Eco-fixers: How to make a Vegan Mug Cake

‘Eco-Fixers’ is an Eco-Spotlight series where we will bring to you everyday DIYs towards sustainability. From making your own fertilizer to recycling better, with these simple hacks, we’ve got you covered. 

While the ethics of being vegan can be debated on, it’s environmental benefits are scientifically unarguable. As we have mentioned in one of our previous Eco-Fixers, cows, a major source of dairy, produce huge amounts of methane, a gas 30 times more powerful than carbon dioxide. Meat has a significant carbon and environmental footprint as well, with every kilo of beef produced requires around 15,400 litres of water, according to a report from UNESCO’s Institute for Water Education.

To encourage you to take one step further towards sustainability, we started Eco-Fixers. Today’s DIY is a super easy-to-make, moist mug cake recipe from our friend at @cookwithdiya. This cake is quick, better for your planet and delicious. Need we say more?

This is a top view of a vegan mug cake with chocolate chips
Image Credit: Ayushi Shah
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 tablespoon of vegan mayo
5 tablespoon powdered sugar
A pinch of salt
A handful of vegan chocolate chips
Sieve and mix the all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt together in a mug. 
Add the vegan mayo (the secret ingredient) with the powdered sugar and mix the mug well with a spoon. 
You want to be sure to not overmix the batter, just enough so the ingredients are well combined without lumps.
Add a handful (or more) of the vegan chocolate chip.
Pop it in the microwave for 2-3 minutes or until fully baked.

Diya Shah is a 14-year-old baker/chef based in Mumbai, India. You can check more of the recipes on @cookwithdiya.

I'm Ayushi Shah and I co-founded Eco-Spotlight to tell stories of green innovation and remind the world (and myself) that there is hope for humanity and the planet. Reach out to me at ayushi (at) eco-spotlight (dot) com

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