Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Pintertest Kitchen: #mugswap2013 Edition

If you've been around here for the past month, it's basically ALL MUGS. ALL THE TIME.
I'd apologize. But I'm not really that sorry.
I freaking love mugs. 
If you're like me and you're a mug hoarder, you may be looking for some additional uses for your ever growing collection.
Well, good news. Have I got a suggestion for you.


I love mugs.
I love cakes.
Mugs + Cakes = True Love. 

The hardest part of the whole thing, is picking what mug you're gonna use.

I decided on this adorable heart mug that the Pintertest Queen gifted me last year. I feel like that was the appropriate choice.

Easiest recipe ever.
Also the most dangerous. As you likely have all the ingredients in your cabinets, and could whip up a Mug Cake at a moment's notice.

Microwave for 3 minutes.
And spend that 3 minutes wishing you had wiped down your microwave for a better photo op.

180 seconds later and you will have a glorious chocolatey cake.
In a mug.

Garnish as you will.
Vanilla ice cream is pretty much mandatory.

Caramel drizzle doesn't hurt either.

And enjoy.

4 tbsp flour
4 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 egg
2 tbsp milk
2 tbsp vegetable oil
splash of Vanilla.

Stir it all together and microwave for 3 minutes (or less, I'd actually suggest less).
Add ice cream, caramel, and any other toppings and eat immediately.
(If not, your moist mug cake might become a dense mug brick.  I know this because I spent a really long time photographing the final product. I've made mug cakes before and they are SO good right out of the micro!)

Linking up with Jessica! 
Have you tried any Pinterest Projects lately? 
Then you should too!


  1. Sounds yummy! I love mug cakes too. So much better than having a whole cake laying around. Visiting from Pinterest Kitchen.

  2. I think it was a good call picking Jessica's mug- though I like that mine was in the running. ;-) And I really liked the artsy shot at the end with all the mugs in the background. I've made this cake before and loved it (I added mini chocolate chips to mine, so it was even more chocolatey!). Very awesome (and dangerous) PinterTest!

  3. I love everything about this! Plus, your stuff is super cute. I'm always afraid to try mug cakes, so thanks for paving the way ;)

  4. Oh my goodness! Now, that's my kind of baking! :) This may have to be my breakfast, um... I mean dessert... yeah, because I never eat cake for breakfast. ;) P.S. Just started following your blog after seeing Lesley Z's mug awesomeness. :)

  5. I seriously did not need this recipe. Mugs and cakes, what's better? The answer is nothing.

  6. I would like your mug to make me 10 mug cakes. Spice cakes, extra spice. Tomorrow. So we can see Holland's mug. Please and thank you.

  7. YUM! And I have that same mug! except now it sits in front of my Mac for storage. The handle had broken off a while back. =/

  8. Cindy and I were just talking about making these...
    because we ran out of the instant ones from Cost Plus!
    UGH... I'm going to really have to try it now!!
    Looks so yummy!!!

  9. This is perfect my my three little boys! They'll love it! Thanks for sharing.

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