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We Tried Starbucks SG’s 1-Minute Coffee Cake and Here’s Our Verdict

Last Updated: April 23, 2020

Written by Felicia Koh

It’s amazing how this ‘Circuit Breaker’ has brought out the inner MasterChef in some of us. With most Singaporeans confined to our homes, many of us have resulted in venturing into our kitchens for new and satisfying experiences. This is perhaps why F&B establishment like KFC Singapore released their “Kolo Yok” Sweet & Sour Popcorn Chicken recipe and DoubleTree by Hilton revealed their Official Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. Adding to this list, Starbucks Singapore has also recently introduced a series of coffee recipes targeted at hardcore coffee lovers. 

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Being a caffeine addict myself, their One-minute Coffee Cake immediately caught my attention. I mean, what better way is there to start the day than with a coffee cake paired with a cup of freshly brewed espresso? Caffeine on caffeine—perfect. Besides that, this is a mug cake that can be done in less than five minutes and that’s even better. 

Aside from regular baking ingredients like flour, butter, and sugar, Starbucks’ One-minute Coffee Cake also calls for the use of their Starbucks VIA Ready Brew. If you would like to try this recipe but like me, do not have their coffee powder on hand, feel free to replace it with any other instant coffee powder or make some modifications if you are using coffee brewed from a capsule. 

Here’s a breakdown on the ingredients required:

Starbucks One Minute Coffee Cake 1
  • 3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoon of caster sugar
  • 1/3 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 2 tablespoon of melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 1 sachet of your favourite Starbucks VIA Ready Brew or any other instant coffee powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon icing sugar or 1 scoop of ice cream (optional)
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Using a bit of the melted butter, grease the sides of a microwavable mug before mixing in the flour, cocoa powder, caster sugar, baking powder, salt, and coffee powder.

Then, add in the wet ingredients like egg, melted butter, and milk. Mix well with a whisk ensuring that all the ingredients are incorporated and there are no lumps in the mixture. Thereafter, microwave on high for 60 to 90 seconds. After the cake is done, feel free to top it off with icing sugar or make it a tea time dessert with a scoop of rich and luscious vanilla ice cream.

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Voilà, a freshly baked coffee cake made in less than five minutes. For those of you using coffee brewed from a capsule, you will have to replace the milk with the coffee. That would mean, two tablespoons of coffee instead of milk. Adding both the coffee and milk will make the mixture too wet so do take note of that!

I must admit, I was indeed impressed with the outcome. My kitchen was filled with the aroma of brewed coffee as the One-minute Coffee Cake was working its magic in the microwave. The cake itself was light and fluffy, with subtle notes of caramelisation and a slight chocolatey aftertaste. 

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This One-minute Coffee Cake is delightful as a breakfast option on its own. But if you are looking for stronger, bolder flavours, I would highly recommend you add a scoop of ice cream immediately after it’s taken out from the microwave. Just imagine the coffee cake absorbing all the excess moisture from the semi-melted ice cream, creating mouthfuls of soakingly delicious goodness. 

Ready to experiment more in the kitchen after trying this One-minute Coffee Cake? Then be sure to check out our #stayhomerecipes for more interesting food options which you can recreate anytime at your leisure!

Dates & Times: N.A.

Price: Approximately S$1.50 per mug cake

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