It's exam week at my school next week!
But in this new role reversal as a teacher, I am looking forward to exams. Exams let me catch up on marking, and maybe even actually have a life. Something most of my students don't think I have (and almost rightly so at the moment).
But I don't have any free time yet. Right now, I'm marking, tutoring other students, and creating a HUGE batch of retests for my students, so that they can practice every kind of math concept that I could possibly throw at them during their final exam.
Maybe I do deserve that "Best Teacher Ever" mug that one of my students gave me last week.
(and maybe I should have used that mug for this mug cake)
I must admit, I didn't really want to microwave strawberries. I thought that strawberries should either be eaten fresh, or that they should be baked in a sort of cake or pie. Microwaving them is almost a blasphemous idea.
But boy was I ever wrong.
I have made this mug cake at least 4 times this past month, but I have been too busy to post it.
(Obviously not too busy to make it... it literally takes less than 5 minutes to make)
One of my favorite things to do with this mug cake is put the icing that I put on top of this mug cake, and eat it when it's warm.
I will be sure to make this one more time before exams begin. My excuse: I need the energy to make it through the week!
Not that I really needed an excuse..
Strawberry Mug Cake
What you'll need:
- 5 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 3 tablespoons oil
- 2 strawberries, each cut into small pieces
- Combine all of the ingredients except for the strawberries into a microwave safe mug until mixture is smooth.
- Carefully fold in the strawberries.
- Microwave for 1 1/2 minutes and see if it's done. If not, microwave for an additional 30 seconds.
Adapted from Kirbie Cravings
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