I started to cook when my family moved to the US, leaving me alone to fend for myself. In order to survive, I went online to study recipes and watch cooking videos. I’ve learned to make basic dishes like stew and fried grub, but I’ve always wanted to make desserts. My hopes were dashed when I realized how hard baking is. It’s a science, after all. Even the deceptively simple no-bake mug cakes are hard.
A few weeks ago, I discovered a new product that takes the hassle out of making mug cakes. Maya’s Happy Mugs come in an easy to prepare recipe, where all you literally have to do is mix the powder and pop it in the microwave. After a minute and a half, you have a pillowy-soft cake that smells freshly-baked.
Maya’s Happy Mugs come in Chocolate and Caramel, and even have special sauces. You’re free to add in your own toppings to make it your own. When I made the Chocolate mug cake, I added a heaping portion of chocolate chips, which melted when I microwaved it. It was heavenly. I tried the Caramel with just whipped cream, and I enjoyed the chiffon-like consistency of the treat.
Apart from mug cakes, Maya also has other sweet treats that are easy to make. They have the iconic pancake mix, which come in Quick ‘n Easy, Fluffy ‘n Tasty, chocolate, and whole wheat mix. There are cakes, too, like carrot (in whole wheat), butter, banana, and red velvet. You can also make chocolate crinkles and champorado!
I always feel like an accomplished pastry chef whenever I make Maya’s mug cakes, and I’m looking forward to actually baking with the brand’s other mixes. I’ll post about them here when I do get around to making them!
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