Tuesday, January 10, 2017

2 Minute Coffee Cake in a Mug

I'm all about quick recipes that require little to no effort. I'm trying to drop about 30 pounds, but, coffee cake is my favorite. So I'll cheat just this once. 

Okay, maybe twice.

2 Minute Coffee Cake in a Mug 

What You'll Need:
(2) tbsp Butter
(2) tbsp Sugar
(2) tbsp Applesauce
(3) drops Vanilla Extract
(3/8) cup Flour
(1/8) tsp Baking Powder
(1) pinch of Salt
(1) tbsp Brown Sugar 
(1/4) tsp Cinnamon

What to Do:

  • In a mug soften 1 tbsp of butter in microwave, about 5 seconds. You don’t want it melted, just soft. Stir in 2 tbsp of sugar and mix until well incorporated. Stir in applesauce, vanilla (just a few drops), flour, baking powder, and pinch of salt. Use the back of your spoon to smooth it out in the bottom of the mug.
  • In a separate, small bowl, combine 1 tbsp of butter, 2 tbsp of flour, 1 tbsp of brown sugar, and ¼ tsp cinnamon. Use your fingers to to pinch the butter and mix it in with the other ingredients. When it starts to look like lumpy sand and all ingredients are combined, pour on top of cake batter in mug.
  • Cook in the microwave for 50-80 seconds depending on your microwave. At 1 minute, my microwave cooks it perfectly. It will look just barely set on top. You don’t want to overcook it and things tend to get ugly fast in the microwave. Eat white it’s still warm. YUM

  • Linking up today with:

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    1. This is a fun idea! I love all the mug recipes you can find online. I've only made one and it was for breakfast but I love how quick they are!


    2. I always wanted to do a coffee mug something. I have everything except the applesauce. Is this God's way of saying nope to me? #Happynowlinup

    3. I'm betting if we ONLY eat coffee cake, we can call it a diet. #happynowlinkup

    4. This sounds like such a perfect midnight snack right now. YUM. Thanks for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

    5. What a great idea - I had no idea you could cook cakes so quickly in the microwave!
      Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes :)

    6. In a cup? Something I can eat all by myself as long as the kids don't see? YES!! This is fantastic!! #happynowlinkup