Because I'm a grumpy chef, my kids tend to look for easy recipes that might quell the hunger pangs that befall them at odd hours when I'm absolutely not going to make anything. So when my youngest child stumbled across a two-ingredient Oreo mug cake recipe, I was more than excited for her to try it — in part so she could be busy with something that kept her inside on a hot summer day. Best of all, this mug cake is ridiculously easy to make and only requires 90 seconds in the microwave.
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Oreo Mug Cake Recipe
- Mash up four Oreos in a mug
- Add 1/4 cup of milk
- Microwave for 90-120 seconds
- Add a fifth Oreo on top (if you're feeling fancy)
Could this be easier? No, no it could not.
What Is Oreo Mug Cake?
The two ingredients needed to make this mug cake are Oreo cookies and milk. It could be argued that Oreos are many ingredients and that this isn't really a two-ingredient mug cake. But anyone considering this will already be tired of that argument, and will probably have made the thing before you've finished arguing your case.
Is Oreo Mug Cake Good?
Well, it depends on your expectations. Does it taste like cake? Not really. It tends to be a bit rubbery and more like something you'd pull out of an Easy Bake oven. Does it taste like Oreo cookies? Pretty much, but with a bit less flavor. It turns out that once you mash them up, they're not as chocolatey as the cookies and not as creamy as the filling, but somewhere in between. Do kids like this, especially if they've made it themselves and feel very grown up about it? Yes, yes they do.
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Is Oreo Mug Cake Worth Making?
If you're just looking to scratch a cake-shaped itch or try a TikTok food hack, this might do the trick. Can you just eat an Oreo, dip it in a glass of milk, and have a pretty similar experience? Sure. There are recipes that add a few ingredients and steps that might be better. I don't really intend to make this for myself; it tastes like it might be made from Play-Doh. But my kid will make it again, and I will buy another monster-sized box of Oreos for her in the future. It's not nutritious and it's not dinner, but it's something.