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    Default Foods you can cook in a coffee mug- anyone else love these?

    I had a revelation a few months ago when my friend and our boss were discussing desserts and boss shared a recipe for a made-in-a-mug chocolate cake that was actually good. She created a monster.

    Last night I had this chocolate chip cookie in a cup and for dinner tonight I had quiche in a mug (skipped the cream cheese, added a handful of shredded cheddar, and needed to double the cooking time.) I like that things-cooked-in-cups are quick single servings.

    Any other good recipes?
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    I used to make cake in mugs. I'd get a box of red velvet mix and a box of angel food mix. Mix the two together. Then I would pour some into a mug, add a little water, pop it in the microwave and voila! Cake cup!!
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    OMG! How have I never heard of this before???? DOOD!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by supershorty628 View Post
    I want to try, um, all of these.
    Aaaaaand that's where I got last night's dessert and tonight's dinner! The cookie in a mug is great as-is; I noted some modifications I made to the quiche above. I am not really sure what the cream cheese would add to it (I didn't use it, and it was fine) but I bet it would be really good with a handful of shaved parmesan instead of the cheddar I used, and a handful of spinach would also be a good addition.

    Here's my mug cake recipe for those interested:

    Oil (or butter, or non-stick-spray) your cup. This is important.

    Put 3 tbsp flour and 1 tbsp each of white and dark brown sugar along with 1tsp baking soda; stir well. Add a glug of vanilla, 1 tbsp oil, and 4 tbsp milk (3tbsp if you like dense cake.) Add 1 tbsp cocoa powder. If you are using bitter cocoa, add another 1/2 to 1 tbsp sugar of your choice. Stir in ground coffee to taste. Add nuts if you like them. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top. Nuke for about 2 minutes, depending on your microwave; I'd start with a minute and a half and work your way up. The chocolate chips won't melt completely.

    Note that I don't really 'do' recipes, so all of these quantities are sort of approximated and I do use heaping spoonfuls instead of levelled; but they work for me. My friend says this is missing salt. I think she's crazy, but you may find you want to put some salt in. Another friend says this is too much baking soda and hers tasted of it. Your mileage may vary.
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    For those that don't do sweet, try a small can of low sodium V8, add that much water again, add a dribble of straight vinegar or italian dressing and that was cold soup for lunch.

    Now having microwave oatmeal for supper, the dog's favorite.



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    Default 3-2-1 cake

    I've seen the cake Allicat described as 3-2-1 cake. I box any flavor cake mix plus 1 box angel food cake (apparently that's the important part). Mix together in a bag and store. When you want cake, get 3 tablespoons of that mix, plus 2 tablespoons of water, and 1 minute in the microwave.



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    Love these!
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    I make instant mashed tators in a coffee mug along with stuffing too.



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    Well, I make oatmeal in a cup every morning, but I never even thought of these. My world just changed. I'm blaming you if I get fatter from eating cake in a mug every day now!



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    My first thought is: "why?"

    Don't you all own bowls? Spoons, forks, etc. tend to fit better in bowls...

    silly me, i guess.
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    Why? 90 seconds to cake in a mug!


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