Knowing how to make oreo mug cake is a simple skill, but it’s definitely a valuable one – it’s a quick, easy, and tasty dessert that I love to make when there are only a few people to share a little cake. I love to do it at the end of a movie date night – tucking into a warm cake together is really tasty!
What is oreo mug cake?
Oreo mug cake is precisely what it sounds like – it’s a type of mug cake that has plenty of pieces of oreo running through it. The thing that makes it different from other mug cakes is that it only has two ingredients!
The ingredients in an oreo mug cake are simply Oreos and milk. You squash them together into a thick paste, and then as the mixture heats up, the oreo soaks up the milk, leading to a moist, dense cake. It’s really luxurious and so simple to make!
A normal mug cake is basically just a normal cake that’s made on a tiny scale. Instead of making a large cake and taking slices out of it, you make a small, regular cake within a mug, microwaving it rather than putting it into the oven and baking it.
This makes for a sponge that’s really moist and tender, without being too rich or gooey. Instead, the cake is hot and steamy throughout, making for an amazing cake to serve with ice cream.
Ingredients you’ll need
There are only two ingredients that you’ll need for this recipe:
- 4 oreo cookies
- ¼ cup whole milk
No, really, that’s it! I was surprised too, but when you consider that this makes a single portion and that the oreo mixture gets quite dense during cooking, it’s a perfect size.
The type of Oreo that I would recommend for this recipe is the standard, normal Oreos. The reason for this is that they have the right amount of cookies and cream to make a cake that has a tender, rich texture. If you use double-stuff cookies, for example, then you might end up with a cake that’s a little too moist, and less enjoyable.
I also recommend full-fat dairy milk here because the richness and sweetness of the dairy milk just make everything work well. It all interplays very nicely, with the rich milk and the slightly bitter cookies coming together into a tasty cake.
You could use a plant-based alternative for the milk if you’d like to make the recipe vegan. If you’re going to do that, I would suggest full-fat soy milk. The reason is that soy milk reacts to cooking very similarly to dairy milk, so you’ll achieve the same end result in the cake. Realistically, though, you can use nearly any kind of milk that you prefer.
Step-by-step of how to make oreo mug cake
Here’s a step-by-step process of how to make the most delicious oreo mug cake!
Place the cookies and the milk together in a mug that can go in the microwave. Once they’re in the mug together, crush them together into a thick paste. The best way to do this is to use a fork, as the points will crush the cookies quite easily.
Mix the mixture until it’s thick and just a little chunky – don’t get rid of all the oreo chunks. Chunky bits of oreo will add a little texture to your cake.
Microwave the cookie mixture for one to one and a half minutes on full power. It should be set, but still, tender when you get it out of the microwave. Don’t be afraid to zap it for another ten seconds – it may need it.
Allow the mug cake to stand for two minutes before serving. It will be very, very hot in the middle when you first serve it, so allowing a little time is wise.
How to store oreo mug cake
The best, easiest way to store oreo mug cake in your home is to allow it to get totally cool on the kitchen counter, and then move it into the fridge. Once it’s in the fridge, it will store, uncovered, for about a day. Cover it with some cling film to store it for two or three days.
Tips for making the best oreo mug cake
To make the best oreo mug cake, there are a few things you could do.
The first suggestion that I would make is to look out for some oreo cookies that have additionally flavored cream in them. They can be super tasty!
Personally, I really like the oreo cookies that have raspberry cream as well as vanilla cream, but the choice is yours.
You could make this into a slightly more autumnal dish by adding in some sugar and baking spices. For example, you could add in a little bit more milk, along with some brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix this all up, and it will taste a little more autumnal, bringing a tasty, easy meal right into your hands.
What is mug cake made of?
A regular mug cake is made of the same ingredients that a large mug cake is made from – eggs, flour, sugar, butter, and milk. However, this oreo mug cake is a bit special: it only contains two ingredients!
Can you microwave an oreo?
Yes, you can microwave an oreo. To do this, use a microwave-safe plate, and place them in the microwave for thirty seconds. After they’ve warmed up, you should notice that the cookie will be a little softer, and the cream will be rich, soft, and warm. It’s a really luxurious experience!
How do you make Oreos not stale?
When something becomes stale, it’s usually absorbed a little bit of water, making the cookie softer, and a bit less tasty. To remove the water, you could use the same trick as when you dropped your phone in a puddle.
Place the oreo cookies within a bed of rice, and the rice should draw the moisture out of the cookies, making them nice and crispy once again.
How To Make Oreo Mug Cake (2-Ingredient Recipe)
- 4 oreo cookies
- 1/4 cup whole milk
- Place the cookies and the milk together in a mug that can go in the microwave. Once they’re in the mug together, crush them together into a thick paste. The best way to do this is to use a fork, as the points will crush the cookies quite easily.
- Mix the mixture until it’s thick and just a little chunky – don’t get rid of all the oreo chunks. Chunky bits of oreo will add a little texture to your cake.
- Microwave the cookie mixture for one to one and a half minutes on full power. It should be set, but still, tender when you get it out of the microwave. Don’t be afraid to zap it for another ten seconds if you need to.
- Allow the mug cake to stand for two minutes before serving. It will be very, very hot in the middle when you first serve it, so give it a little timeto cool down.
Wrapping it up!
Oreo mug cakes are so insanely yummy, and I hope you give this recipe a go in your home! It can be a little tricky to perfect, so I would recommend giving it a few tries, and changing the amount of milk to find the right texture for you.