cake in a mug

Have you ever heard of such a thing? I started seeing this concept on pinterest a little while ago and have thought about it often. I love everything about cake, so the idea of having it more often (and portioned for myself) has huge appeal. While there are many things to doubt–no eggs & no butter–that might not be a terrible trade off for a sweet snack. I didn’t want to stray too far away from my roots, but after a Saturday of errand running, I couldn’t think of anything but making cake in a mug (not sure if I should really admit to that…) I looked at many recipes on pinterest and they all had similar proportions and all under 5 minutes start to finish, so I went with this one:

ingredients     dry

mixed     microwaved

Ingredients:

  • 5 Tbsp flour (all-purpose)
  • 4 1/2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp cocoa (unsweetened)
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • Dash of salt
  • 1/2 tsp white vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil (or canola)
  • 4 1/2 Tbsp water

Combine first five ingredients in your microwave safe mug using a fork. Make a shallow hole (using your fork or spoon) pin the mixture to pour the wet ingredients. Add water atop the ingredients and stir until there are no lumps in the mixture. Put mug into the microwave for 2 minutes. THAT’S ALL.

servedNote: this is not a replacement for birthday cake, occasional cake, or anything other than a quick fix for your sweet tooth ;)

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