Gluten-free mochi mug cakes

When you're craving dessert and want something fast, microwaveable mug cakes are your answer.

They're perfectly portioned (read: it's just for you!), and they take less than five minutes to whip up, making them possibly the fastest sweet treat to put together.

After hundreds of iterations, foodies have created a new version that's making its rounds on the interwebs.

Enter mochi mug cakes - dense, moist and flavour-packed bites that are super satisfying.

  • MOCHI MUG CAKES

  • Ingredients¬†

    2 tbsp glutinous rice flour
    1 tbsp sugar
    1 tsp cocoa or matcha powder (you can also use spices and instant coffee)
    1/8 tsp baking powder
    2 tbsp milk (or non-dairy alternatives like soya, coconut and nut milks)

  • Method

    Combine the dry ingredients in the mug, then add the milk and stir well. Pop the cup in the oven for one minute and 15 seconds, then pull it out and leave to cool for a minute. Be careful, it'll be hot!

If you're already a fan of chewy mochi buns and sweets, you'll love these too.

These addictive morsels don't just stand out for their unique texture, but also for the claim that they're gluten-free as well.

They're made with glutinous rice flour, but "glutinous" in this case, refers to the rice's sticky and stretchy properties.

Like other forms of rice, it does not, in fact, contain gluten.

However, you'd need to watch out for other ingredients if you're tweaking this basic recipe.

Gluten may be present in certain cocoa products, coffee powders, ground spices or non-dairy alternatives, but you can check the packaging or call the manufacturer to be sure.

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