Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Brownie Caramel-Swirl Mug Cake - A great gift idea!

I'm always looking for cute gift ideas for the holidays, and I recently came across some fun recipes for small desserts made in a mug in the microwave. What a neat idea! All you have to do is get a microwave-safe mug, provide the pre-measured dry ingredients in the mug, and attach directions stating the wet ingredients the person needs to add and how long to microwave it for. FUN, RIGHT? YES! I used a yummy recipe for Brownie Caramel-Swirl Mug Cake from Kin Community as my base. There are other recipes for "mug cakes" and "mug muffins" all over the internet. I've provided links to two others at the end. 

Blend these dry ingredients with fork then pour in a little baggie. Tie it off, and then place baggie in microwave-safe mug:

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons hot chocolate mix of choice
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
3 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips (or other of choice)
Caramel candy (like a Kraft caramel)

Type directions to mix these wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Attach directions to mug. Wrap mug and mixture in clear wrapping:

Add following ingredients to dry ingredients 
in the mug and blend until smooth:

3 tablespoons almond or other milk
3 tablespoons oil (can reduce to 1 Tbsp)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Microwave on high for 90 seconds.
Let cool for 2 minutes before eating.

Brownie Caramel-Swirl Mug Cake (original recipe)

Other mug cakes and muffins:

GooeyBrownie Chocolate Mug Cake for One
(from The Kitchen Whisperer)

(from Betty Crocker)