Have you heard of mug cakes? They are cakes you bake inside a mug! Yep, you read it right! Baked inside a mug and get this.....in the microwave, no less!! WHAT?? That is crazy talk! We just had to try it out for ourselves! So we gathered our ingredients and started our test. Here is what you will need:

{found the recipe here}

a coffee mug **We used a glass mason jar**
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons pudding mix {or cocoa}
2 tablespoons whisked egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons applesauce {or canola oil}
1/8 teaspoon of vanilla
optional:  3 tablespoons chocolate chips, favorite candy bar, or nuts

Combine dry ingredients in a bowl.  Add egg, milk and applesauce {or canola oil} and vanilla.  Mix well.  Add preferred optional ingredients.  Spray a mug with cooking spray and pour mixture into one large mug (or two smaller mugs). Put the mug into the microwave for 1 1/2 – 2 minutes at 1000watts {all microwaves cook differently, be sure not to overcook it, a clean toothpick is a great way to test}.  The cake may rise above the lip of the mug, but no worries, it will drop back down…pretty fun to watch!  Remove from the microwave and let cool for a few minutes…as long as you can stand it!  Turn the mug over on a plate or leave your cake in the mug! Sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy! Best served right away, while still hot and just in case it spills over, place your mug on a plate while microwaving.

As we were pouring our ingredients into the mason jar we stopped at half point and added the chocolate chips. This made it so creamy and gooey! We only baked ours for 1 minute in the microwave because ours runs really hot. 

Ta-Da! Here is our masterpiece!! We were a little reluctant at first about something that only takes about 5 minutes to make and 1 minute to "bake" in the microwave. But have no fear it is very tasty! Hmm....I wonder if these little individual servings will take over the cupcake world! What do you think? You're right, probably not!
**Just so you know, one mason jar fed two adults and two children!**

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 If you decide to try these or any other Mug Cakes, we'd love to hear what you think about them! 

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