Monday, November 15, 2021

MONDAY RECIPE POST - STRAWBERRY VANILLA MUG CAKE WITH VANILLA BUTTERCREAM GLAZE

This is a recipe I have had in my collection for a long time, but haven't made it in a while.  The glaze looks darker in my photo as I added extra vanilla.  It was good but I might go back to the original measure next time.  Also this mug cake was more than enough for the two of us.  It comes from Averie Cooks and you can find her recipe at this link: here.


Strawberry Vanilla Mug Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Glaze

Makes one mug cake.  

1 tablespoon of butter, softened
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 
3 strawberries strawberries, diced (you can use frozen)


In a medium bowl combine all the ingredients (except strawberries), and whisk until batter is just smooth.  Don't over-mix.

Gently fold in your strawberries.

It was suggested to use cooking spray but I left this step out and it seemed fine, but use your largest mug as it volumes up quite a bit when cooking.  Fill only half way.

Put your batter into the mug and for the first time I would suggest keeping  an eye on it just to make sure it's not going to spill over in the cooking process.  It wasn't a problem for me but I have one of those extra large coffee mugs.

Microwave on high for 75 to 90 seconds or until done.  Microwave cooking times can vary but mine took 75 seconds.

Carefully take out of the microwave using your pot holder or oven gloves.  

If you are going to use the glaze it is easy enough to whip it up while the mug cake is cooling 

Vanilla Buttercream Glaze

1 tablespoon butter, melted
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon of cream or milk

Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl, except for the cream or milk, and whisk.  Next add the cream or milk.  If it's too thick add a drop more.  This depends on how thick or thin you like your glaze.

Spoon over the mug cake while it is still in the mug and allow the glaze to soak in.  

If you want to remove the cake and put it on a plate as suggested in the recipe, it would probably be a good idea to use that cooking spray before you put the batter into the cup.  If it still doesn't come out easily once cooked, carefully use your dinner knife and run it around the edge of the cake to loosen it from the cup. Once the mug cake is unmolded onto your plate, you can pour the glaze over the top.  

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What did we think of this recipe?  Loved it, not only for the taste but for the portion control and convenience of an easy and fast breakfast/dessert.

I would definitely suggest reading Averie's recipe to see all her suggestions, and of course to look at all those other delicious recipes.

When I had my first bite it reminded me of the summer steamed puddings my mother used to make when I was a child, but she used English Custard instead of a glaze.  It was always served as dessert on the weekend, after our evening meal. 

For those of us who are counting calories, the cake without the glaze works out at approximately 359 calories, with the glaze it is a little bit more at 576 calories, but not so bad if you share and Gregg and I ended up sharing. 

Delicious and a definite keeper.  Thanks Averie!







36 comments:

  1. I have yet to make a mug cake - but this looks like a good place to start.

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    1. It is very good Sue, I think you would enjoy it :) Please let me know what you think if you make it, I would love to hear your opinion on the recipe.

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  2. I saw the photo in my reader, and log title. I was really hesitant to click and read knowing just how much I would want to try it. We have some leftover gingerbread to finish and the next dessert ...this!!!

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    1. That's great Anni, and gingerbread is so good :)

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  3. Hello,
    The cake look and sounds delicious. I never tried making a mug cake, sounds interesting. Have a great day and a happy new week!

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    1. Thank you Eileen, they are fun and so easy to make for a small portion :) You have a great day and continued happy week also.

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  4. I've heard of treats baked in a mug, yet never tried one. This really looks good, Denise, and since we are choco-holics I am wondering if some cocoa powder added in the batter would produce a chocolate version.

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    1. Hi Dorothy, I am sure a little chocolate powder would go great. I have in fact just found a chocolate lava version and aim to try that soon :)

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  5. Sounds yummy. I've made the 1-2-3 cakes in a mug. Those are super simple

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    1. Thanks for the tip Ann :) I just checked out some 1-2-3 recipes and they all look soooo good!

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  6. That sounds absolutely delicious. Unfortunately, I don't have any large mugs.

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    1. Thanks Gigi, I bet you could make this in two small mugs and adjust the timing a little.

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  7. This looks so good, love the cooking time!

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    1. Thanks Christine, I love the cooking time also :)

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  8. This sounds good (minus the strawberries which do not agree with me). I have a microwave 'steamed' pudding recipe which is also delicious.
    Hope all is well Diane

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    1. Thanks Diane, I have substituted other fruit in this recipe, which might be better for you :) Love steamed puddings!

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  9. i just printed this and will try it with my gluten free flour and my stevia brown sugar and see how it goes, this could be a breakfast for me.

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    1. I hope you like it Sandra, let me know :) I might try substituting for family and friends who need gluten free. This would be great for breakfast.

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  10. Looks yummy. I've never made a mug cake but it's intriguing.

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    1. They are fun to do Ellen, I don't make them all the time but have made them for us when we have a sweet tooth thing going on. Always enough for the two of us as we just want a little taste :)

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  11. Mug cakes are so versatile, and this does look yummy.
    We like many of the lower carb ones, which are better for Eddie and his Type 2 diabetes.

    Have a lovely week, I can't believe it's mid-November already!

    All the best Jan

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    1. They certainly are Jan :) Have you published any of those low-carb recipes? I would love to have one in my folder just in case. You have a lovely week and I also can't believe we over half-way through November already. All the best to you too.

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  12. Wow, does that look good and easy. What a lovely way to make a little something sweet.

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    1. Thank you Martha Ellen, it is very easy and tasty :)

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  13. Love the idea of portion control -- that is my downfall. After all these decades, sometimes I still forget and cook as if I were feeding an army (otherwise known as our four kids and often a friend or two!)

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    1. Me too, and it's nice to have something like this at times. I often used to be asked if I was cooking for an army ;) And I would say lots of leftover meals and they will go into the freezer for a no cooking day. But in the meantime...

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  14. This sounds good and easy...I would not have the strawberries, but when in season, that would be no problem.

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    1. There are days when easy is nice :) I think you could probably use frozen strawberries in this too.

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