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Mug Cake Recipes
by aneela
February 14, 2013 at 12:52 PM



Mug Cake Recipes

Mug Cake Recipes

January 16, 2013

Ashton Keefe Ashton Keefe Staff Writer

    Baking doesn’t have to take hours in the kitchen. If you have 5 minutes and a few pantry staples, you can make satisfying and delicious cakes in any microwave-safe mug. Chocolate, vanilla, red velvet—the sky’s the limit when it comes to flavors.

Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe

You’ll need: 4 large microwave-safe mugs

INGREDIENTS
1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup high quality cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg
3/4 cup whole milk
3/4 cup vegetable oil
Toppings, like whipped cream, powdered sugar or chocolate sauce

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Combine all ingredients and mix until just combined. Do not over mix.
2. Divide between four mugs. One at a time, microwave on high for 2 1/2-3 minutes, until cake rises above the mug.
3. Let cool for 2 minutes and garnish with desired toppings.

Tip: Cakes can be made in mugs, cooled and then frozen for up to 1 month. Add toppings just before serving.


Vanilla Mug Cake Recipe

Follow the chocolate mug cake recipe, substituting seeds from 1/2 a vanilla bean (or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract) for the cocoa. Cut the bean in half lengthwise, then use a small sharp knife to scrape out the seeds. Garnish with twirls of lemon peel.

Tip: For a stronger lemon flavor, use 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest instead. Finish with a lemon glaze: Heat 1/2 cup granulated sugar and 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice over low heat and stir until sugar melts. Brush over cakes while they’re still warm and let it soak in for 20-30 minutes before serving.

Red Velvet Mug Cake

Follow chocolate mug cake recipe, adding 1 tablespoon of red food coloring. Top with cream cheese frosting and fresh strawberry slices.

Replies

  • aneela
    by aneela
    February 14, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    i thought this was cute and fun for us moms and kids

  • darnette
    February 14, 2013 at 1:12 PM
    Very cute.... The kids and I will have to make these on family game night for a treat thanks..
  • aneela
    by aneela
    February 14, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    ur welcome

    Quoting darnette:

    Very cute.... The kids and I will have to make these on family game night for a treat thanks..


  • aneela
    by aneela
    February 14, 2013 at 1:17 PM


    10 Things Baking Teaches Your Kids About Life

    Posted by Adriana Velez
    on February 1, 2013 at 6:56 AM

    bakingDo you love baking with your kids? It can get messy and chaotic, but wow, the memories you're creating together! They're so worth it. You get delicious treats for the whole family -- and your kids get some valuable life lessons. Shh, don't tell them, but baking with your kids isn't just fun and tasty -- it's educational. Here's what they can learn.

    1. What's in your food. I think one of the most important lessons kids can learn is what actually goes into the foods they eat. Getting a behind-the-scenes look at those muffins gives them an appreciation for ingredients and what they all add up to.

    2. Math. You learn to count. You learn that you can divide a cup into fourths -- or thirds. You learn what it means to halve a recipe.

    3. Science. Isn't baking just a science experiment in cause and effect? What happens when you mix all these things together -- and then put them in the oven? Isn't that dramatic change amazing?

    4. Reading. What important skill do you need to follow a recipe? Reading, of course! Reading in a real-life context helps kids understand what they're reading better.

    5. Following directions. Following every step -- in order -- makes a real difference. Kids learn why this is so important when they follow a baking recipe.

    6. Patience. There's something about making something yourself that trumps the instant gratification of just buying a treat. Baking teaches your child that the best things are worth waiting for.

    7. It's OK to make a mess. I'll be honest, baking with kids kind of makes me crazy. It's so messy! But that's okay. Life is messy, too, and there are rewards for courageously diving into a mess.

    8. Clean up your mess. Ah -- the flip side of messes! It's okay to make them, but always make sure you clean them up.

    9. Problem solving. Made a mistake? No need to panic! Just stop a moment and think about how you can solve that problem. Maybe there's a creative way to save those cookies.

    10. The joy of giving. When we bake together, we often share what we bake with friends and families. The happiness you give others with your delicious treats makes you happy, too.


  • mem82
    by mem82
    February 14, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    Cute Ideas!

  • usmom3
    by usmom3
    BJ
    February 14, 2013 at 1:42 PM
    I love this list.

    Quoting aneela:



    10 Things Baking Teaches Your Kids About Life




    Posted by Adriana Velez

    on February 1, 2013 at 6:56 AM









    bakingDo you love baking with your kids?
    It can get messy and chaotic, but wow, the memories you're creating
    together! They're so worth it. You get delicious treats for the whole
    family -- and your kids get some valuable life lessons. Shh, don't tell
    them, but baking with your kids isn't just fun and tasty -- it's educational. Here's what they can learn.

    1. What's in your food.
    I think one of the most important lessons kids can learn is what
    actually goes into the foods they eat. Getting a behind-the-scenes look
    at those muffins gives them an appreciation for ingredients and what
    they all add up to.


    2. Math. You learn to count. You learn that you can divide a cup into fourths -- or thirds. You learn what it means to halve a recipe.


    3. Science. Isn't baking just a science experiment
    in cause and effect? What happens when you mix all these things together
    -- and then put them in the oven? Isn't that dramatic change amazing?


    4. Reading. What important skill do you need to
    follow a recipe? Reading, of course! Reading in a real-life context
    helps kids understand what they're reading better.


    5. Following directions. Following every step -- in
    order -- makes a real difference. Kids learn why this is so important
    when they follow a baking recipe.


    6. Patience. There's something about making
    something yourself that trumps the instant gratification of just buying a
    treat. Baking teaches your child that the best things are worth waiting
    for.


    7. It's OK to make a mess. I'll be honest, baking
    with kids kind of makes me crazy. It's so messy! But that's okay. Life
    is messy, too, and there are rewards for courageously diving into a
    mess.


    8. Clean up your mess. Ah -- the flip side of messes! It's okay to make them, but always make sure you clean them up.


    9. Problem solving. Made a mistake? No need to
    panic! Just stop a moment and think about how you can solve that
    problem. Maybe there's a creative way to save those cookies.


    10. The joy of giving. When we bake together, we
    often share what we bake with friends and families. The happiness you
    give others with your delicious treats makes you happy, too.



  • aneela
    by aneela
    February 14, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    yeah figured id post it in here  too

    Quoting usmom3:

    I love this list.

    Quoting aneela:

    10 Things Baking Teaches Your Kids About Life


  • kirbymom
    February 14, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    Some nifty ideas!  Glad you shared them with us.  :) 

  • oredeb
    by oredeb
    February 14, 2013 at 4:40 PM

     very cute!!!

  • Boobah
    by Boobah
    February 15, 2013 at 7:29 PM
    Thanks!

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