Not quite as good looking as regular cakes… but they’re certainly very tasty! So I have uploaded some images of my first effort from the book, whilst my mug cake won’t win any WI prizes, I was pretty impressed with both the ease of making and the taste, we are mug cake converts in our household! I am impressed with this book, I have posted a recipe listing at the end but in short it would make for a great gift for teenagers and adults alike, owing to how easy and tasty the recipes are. Although do note one section is ‘happy hour’ and some cakes do have a couple of tablespoons of alcohol… so maybe not for younger readers. My wife who also loves to bake ‘regular cakes’ loves the convenience this book offers as well as the novelty, so it’s for baking purists too I believe. The book has 40 recipes with 10 recipes in each of the 4 main recipe sections: Classics Occasions Happy hour Treats and Puds Some of the sections are a bit of stretch – e.g. Almond and Berry Breakfast mug in ‘Occasions’? But all in all, section controversy aside, the book is filled with inspiring recipes and the majority of which have a very nice and colourful image to accompany them. It’s early days for us but our first mug cakes have been a taste success, just some have had ‘erupted’ whilst my wife’s cake was a little hard to get out of the mug. All in all though it’s a book we bought on a whim and I’m glad we did. I am now buying another as a gift for our 12 year old neighbour who is very keen on baking, with some recipes for her parents too! All in all very highly recommended. ================ RECIPE LIST ================ CLASSICS ======== Chocolate and Peanut Butter Carrot Cake Vanilla Cones Gingerbread Triple Chocolate Cake Chocolate Brownie Banana Bread Coffee and Walnut Blueberry Muffin Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Egg-Free Chocolate Cake OCCASIONS ========== Black Forest Cake Birthday Bonanza Strawberries and Cream Victoria Sponge Almond and Berry Breakfast Mug Lemon and Poppy Seed Drizzle Bramble Cake Honey Cake Rainbow Cake Halloween Ghost Red Velvet Cake Christmas Cake HAPPY HOUR ============ Pina Colada Coke Float Mocha Baileys on the rocks Guinness Cake White Russian Mojito TREATS AND PUDS ================ Salted Caramel and Chocolate Lamingtons Raspberry and Pistachio Rice Crispies Chocolate, Ginger and Pear Cake Chocolate Chip Cookie Rocky Road Chocolate Fudge Smores Chocolate and Caramel Popcorn Sundae Upside down Apple and Cinnamon Cake Lemon Curd Cheesecake