This week, I am planning to post some of those one serving cakes or other baked treats that are made in a mug in the blink of an eye, using a microwave. I really love the simplicity of a mug cake since all we need to do is to combine all the ingredients in a mug and bake. Besides these mug cakes are the perfect candidates for those quick fix treats when a sweet craving hits suddenly. I had bookmarked this vegan mug cake from Pavani's blog some time ago and this week's blogging marathon seemed like a perfect time to try the yummy treat. She had served it with cream cheese frosting which I let go since the cake itself was too sweet for me.
Ingredients for the cupcake:
1/3 cup all purpose flour
2½ to 3 tbsp. sugar (original version had 1/4 cup.)
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
A pinch of salt
1 tbsp. oil
1/4 cup mashed banana
2 tbsp. milk
1 tbsp. coarsely chopped walnuts
Ingredients for the frosting:
1.5 tbsp. cream cheese
1.5 tbsp. powdered sugar
1 tsp. milk
1 drop of vanilla
(For a vegan version, use vegan cream cheese and soy milk.)
* Add flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in the mug. Combine the wet ingredients and add to the mug. Mix well to combine. Sprinkle some nuts on the top if preferred.
* Microwave on high for 2 - 2½ minutes or until a toothpick inserted at the center comes out clean. (Mine was cooked through and the center portion which looks uncooked is actually a tiny amount of banana pulp that wasn't mashed good.)
* For the frosting: Combine all the ingredients under frosting until light and fluffy. Transfer the frosting into a small Ziploc bag and snip one end. Pipe the frosting onto the cake and enjoy.
These go to blogging marathon #57 under the theme 'Mug Treats' and check here to find out what other marathoners are cooking today.