Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake (made in 3 minutes!) Thanks so much BuzzFeed for featuring this mug cake!! You can see 17 more awesome mug cake recipes on their site HERE. Wow! I think I may gain 10 pounds this month from adapting this method for making cake. Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake (made in 3 minutes!) Ingredients 2 Tbsp applesauce 1 Tbsp vegetable oil 1 Tbsp buttermilk 1/4 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour 2 1/2 Tbsp packed light-brown sugar 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon 1 dash ground nutmeg (optional) 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/8 tsp (scant) salt 1 Recipe Cream Cheese Icing, recipe follows Cream Cheese Icing 1 Tbsp Cream Cheese or Neufchatel Cheese, softened 2 Tbsp powdered sugar 1 tsp milk Directions Prepare Cream Cheese Icing according to directions listed, set aside. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk with a fork until smooth.
Minute Microwave Cheesecake Margaret asked me if there was some way to make a quick cheesecake. “I’d love to see a cheesecake ‘in a minute,’” she told me. “Just a single serving size.” I love a cooking challenge so, with her mandate, I set out to create a simple dessert that: 1. The spoon in my mouth proves I achieved the desired results. You might wonder why I added the egg to the recipe. On busy work-week days, it’s important to have something that you can grab and take to the office. Some things to consider before you start microwaving: You can substitute high-fat cream cheese and sour cream for a lower-fat product. The ingredients coming together in the bowl before microwaving. 2 ounces cream cheese, softened 2 Tbsp sour cream 1 egg ½ tsp lemon juice ¼ tsp vanilla 2-4 Tbsp sugar replacement sub (taste as you go) Mix all ingredients thoroughly in a microwave-safe bowl. Optional: Top with fresh fruit, whipped cream and nut meal. Makes one, one-cup serving.
Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Cup Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite, and my kids’ favorite too. So, after seeing a few recipes for individual cakes and brownies made in the microwave, I was inspired to develop a recipe to make our favorite treat in just a few minutes. My kiddos are going crazy over this chocolate chip cookie in a cup, and the best part is how easy and quick it is to make. Edited to add: This is the original chocolate chip cookie in a cup recipe. Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Cup Author: Melissa @ No. 2 Pencil Recipe type: Microwave Dessert Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Serves: 1 Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Cup – the original microwave cookie recipe Ingredients 1 Tablespoon Butter1 Tablespoon Granulated White Sugar1 Tablespoon of firmly packed Dark Brown Sugar3 Drops of Vanilla ExtractSmall Pinch of Kosher Salt1 Egg Yolk (discard the egg white or save for different recipe)Scant ¼ of All Purpose Flour (slightly less than ¼ of a cup)2 heaping tablespoons of Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips Instructions
'Baked' Oatmeal in a Mug I recently posted about Chocolate Cake in a Mug, where I showed you how to bake a single-serving chocolate cake in only a few minutes. That got me to thinking, would this work for baked oatmeal too? I adore baked oatmeal, but most mornings I don’t have the time to bake it. So I tried applying the principles of chocolate cake in a mug to baked oatmeal, and it actually worked pretty well! I still think oven baked oatmeal is the best, but when you’re in a hurry, this microwave version hits the spot. Apple Banana “Baked” Oatmeal in a Mug 1/2 cup quick cooking oats 1 tbsp ground flax seed 1 egg 1/2 cup milk 1/3 of a banana, mashed 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1/2 of an apple, chopped 2 tsp honey Add oats, flax, egg and milk in a mug.
5 Minute Chocolate Fudge S'mores Mug Cake Oh hi! Just sharing a s’mores mug cake today. That can be made in 5 minutes. You know… NO BIG DEAL. Since you’re asking, yes… I have always thought the whole “cake in a mug in a microwave” thing was sort of skeevy. Well, until I was feeling superbly lazy last week and housing a mad chocolate craving. And another. Annnnnd maybe another. And another? Then I thought… is there anything in the world that I’m more obsessed with than s’mores? In minutes, with a few tweaks and twists and makeshift graham crusts and marshmallow middles, I had a s’mores mug. And it was just SO… FUDGEY. Sidebar: for years as a quick treat, I’ve melted butter in a bowl, added graham cracker crumbs, thrown on some chocolate chips and marshmallows then stuffed it in the microwave for 10 seconds. And you know what? This is like, A BILLION TIMES BETTER. Sorry for the shouting, but it’s necessary. !!! I want to marry this mug. 5 Minute Chocolate Fudge S’mores Mug Cake [adapted from food network] 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
Strawberry Mug Pies Luckily, there’s only been a handful of times in my life when I’ve been seriously disappointed. …when I learned the truth about Santa, even though at age 14 I still begged my brothers to sleep in my bed with me because I was so horrified of a portly, hairy man seeing me while I was sleeping. See also: when I learned the truth about Dirty Dancing. …when my mom claimed that parmesan truffle fries tasted… “funny.” …when I found out that Alanis was really singing about Uncle Joey in In You Oughta Know. …when I found out about skinny jeans. …oh, and that time I tried to make a pie crust like Mother Lovett and ran screaming for the hills, swearing off all pastry for life. But no fear. All you have to do is throw some stuff in a mug and eat it. And it may not even really be a pie, but what the heck else should I call it? You don’t need to make these in a mug – you can clearly make them in a cutie ramekin or even a small sort of bowl. Strawberry Mug Pies serves 4 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
Don't Forget Delicious! » Blog Archive » Fastest Cinnamon Rolls Heat the oven to 400°F. Grease the sides and bottom of a 8 or 9″ baking pan with cooking spray. Combine the ricotta cheese, buttermilk, sugar, melted butter, and vanilla in food processor and process until smooth, about 10 seconds. Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda and pulse in short bursts just until the dough clumps together (don’t overprocess). The dough will be soft and moist. Dump the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it with floured hands 4 or 5 times until smooth (it really only takes 4-5 times). Brush the dough with the melted butter, leaving a 1/2-inch border unbuttered around the edges. Starting at a long edge, roll up the dough jelly-roll style. With a sharp knife, cut the roll into equal pieces (I got 8). Bake until golden brown and firm to the touch, 20 to 28 minutes. In a small bowl, mix the softened mascarpone cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla to make a smooth glaze.
Strawberry Lemonade Vodka A couple weeks ago I posted a Strawberry Basil Mojito and it started me on a beverage kick. I wish I hadn’t waited until the end of summer to start thinking about creative, fruity and refreshing drinks, but being the procrastinator that I am, I did! Sweet drinks are tasty, and they’re a simple way to liven up a party. A random Friday night with friends and a deck of cards is fun for sure… but add in a sweet vodka drink and SNAP! I especially love this drink because it combines 2 of my favorite flavors: lemon and strawberry with my favorite alcohol: vodka. I made a pitcher of Strawberry Lemonade Vodka mere days after the mojito so I had leftover simple syrup. Use a food processor to puree a pint of fresh strawberries and water Pour it into a pitcher with ice Pour in the lemon juice Plus the water and simple syrup And vodka :-) Perfectly tart and sweet! Strawberry Lemonade Vodka Ingredients Instructions Make a simple syrup by combining 1 cup sugar with 1 cup of water in a saucepan.
I Am Now In The Muffin Loop I am so sick. Of myself. Do you know what I mean? I'm just fed up TO HERE with me. Is it a stage or something? I was just going to write "I can't seem to get hooked into anything lately!" You know, I didn't have any real idea of what this ramble was going to be about but it actually came full circle for me, considering the recipe I'm going to toss out here. Let me just ask you this: have you ever had a muffin melt in your mouth? French Breakfast Muffins I never knew a muffin could be so exciting. 1/3 c. butter, melted1/2 c. sugar1 egg (preferably room temperature)1 1/2 c. all purpose flour1 1/2 tsp. baking powder1/2 tsp. salt1/4 tsp. nutmeg1/2 c. milk Topping (option: cut topping in half*)1/2 c. sugar1/2 c. butter, melted1 tsp. cinnamon Preheat oven to 350F. In a medium-large bowl, sift together all dry ingredients. For the topping, mix sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
Nutella Cheesecake Bars The day we made these Nutella Cheesecake Bars did not start out so smooth. Our initial plan was to make Churro Cupcakes, which Kara and I had both been eyeing for months. The cupcakes had lots of steps, which we usually try to avoid, but we made them anyway. We had high expectations and they were a complete and utter flop. In fact we disliked them so much that we immediately tossed them, deciding to not even bother with the frosting. I am so glad that we decided on this recipe because they were delicious! These cheesecake bars were one of the desserts we prepared on Mother’s Day. Here’s what you’ll need Butter and line a baking dish with parchment paper Pulse the Oreos Pour in the melted butter and pulse again until moistened Pour the crumbs into your lined baking dish Press Oreo mixture evenly into the bottom of your dish Pop that in the oven for 12 minutes, or until set Clean out your food processor then get started on the cheesecake To the 16 ounces of cream cheese add 2 eggs Lookin’ good.