious) chocolate cake craving). Or if you feel like demonstrating it for the fun/novelty factor.