Welcome back to our mug cake recipe series! With our half pint mugs also being microwave safe, this mug cake recipe will be easy to make as well as being a good sized portion!

Black Forest Gateau is one of the most well known chocolate cakes and now you can enjoy a chocolate treat with whipped cream and cherries, whenever you like!black forest cake in a mug

Ingredients
4 tablespoons plain flour
4 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
1 medium egg
3 tablespoon milk
2 tablespoon sunflower oil
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 tablespoons chopped glacé cherries
Whipped cream

Method
1. Firstly, chop the cherries into quarters and put to one side – you will need enough for 2 tablespoons worth.
2. In one of our Doris & Co Half Pint mugs, add the flour, baking powder, cocoa powders and granulated sugar and mix together.
3. Next, add egg, milk, vanilla essence and oil and stir until smooth – make sure to mix in the dry mixture at the bottom.
4. Stir in the chopped cherries.
5. Place the mug in the centre of the microwave and cook for approximately 2 minutes. Cooking time may vary, so keep an eye on it just in case it takes less or more time to cook.
6. Top with whipped cream and cherries.
5. Enjoy!

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Christmas is almost here, and Doris is well aware that those gift lists needs ticking off. So, to help you organise your Christmas lists for loved ones, friends, and family, here’s our top Doris ambassador’s gift guide!

Sally Morgan-Moore is one of Doris’s biggest fans!

Here’s her lowdown on what to get for whom for Christmas!

Why do you love Doris?

I love Doris because it is chic, comforting, quality.

What would you get for your best friend?

For my best friend…coffee. I’ve actually already sent her a selection box of our favourite coffees on a whim the other day, not for Christmas, but just because I was thinking of her. I miss our coffee breaks together, but we try and keep them at the same time as one another these days, so that even when we’re apart we’re not breaking tradition. Doris is the perfect coffee cup, and old friends are best!

Old Friends are Best Mug - Doris & Co English Creamware Ceramics Made in Britain

What would you get for Mum?

If Mum were here with us this year and not watching me from her obviously incredibly comfy cloud, I’d absolutely buy her a Doris mug (and I’m not just saying it). She was a huge fan of her tea (almost 6 cups a day!!), and got through endless “run of the mill” mugs in her time. A Doris mug would have been her sturdy favourite for decades, I’m sure!

We love that Mum’s are ‘Made of Stern Stuff‘…

Made of Stern Stuff Mug - Doris & Co English Creamware Ceramics Made in Britain

What would you get for the tea lover?

I’d make sure they were enjoying the joys that loose leaf brings! A nice afternoon tea strainer too, perhaps. And no surprise again, SURELY a Doris mug, right? A “Beloved” one, for their “Beloved Tea”.

Beloved Mug - Doris & Co English Creamware Ceramics Made in Britain

What would you get as a surprise gift for anyone?

I’m quite good at surprise gifts (I think, anyway). I once “ta-dahhh’d” a really good friend a St. Bart’s Pathology mug once during a taxidermy trip…She’s just gained distinction in a Masters in Death. I love her a tonne. Or a Doris jug is a fantastic surprise gift! The messages are fantastic.

When This You See Remember Me Jug - Doris & Co English Creamware Ceramics Made in Britain

Why Doris makes the perfect Christmas gift….

Well naturally the products are beautiful, but for me it’s the personality behind the brand which is really held dear with me. I love the term “loveability” used, and sharing the aura of home and comforts, as well as the importance of sentimental moments. I’ve lived in so many different places, and mixed with so many different types of people, but as cliche as it sounds – home is always where my heart (and tea) is. No matter how often I flit about, my heart is full of memories to keep me centered. I feel like Doris believes in this one too!

Thanks Sally! You can check Sally out here: www.sallymorganmoore.com and via her social media here:

Facebook: sallymaymmoore

Twitter: @saysallymay

Instagram: @sallymorganmoore

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Welcome back to our mug cake recipe series! With our half pint mugs also being microwave safe, this mug cake recipe will be easy to make as well as being a good sized portion!

Originally devised in the 1970s, carrot cake is now a staple in most coffee shops, however you can now make one quickly and easily in one of our Doris & Co half pint mugs.

carrot cake

Ingredients
4 tablespoons plain flour
4 tablespoons granulated sugar
3 heaped tablespoons of grated carrot
1 medium egg
1 tablespoon milk
1 tablespoon sunflower oil
1 teaspoon baking powder
A pinch of cinnamon

Method
1. Firstly, grate a carrot and put to one side – you will need enough for 3 tablespoons worth.
2. In one of our Doris & Co Half Pint mugs, add the flour, baking powder and granulated sugar and mix together.
3. Then add the grated carrot and cinnamon to the mix.
3. Next, add egg, milk and oil and stir until smooth – make sure to mix in the dry mixture at the bottom.
4. Place the mug in the centre of the microwave and cook for approximately 2 minutes. Cooking time may vary, so keep an eye on it just in case it takes less or more time to cook.
5. Enjoy!

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