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Make Now: Mug Cakes

2020-06-01 00:00:00 2020-06-01 23:59:00 America/Chicago Make Now: Mug Cakes Niles-Maine District Library

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Add to Calendar 2020-06-01 00:00:00 2020-06-01 23:59:00 America/Chicago Make Now: Mug Cakes Niles-Maine District Library

Make your own single-serving treats with a few basic ingredients and a microwave.

Got a hankering for something sweet? Get a favorite microwave-safe mug and a few pantry staples and you could be enjoying a decadent dessert in 5 minutes or less.

Dark Chocolate Mug Cake

3 Tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
2 Tablespoons Sugar
2 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa
1 Pinch Baking Powder
3 Tablespoons Milk
2 Teaspoons Oil
1 Tablespoon Chocolate Chips

STEP 1: Mix the flour, sugar, cocoa, and baking powder together in a mug.

STEP 2: Add the milk and oil and stir well.

STEP 3: Stir in the chocolate chips.

STEP 4: Microwave on High for 1 minute to 90 seconds, depending on the power of your microwave


Funfetti Mug Cake

2 Tablespoons Butter
3 Tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
1 Egg Yolk
2 Tablespoons Sugar
1 Tablespoon Milk
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon Sprinkles

STEP 1: Place butter into a mug; microwave 30-45 seconds or until melted.

STEP 2: Add all remaining cake ingredients except sprinkles; mix well with fork.

STEP 3: Stir in sprinkles.

STEP 4: Microwave 45-60 seconds or until cake pulls away from sides and top is dry.

Serving Ideas: Top with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Invent your own mug cakes!

Experiment with flavors like cinnamon, matcha, lemon, or nutella.
Replace milk, butter, or oil with applesauce or bananas.
Try out different additions and toppings like fresh berries, nuts, and caramel.

Snap a picture of your creation and share to: teen@nileslibrary, or post to Instagram and tag us @nmdlunderground.

Check Out These Recipe Books from Hoopla:

5-Minute Mug Cakes by Jennifer Lee
5-Minute Mug Cakes is perfect for anyone with a mug, a microwave, and a dream. With nearly 100 delectable recipes for cakes, brownies, cookies, and more, every single recipe can be made in an ordinary, microwave-safe mug in just a few minutes. Featuring special chapters like Skinny Mug Cakes (all under 200 calories!), Gluten-Free Mug Cakes, and even 4-Ingredients-or-Less Mug Cakes. The best part? If you mix your ingredients right in your favorite mug, there is next to no cleanup!

Mug Cake Veganos by Kelli Rae (Spanish)
¿Solo tienes 5 minutos para saciar tus ansias de dulce? Este libro contiene 20 recetas diferentes de mug cakes. Para la mayoría de las recetas solo necesitas entre 5 y 8 ingredientes, como por ejemplo bayas, avena, chocolate, mantequilla de cacahuete, proteína en polvo, calabaza... Todos estos ingredientes son baratos, saludables y fáciles de encontrar encualquier supermercado.

More Mug Cake Recipes:

34 Easy Mug Cake Recipes, from Country Living

15 Two-Minute Mug Cakes, from The Spruce Eats

Mug Cake Ideas on Pinterest

TAGS: | Virtual | Crafts & Making |

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