Cake in a Cup and Variations

Pat Duran Recipe

By Pat Duran kitchenchatter

These little treats in a cup or mug are just right for that "I gotta have something sweet" right now!
So take your pick:
Spice cake
Chocolate
Carrot
Vanilla
Or turn them into a:
Muffin in a Cup
by adding a couple Tablespoons of frozen wild blueberries or other fruit.


Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
Serves:
Each recipe serves 1
Cooking Method:
Microwave

Ingredients

SPICE CAKE:
4 Tbsp
all purpose flour
3 Tbsp
granulated sugar
2 tsp
spice-cinnamon, ginger,whatever you like. more or less to taste
1/8 tsp
baking powder
1 medium
egg white,lightly beaten or whole egg may be used, cake will not rise as much
3 Tbsp
milk or soy milk
2 Tbsp
vegetable oil
1/4 tsp
vanilla extract
1
microwave safe cup or mug or bowl
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Directions Step-By-Step

1
MAKE SURE TO USE POT HOLDER AS THE CUPS WILL BE HOT! i LIKE TO USE A CUP CAKE LINER IN THE MUG BEFORE PUTTING IN THE BATTER I MIXED IN A SMALL BOWL-THEN POUR IN THE CUP-THIS HELPS IF YOU WANT TO TAKE CAKE OUT OF MUG TO EAT!
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Mix flour,sugar,spice and baking powder; mix in egg white.
Pour in milk, oil and vanilla, and mix well.
Put in microwave for 2.5 minutes(add 30 seconds if necessary) on maximum powder(1000 watt)
Wait until it stops rising and sets in the cup or mug.
2
Chocolate:
5 Tablespoons all purpose flour
2 1/4 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 1/4 Tablespoons granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
Mix these ingredients together and add
3 Tablespoons milk
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon white vinegar (yes)
Mix it all up and heres the good part...lick the spoon!
You can add some chocolate chips or nuts now if you like.
Place in microwave for 1 minute or 1 1/2 minutes... since there are no eggs it cooks really fast.. if the top is bouncy and a fork stuck in it comes out clean, its ready. It's good with ice cream dumped right into the mug!
3
Carrot Cake:
6 Tablespoons all purpose flour
2 Tablespoons brown or white, your choice
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
Mix the dry ingredients up with a fork and then add:
4 Tablespoons orange juice
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
3 Tablespoons finely grated carrot
1 Tablespoon chopped pecans
1 Tablespoon chopped raisins
Mix it all up and make sure there are no lumps on the bottom and put it in the microwave for 2 to 2 1/2 minutes. Let it cool a little and eat it. Great with a little cream cheese and honey!
4
Vanilla Cake:
Use a 8 or 12 ounce mug for this one:
6 Tablespoons all purpose flour
2 rounded Tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt(that's a pinch you know)
Mix all this with a fork and add:
4 Tablespoons milk
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Mix it all up real good and make sure no flour lumps ore at the bottom of the mug.
Microwave for 2 minutes and the minute it comes out of the nuke put a handful of chocolate chips on top. Wait a few minutes it it melts and spread it out.
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NOTE:
You can forgo the chocolate at the end and after mixing everything together just before you nuke it you could add a couple Tablespoons of frozen berries for a muffin in a cup!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts, Muffins
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy