Saturday, June 22, 2013

Strawberry Midnight Cake-in-Mug (Vegan and Gluten Free)

This recipe came from a midnight (okay it was 10 pm) craving for cake. All the mug cake recipes I've seen have been for chocolate cake and I have to be in the right mood for chocolate cake. Last night was a strawberry cake kind of mood. 

  • 10 Tablespoons flour (I used gluten free all purpose flour, but you can use whichever type you would like)
  • 4 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 3 Tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
  • 6 Tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 plump strawberries
  • 1 mug :)

  1. Mix the dry ingredients directly in the mug with a fork (no need for extra dishes, it is midnight after all)
  2. Stir in oil, vanilla and water and mix thoroughly.
  3. Cut up two strawberries into small chunks. Stir into the batter.
  4. Microwave on high heat for 2 to 3 minutes, checking every 30 seconds after the one minute mark. You don't want to over-bake.
  5. Cut up the remaining two strawberries into slices. Place on top.
  6. Enjoy your midnight snack!