Mug Cakes and Valentine’s Giveaway {CLOSED}

Happy Valentine’s Day

It’s been a while since I’ve done a giveaway and what better way to celebrate today than sharing the love with one of you guys?

Valentine’s for me,is just another day, plus we (hubby and I) don’t particularly celebrate it and thus no expectations on each other.

However, I remember back in High School, this used to be the day Rachael and I would pin badges celebrating our single hood and independence. A declaration of self love which brings me to today’s giveaway. In life, we may find ourselves being too busy loving on others and forget to love on self. Even when the Bible highlights loving your neighbour as thyself, the gist being you need to love yourself so as to love others. 

So this Valentine’s, borrowing from that epic speech from Grey’s Anatomy and those three phrases that Meredith says to Derek,  purpose to pick me,choose me, love me.

One lucky reader, will get these mugs and all you have to do is leave a comment telling me how you’ve purposed to love on yourself this year. It could be taking care of yourself a little bit more, choosing to travel or learning to be comfortable in your own skin no matter what. Whatever the case as long as it’s geared towards self love.

mug-cake-leotunapikaStill in the theme of self love, do you ever crave cake and can’t be bothered to buy or bake a whole cake?

How about a cute mug cake? Perfect for one!

You’re in luck as I have 3 delicious mug cake recipes to choose from.

Chocolate Mug Cake

2 tablespoons butter

1 egg

2 tablespoons milk

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

3 tablespoons sugar

4 tablespoons all purpose flour

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

pinch of salt

Method.

In a microwave safe mug, melt the butter for 30 seconds.

Using a fork, beat in the egg.

Add the milk, vanilla essence and sugar and combine.

Then add the flour,cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.

Mix and until incorporated.

Set your microwave to the highest power, about 800-900W.

Microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds.

Remove with oven mitts and voila.

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Red Velvet Mug Cake

2 tablespoons butter

1 egg

2 tablespoons milk

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

3 tablespoons sugar

4 tablespoons all purpose flour

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon red food colour (P4R is best)

pinch of salt

Method.

In a microwave safe mug, melt the butter for 30 seconds.

Using a fork, beat in the egg.

Add the milk, vanilla essence and sugar and combine.

Then add the flour,cocoa powder, baking powder, red food colour and salt.

Mix and until incorporated.

Set your microwave to the highest power, about 800-900W.

Microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds.

Remove with oven mitts and voila.

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Birthday Mug Cake

2 tablespoons butter

1 egg

2 tablespoons milk

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

2 tablespoons sugar

4 tablespoons all purpose flour

1 tablespoon sprinkles

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Method.

In a microwave safe mug, melt the butter for 30 seconds.

Using a fork, beat in the egg.

Add the milk, vanilla essence and sugar and combine.

Then add the flour,sprinkles and baking powder.

Mix and until incorporated.

Set your microwave to the highest power, about 800-900W.

Microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds.

Remove with oven mitts and voila.

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Winner will be announced on Monday, 20th February.

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