Microwave mug cake recipes

Microwave chocolate chip cake

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A bad, bad craving for something sweet led to the creation of these microwave cakes. I didn't eat much during lunch today and, by mid-afternoon, my stomach was growling. I could have made a sandwich but I wanted something sweet. Fastest and easiest route to satisfy the craving? The microwave oven, of course.This isn't a fussy recipe. You just need one bowl. You don't … [Read more...]

Microwave banana and nut cake with streusel topping

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Overripe bananas are best for baking banana cake. In our house, however, where bananas often disappear before they become overripe, I had to ask people not to touch the last two bananas to allow them to become overripe because I so wanted to try and make a microwave version of banana cake.I did last Sunday. Three cakes in mugs for Speedy, my mother and myself. None for … [Read more...]

Microwave carrot cupcakes

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So, as I was saying... I’m experimenting on whether regular cake/cupcake recipes can be done in the microwave, period. Maybe just a matter of getting the setting and baking time right. And here's the result of the first experiment.I mixed a carrot cake batter using a recipe not meant for a regular oven. I poured the batter into three mugs, microwaved each for two … [Read more...]

Microwave chocolate cupcakes

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When there's just Speedy and me at home -- and that's five days out of every week -- I try to refrain from baking. And it's so darn hard to control myself especially when the itch to patter in the kitchen strikes. But a whole cake or pie (even small ones), a whole tray of cookies or brownies, an entire bunch of cupcakes or muffins... that's too much for two people.But … [Read more...]