2 - 3teaspoonssunflower oil[10 - 15 ml] coconut oil also works but results in a slightly denser texture
2tablespoonsgranular or soft sugaror soft brown sugar or coconut sugar - sugar is a wet ingredient
It is important to get all spoon measurements levelled or else the proportions will be off and may not produce a cake with the expected texture. If you have an electronic/digital metric scale, use it.
Set a steamer to heat beforehand. Make sure to add enough water into the pot to allow 25 minutes of steaming at medium-high heat.
Lightly grease a mug or ramekin and set aside.
Add all the dry ingredients, except the chocolate chips, into a mixing bowl. Whisk together. Make a well in the centre. Add all the wet ingredients. If using granular or soft sugar, add it into the wet ingredients. Stir and mix the wet ingredients in the centre first. Then mix with the dry ingredients to make a rather thick batter. Add in the chocolate chips and mix.
Pour the batter into the mug. Do not fill the mug more than half-way as the cake will rise twice the volume of the batter.
Once the water is steaming, quickly place in the mug in and cover immediately to avoid losing any heat or steam in the pot.
Steam for 25 minutes straight or until a skewer/toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean. (Do not uncover the pot during the first 20-min steaming time).
Turn off heat and allow to cool in the steamer for about 10 minutes.
Remove and let cool at room temperature. Enjoy warm or cooled.
Oil-free versionOmitting the oil will yield a drier, less moist cake with a slightly rubbery texture. It is up to you if you want to substitute it with apple sauce. I cannot vouch for the same moist tender texture.Flour substitutions White spelt flour is close enough to all-purpose flour. So, these may be swapped. You may also use whole wheat or whole spelt flour. You may need an extra teaspoon of non-dairy milk if using whole flours.Maple syrup - granular sugar substitutionMaple syrup is my preferred sweetener in this recipe. I have also included another version of the same recipe that calls for granular or soft sugar instead with adjustments to the liquids.Homemade Coconut Milk - https://veganlovlie.com/homemade-coconut-milk-vegan-non-dairy/Link to original recipe - Vanilla Chocolate Chip Steamed Mug Cake Recipe - https://veganlovlie.com/one-bowl-vanilla-chocolate-mug-cake/
One Bowl Vanilla Chocolate Chip Steamed Vegan Mug Cake Recipe • https://veganlovlie.com/one-bowl-vanilla-chocolate-mug-cake/ • September 25, 2016