Thursday, March 11, 2010

A true Cup Cake

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If you are a long time reader, you may remember I used the recipe for a chocolate cake baked in a cup as a favor (see post here). I was catching up on a blog that I have not had a chance to catch up on in a long time, Muffin Tin Mom, and she posted about a whole cookbook of microwave-cake-in-a-cup recipes. Yum. If you go to Microwave Mug Cakes there is a sample recipe for a Blueberry Muffin cake. I love that for the most part, with very little planning ahead, you can throw together a little treat for yourself (or drop by visitors) in no time at all. Most of the ingredients you can find in your fridge or pantry and of course everyone has coffee mugs. Peruse through her blog and there are a few more recipes as well. And although I love to bake, I hate that most recipes bake way more then my husband and I should eat. With a cup cake you don't have to share or feel guilty for scarfing the whole thing. This cookbook is perfect to have on hand to make you the most prepared hostess but would be totally cute to use at a little cooking party where each kid could pick what kind of cake they want to make and keep the mug as their favor. The book is available via several online retailers, including Barnes and Noble for around $11. I think it is time that I bring up that my birthday is just around the corner...Family, take note, a wishlist is slowly forming.

Cupcakes and Cutlery Approved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am now the proud owner of this book and have gotten to flip through the pages. A wonderful friend/relative, Leigh, sent it to me - she certainly knows the way to my heart. This book is full of delicious sounding recipes. I have yet to try any (every night I think is the night and then I fall asleep...maybe I will try it at lunch today :) but they sound like perfection. Would be a perfect hostess gift, gift for college age kids, bachelors, well every one!!!! Buy it!

1 comment:

Carole said...

Ryan is constantly picking through the cupboard post dinner for a 'treat' and I am really not one to make us a full blown dessert everynight...because I like to fit into my clothes. And like you said, every recipe makes way more than we should eat. This idea kills two birds, one Ryan can have a reasonably sized dessert on the fly and I have exactly one thousand mugs...horder alert. great idea.


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