2013 Christmas Mug Cakes

Nutella Mug Cake

4 tbsp flour
4 tbspsugar
1 egg
3 tbsp cocoa
3 tbsp Nutella
3 tbsp milk
3 tbsp oil

1. Combine all ingredients in a large coffee mug. Whisk well with a fork until smooth. Microwave on high for 1 1/2 – 3 minutes. Top with whipped cream and a little chocolate sauce if desired.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Mug Cake

1 egg
3 tbsp brown sugar
1/3 cup flour
1 tbsp softened butter
3-4 tbsp mini chocolate chips

1. Mix all ingredients together with a spoon. Microwave for 1 1/2-2 minutes, or just until the top center of the cake has set. Serve with a dollop of ice cream and enjoy!

Easy Pumpkin Cake in a Mug

1 egg
2 tbsp skim milk
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
7 tbsp flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp salt

1. Mix all ingredients together into a medium bowl. Pour into a regular sized mug. Microwave on high for 1 minute 30 seconds. If there is any spillage at this point, wipe off side of mug. Continue cooking for an additional 1 minute 30 seconds. Garnish with whipped cream & nuts if desired.

Salted Caramel Mug Cake

4 tbsp flour
4 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp cocoa
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg – beaten
3 tbsp skim milk
1 tbsp oil
2 salted caramels

1. Mix all ingredients except caramels. Drop caramels into center of mixture one at a time. Microwave on high for one minute and 30 seconds. If cake batter is still gooey, microwave on high for up to an additional 30 seconds.

Chocolate Stout Mug Cake

4 tbsp flour
5 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 egg
2 1/2 tbsp cocoa
3 1/2 tbsp milk
splash of vanilla extract
3 1/2 tbsp oil
5 1/2 tbsp Guinness

1. Mix all ingredients into a beer mug with a fork until batter is smooth. Microwave for approx. 1 1/2 minutes. Make sure not to overcook or the cake becomes rubbery.

Strawberries and Cream Mug Cake

1 egg
2 tbsp strawberry yogurt, well stirred
1 tbsp oil
1/8 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp vanilla
4 tbsp sugar
5 tbsp flour
1/4 cup fresh sliced strawberries

1. Coat the inside of the mug lightly with cooking spray and set aside.

2. Mix the egg, yogurt, vegetable oil, baking powder, extract, sugar and flour in a small bowl until completely smooth.

3. Fill the mug to halfway full and place it in the microwave. Bake it for 3 to 4 mintues, or until a cake tester comes out clean. Top with strawberries and whipped cream and serve.

Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Cup

1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp dark brown sugar
3 drops vanilla
pinch salt
1 egg yolk
1/4 cup flour (slightly less than 1/4 cup)
2 tbsp mini chocolate chips
1. Melt butter in microwave (but do not boil). Mix in sugars, vanilla, salt and egg yolk.
2. Add flour and stir again. Add chocolate chips and give a final stir.
3. Cook in microwave 40-60 seconds, start checking for doneness at 40 seconds. Do not cook past one minute (as it will continue cooking as it cools). Serve warm.
Chocolate Fudge Smore’s Mug Cake

2-3 tbsp graham cracker crumbs
3 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
2 tbsp sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup flour
2 tbsp cocoa
1/8 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1 1/2 ounces milk chocolate (chopped or morsels)

1. Mix 1 ounce chocolate with 3 tbsp melted butter in a small bowl. Microwave for 20-30 seconds and set aside.

2. In another bowl, combine remaining melted butter with graham cracker crumbs and stir until moistened. Press graham crumbs into the bottom of your mug.

3. In yet another bowl, combine egg, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Add in flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa and stir until a thick batter forms. Pour in melted butter and chocolate, mixing to combine. Fold in remaining chocolate chips.

4. Pour half of the mixture on top of the graham crust in your mug, throw in a few marshmallows, then add remaining batter on top.

5. Microwave for 1 minute and 20 seconds to almost 2 minutes. Remove and top with additional marshmallow if desired. (You can pop it back in the microwave for 5-10 seconds to make them melty, or pop them directly under the broiler for about 10 seconds to toast if desired). Sprinkle with graham crumbs!


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