Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Mug Cakes: 100 Speedy Microwave Treats to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Mug Cakes: 100 Speedy Microwave Treats to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
by Leslie Bilderback

These are the perfect treat for when you want just a few bites of something sweet.  No pulling out the big mixer, no baking pans, and no big mess.  Most recipes will make two mug cakes.  You can mix in one mug or a measuring cup then divide batter into 2 mugs.  That makes these perfect for sharing.  They are even easy enough for kids to make with supervision.

The recipes do call for self-rising flour.  But if you don't have any on hand there is a recipe in the book to turn all-purpose flour into self rising.  As the cakes bake in the microwave the texture will not be the same as a traditional cake from the oven.  The texture is a bit more like a sponge cake.  Some of the recipes call for buttermilk, but that is not something I keep on hand.  I used regular 2% and everything turned out just fine.  The Deep Dark Chocolate Mug Cake was everything you would expect.  Now I know you have a jar of Nutella in your cupboard.  There is a recipe for a Hazelnut-Nutella Mug Cake you will want to try.
Looking for a fat-free mug cake?  Try the Applesauce Mug Cake.  Gluten-Free? There is a Passover Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake.
So many to choose from you may have a hard time deciding.

Related titles:
250 Best Meals in a Mug by Camilla Saulsbury

125 Best Microwave Oven Recipes by Johana Burkhard

The Good Housekeeping Illustrated Microwave Cookbook

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