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Old 03-11-2019, 01:29 PM
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Here is a link to a coffee cake version of a mug cake. The blogger thinks it might be good for breakfast. Well, I agree in principle. I havenít tried it. Yet.

I first ran into mug cakes years ago when I was doing extremely low carb dieting. Our version used almond flour instead of regular white flour. But since then, apparently, mug cake mixes have hit the grocery shelves. You buy the mix, add water or milk, and bake in the micro. I know about this because I read an article about it written by a millennial who has tried one of these and announced her approval. So, sanctioned by an approving Millennial person, and also apparently Duncan Hines, mug cake mixes are now a thing.

Of course, I would make my own from scratch.

Now off to the internet to find a recipe for a brownie mug cake.

I donít need no Duncan Hines!
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Old 03-11-2019, 01:42 PM
Location: North State (California)
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I used to make flax muffins in a mug, when I was low carbing, I liked them. I do need to buy some flaxmeal soon. Lots of great recipies for mug muffins/cakes
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Old 03-11-2019, 02:16 PM
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I make an almond flour muffin in a mug in the microwave pretty often. It's a handy way to bake something fast.

I was looking at the mug cake mixes in the store and thought my husband might like them, but then I decided he gets too many sweets already, so I didn't buy any. Those little things would be habit forming for him. I bet they sell well.
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Old 03-11-2019, 04:31 PM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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My daughter wanted to make some quick banana nut bread a few months ago. We headed to the grocery store to pick up a mix and lo and behold nearly all the quick bread mixes had disappeared, replaced by rows of boxes of mug cake mixes.
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Old 03-11-2019, 05:12 PM
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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I have had this one for years and always have a chocolate mug cake for "those" gotta have it moments.

1 box of any brand cake mix - any flavor, white, yellow, fun-fetti, whatever.
1 box of any brand Angel Food cake mix (the angel food cake is the key to this recipe)
1 gallon size ziploc bag
1 microwave safe mug - (not a tall thin one, more of a standard "squat" one)
1/3 cup measuring cup
1 tbs measuring spoon
1 tooth pick

1 re-sealable can of premade frosting
any fruit or berries you like
whip cream

Pour both cake mixes into one ziploc gallon bag. Close the bag and then shake! Shake up the cake mixes until they are so well mixed that you can't tell that there are two mixes in there. It should look like one mix. (This mixture can be kept in the fridge or a tight container and used as you want it)
Take 1/3 cup of cake mixture and put it in a microwave safe mug. Add 3 tablespoons of water. Mix it up so that it’s all smooth and there are no clumps. (make sure you scrape the bottom of the mug to get all the mix moist.) You do not need to use butter or PAM on the cup.
Next Microwave for 1 minute on high. The cake should be done, but since microwaves differ in power, you can test by sticking a toothpick in the center of the cake to see if it comes out dry.
If you put two mugs in at one time it may take longer.
At this point your cake is done, and just needs to cool down. I run a knife around the side and turn it out onto a plate, but you can eat it right out of the cup. Plain or with toppings.

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Old 03-11-2019, 05:47 PM
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Guess I don't go on the bakery aisle much because I don't remember seeing any mug cake mixes. I do like mug cakes, though, and will throw one together occasionally when watching TV in the evening. But it has to be chocolate and has to be eaten with with vanilla ice cream.
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Old 03-11-2019, 05:59 PM
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Location: Lark Farm
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Check out Pinterest, it has all kinds of mug recipes. Iíve not tried any of them yet but they all look delicious.
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Old 03-11-2019, 10:05 PM
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Yep, when I saw the boxed mixes at the grocery store, I did a doubletake. And then moved on.

The idea is nice for portion control, no messy slicing required. But cupcakes would do the same thing.
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Old 03-11-2019, 10:14 PM
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Originally Posted by silibran View Post

Here is a link to a coffee cake version of a mug cake. The blogger thinks it might be good for breakfast. Well, I agree in principle. I haven’t tried it. Yet.

Never understood the urgency to eat a dessert for breakfast. I need something healthy and savory to start my day, not muffins, waffles, donuts or sweet cereal.

However, I understand the new fad about mug cakes. They are convenient, fast and easy to make, especially for one person.
Most people want fast and easy, don't they?
Mug cakes are not on par with a cake made from scratch (box cakes/sheet cakes are pretty much the same as mug cakes just in bigger quantity), and should be not compared. They do serve those with sweet tooth and no time pretty well, though...
And I heard they can be really good...
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Old 03-12-2019, 07:27 AM
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Mug cakes... my memory of them is that they weren't worth the calories (poor taste and texture). So I found a slightly different version for chocolate cake that takes about 30 minutes with minimal prep fuss.

Fudge Brownie Pots (For Two)

    • 4 Tbsp butter
    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/4 tsp vanilla
    • 1 large egg
    • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1/4 tsp baking powder
    • 1/8 tsp salt

    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.Cut the butter into chunks and place it in a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds, then stir until the butter is fully melted. Add the sugar and microwave for 15 seconds. Stir again, then repeat the 15 second intervals until the sugar and butter no longer separate from each other after being stirred (about 30-45 seconds total).
    2. Add the vanilla extract and egg to the melted butter and sugar, then stir to combine.
    3. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt until well combined.
    4. Pour the bowl of dry ingredients into the bowl of wet ingredients and stir just until a smooth, chocolatey batter has formed. Pour the batter into two 8oz. ramekins.
    5. Bake the brownies in the preheated 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the center of each brownie has risen up into a dome and the surface looks glossy and cracked. Let the brownies cool slightly before eating.

The few extra minutes are worth the Vast difference in quality for myself. No leftover's, minimal dirty dishes, just hits the sweet-spot (no pun intended) for me.
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