mug cakeDoes someone need a special treat today? Might that someone be you? We love these cake-in-a-mug recipes we keep finding. They're so simple and quick, and they make just the perfect amount. But for a change, here's a non-chocolate mug cake. How about some spongy vanilla yellow cake -- with a few ideas for variations since it's such a versatile flavor. This is another one you make in the microwave. You're just minutes away from celebrating your happy un-birthday!

Yellow Cake in a Mug via Sparkpeople

Ingredients:

2 tbsp flour

1.5 tbsp sugar

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/8 tsp salt

2 tbsp milk

3/4 tbsp oil

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

Mix all of the dry ingredients together. Now add in the milk, oil and vanilla. Spray a little bit of PAM into your coffee mug. Pour the batter into mug. Bake in microwave at high power for 1 minute. If the cake is not completely cooked, bake for 15 second intervals until it is done. 

Ideas for different flavors: Bake yellow cake and when its ready, cut in half. Sprinkle some cinnamon sugar in the middle. If you are going to eat the whole thing, replace the top part and sprinkle more cinnamon sugar on it. Add in .5 tsp coffee (instant or regular) and .5 tsp cocoa. Add 1 tsp cocoa to batter.

Number of Servings: 2

 

Image via Bianca Morales/Flickr