Strawberry Mug Cake

30 May 2015

Strawberry Mug Cake

Strawberry Mug Cake


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).



Strawberry Mug Cake


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)


Strawberry 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.


Strawberry Mug Cake


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



Strawberry Mug Cake
printable recipe

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

Directions:

  1. Combine all of the ingredients except for the strawberries into a microwave safe mug until mixture is smooth.
  2. Carefully fold in the strawberries.
  3. 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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24 comments:

  1. Omg this is seriously my dream dessert!! Cannot wait to try it out :)

    Chels
    chowdownbythebay.blogspot.com

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  2. That is so lovely one of your students gave you a mug, and what better to use it for than mug cake? More specifically that lovely concoction above - delicious! Love the colours too :D I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend, and get your holidays soon soon :) xx

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  3. This might be too dangerous to have at my fingertips to make in such a short time...strawberry shortcake is my favorite dessert of all time and this just might be too handy to have that on hand at all times, lol. Looks good. I will give it a try...seems like a whole lot of sugar, is that measurement right? Thanks.

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    1. I did use that much sugar. This mug cake is quite indulgent. I have also tried it with less (3 tablespoons) which was good too, but it all depends on how sweet you like your cakes.

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  4. This recipe might be my new favorite thing- looks so easy and delicious! :) - Sarah

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  5. This recipe might be my new favorite thing- looks so easy and delicious! :) - Sarah

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  6. I heart mug cakes! Have never tried with strawberries - is winter here in Sydney so we are strawberry-free #boo Will make this when the berries are in season.

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  7. I used to teach high school, and I totally remember exam time! I also remember spending hours grading all the exams, and I think this strawberry mug cake would be a requirement to help get through the grading! And there is a nice long break coming (hopefully), too!

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  8. love quick mug cakes,this looks very tempting!

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  9. What a wonderful idea! I've only seen the chocolate version before but this one with fresh strawberries is really calling to me. We are having our grandsons over on Thursday and I think I'll make one for each of them too :) Good luck with exam week!

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  10. Ah this looks delicious! I love strawberry season!

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  11. I love anything with strawberries and wouldn't be able to resist this cake!

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  12. This mug cake looks delicious! It's a great way to satisfy a sweet treat attack. Yum!

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  13. I LOVE mug cakes! They are dangerous but just what life calls for some times! This strawberry one sounds and looks YUM!

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  14. I can't imagine what would happen to strawberries in the microwave, but if you say it's a good thing then I trust you!

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  15. Yum, strawberries in mug cake! Love the idea -- thanks.

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  16. I love how easy this is! Love mug cakes :)

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  17. Yes mug cake is one that can satisfy my cake craving when no one does. :)

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  18. What a delicious, quick treat! I love that this can be whipped up at any moment.

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  19. absolutely delicious ! I love strawberries!!!

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  20. OMG, this mug cake looks awesome...especially with fresh strawberries...
    Have a great day Cathleen

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  21. I have a freezer loaded with strawberries waiting to be consumed. How inspired!

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  22. Thank you so much for your visit. You have such a tasty blog. It's making me hungry.

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  23. Charming read! And the mug cake looks delicious! My daughter is High School teacher. Her school is out for summer so she is less stressed right now...except that she recovering flu and missed some fun already. Have a wonderful summer!

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