Have you ever finished dinner and wished you paired it with dessert? Or have you ever had an insatiable craving for cake, but found yourself without a proper baking pan or enough time to make it?
I introduce to you "cake in a cup"! It's three minute confection brilliance without the oven, without the mess, and without the wait. All you need is a big mug, parchment paper, your favourite cake ingredients, and a microwave. Measuring spoons are optional.
I stumbled across a similar recipe while looking for quick and easy desserts and I tweaked it a little to my tastes. Please experiment with different ingredients; I sure plan to. Hope you like!
~ 1 tbsp softened butter
~ 2 tbsp sugar
~ 1 egg
~ 1 tbsp sour cream
~ 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
~ 1 tsp baking powder
~ 1/4 cup regular flour (or gluten-free!)
~ A sprinkle of brown sugar
~ A sprinkle of cinnamon
Cream the butter and sugar.
Mix together butter, sugar, egg, sour cream & baking powder, vanilla & flour.
Line the cup with parchment paper. Don't forget to line the bottom as well!
Pour the mixture into the cup & sprinkle with the desired amount of brown sugar & cinnamon.
Microwave on high for 1 minute & voilà!
Try it - it's a piece of cake! 😉