Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Cupcakes in 60 seconds?

As you know, I love cupcakes.  I've tried them everywhere in NYC and I scout them out on vacation.  So I know you aren't the least bit surprised to hear that I literally jumped for joy when my dad told me about this new cupcake recipe that only takes 60 seconds to make.  Bonus: You don't even have to turn on the stove!!

 Are you up for the challenge?

You will need two boxes of cake mix - one has to be angel food cake, but the other can be any flavor your heart desires.  I wanted strawberry.
Open both boxes and sift the mix into a bowl.  The angel food cake didn't take long to sift, but I had a bit of trouble getting the strawberry mix through the sifter so I eventually gave up on sifting it.

 After everything has been sifted, stir the two mixes until well combined.

Place 1/3 cup of the mix in a mug and mix with 3 tablespoons of water.
After the batter is mixed, place the mug in the microwave for 60 seconds on HIGH.  You may need to adjust by a few seconds depending on your microwave. 

The cake will look spongy when you take it out of the microwave.  Just flip the mug over on a plate and the cupcake will slide right out.
Let it cool for a few minutes before icing it.  The cake is pretty tasty on its own, but the icing added just the right touch of sweetness.
ENJOY :)

Here is the recipe that my dad sent to me.  I believe it was passed on to him by a co-worker.

Individual Microwave Mug Cakes
Ingredients:
    1 angel food cake mix (type that says "just add water")
    1 cake mix (any flavor of your choice)

Mix both mixes together (sift both) and store in a Ziploc bag or other container.  To make a cake, put 1/3 cup of mix in a coffee mug (safe for the microwave).  Add 3 tablespoons of water and mix.  Cook on 100% power for 1 minute. Flip cake onto a plate and fill mug with water (makes it easier to clean up).  Cake can be served plain or topped however you like it.

Possible toppings: caramel sauce, chocolate sauce, frosting, ice cream, etc.

Reba and I made this tad healthier version with rice whipped cream topping.  Check out her awesome blog here!

These cupcakes are definitely a quick and easy treat.  The best part is you don't have to make 24 of them all at once.  It's perfect if you just want a quick treat for one or two people!  Plus, using the mix 1/3 a cup at a time allows you to spread out the goodness over a longer period of time.  Definitely going to be snacking on these for the next few weeks!

Which flavor you would combine with the angel food cake mix for a fast and yummy dessert?


Andrea :)

4 comments:

  1. Oh yum! I am going to have to try this!

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    1. Let me know how yours turns out :)

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  2. This looks delicious!

    I'd have to go with lemon!

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    1. Great choice! That is what I plan to try next :)

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