For readers who frequent the foodie side of TikTok or Instagram, this next recipe might be familiar. With the rise of recipe-based social media accounts, many have found ingenious new ways to reinvent their favorite foods. One such recipe is Oreo mug cake, a quick two-ingredient dessert perfect for the dorm kitchen.
To make this recipe, you only need Oreos and milk. Most websites recommend whole milk, but any type of milk should work for this recipe. The first step is to crush four or five Oreos in a cup until finely ground. Once done, add about a quarter cup of milk and stir. Once the milk is well mixed and dipped in the crushed Oreos, microwave for a minute and a half. Let the mug cake sit for a minute or two to firm up, then enjoy!
It’s hard to think of why this recipe wouldn’t be easy to make for college students in a dorm room. Both ingredients are quite cheap, easy to store, and can be used in multiple other ways. While the combination of Oreos and milk can make a delicious chocolate cake, eating the Oreos alone is an equally satisfying dessert. Using different types of Oreos opens up a wide range of flavor options when making a mug cake, and turning those Oreos into a cake leaves room for toppings. It doesn’t make much sense to add chocolate syrup or frosting to Oreos on their own, but they make much more sense as a cake topper.
For some, it may seem pointless to make an Oreo mug cake when the ingredients alone already make a classic dessert. However, the difference in texture between cake and Oreo makes them distinctly different desserts, and an Oreo mug cake opens up the possibility of creativity with toppings. Whether you’re a die-hard Oreo fan or just someone looking for a new dessert to try, this simple alternative to more complicated mug cake recipes is a great place to start.