Mum’s treat – banana caramel pudding for one

melbournemummy's banana pudding

melbournemummy’s banana pudding

This will be my last Mum’s treat cup-cake for a little while.

I’ve been dealing with sciatica (pinched nerve) for a couple of weeks now, which my doctor and physio believe is likely to stay for the remainder of my pregnancy, and I’m worried about putting on too much weight due to my physical activity being so restricted.

So, warm gooey cup-cakes are on the way out – along with chocolate, sugary tea, Tim Tams, honey crumpets…sob.

What’s a girl to do?

For those of you who aren’t watching your calorie intake, grab a mug!

You’ll need:

1 1/2 tbs milk

1 1/2 tsp butter

1 1/2 tbs castor sugar

3 tbs self raising flour

1 tbs mashed banana

1 pinch cinnamon

1 tbs brown sugar

3 tbs hot water

Place butter and milk in your mug and microwave for 30 seconds. Mix in castor sugar, flour, banana and cinnamon. Sprinkle brown sugar over the batter and gently top with the hot water. Microwave for 60-75 seconds on high until the top looks spongey but moist and the sides look saucey. Let stand for 1-2 minutes.

Serve with cream or ice-cream.

Ah, cup-cakes, I’m going to miss you.

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Mum’s treat – moist butterscotch pudding for one

I can’t get enough of these microwave mug cakes at the moment, which isn’t ideal because my plan to walk everyday went out the window last week when I pinched a nerve ┬áin my back, but on these cold Winter evenings nothing is more comforting than curling up on the couch with a warm cup of cake!

Here is my latest offering – a deliciously moist and caramely butterscotch pudding that’s ready in under five minutes.

You’ll need:

1 large mug

1 1/2 tbs milk

2 tsp butter

2 tbs brown sugar

1 tsp honey

3 tbs self-raising flour

1/4 tsp cinnamon

2 1/2 tbs hot water

Microwave milk and butter in mug for about 30 seconds or until butter is mostly melted. Add half the brown sugar and microwave again for about 15 seconds then stir until the sugar has dissolved. Mix in the honey and self raising flour until the batter is smooth. Sprinkle the remaining brown sugar and cinnamon over the batter then gently pour the hot water on top.

Microwave on high for 60-75 seconds until spongey on top and saucy underneath, then stand for 1-2 minutes.

Serve with a dollop of cream or ice-cream.

You can thank me later.

Mum’s treat – self saucing chocolate pudding for one

Little Chop’s asleep, hubby’s away, Masterchef is on and this Mama’s got a craving for chocolate pudding!

For my single serve choccy pud, you’ll need:

1 large mug

1 1/2 tbs milk

2 tsp butter

1 tbs castor sugar

2 1/2 tbs self raising flour

1/2 tbs cocoa powder

1 tbs brown sugar

2 1/2 tbs boiling water

Place the butter and milk in the mug and microwave for 30 seconds or until butter is mostly melted. Stir in the castor sugar, self raising flour and half the cocoa powder. Sprinkle the remaining cocoa powder and the brown sugar over the top of the batter. Gently pour over the boiling water. Microwave on high for 1 minute, then let stand for 1 minute. Top with thick cream or ice-cream and devour.

*You can add a pinch of nutmeg or cinnamon, or 1/4 tsp of instant coffee if you like to spice things up.

Go on, you know you want one!