Red Velvet Mug CakeA cake microwaved in a mug? I was highly skeptical, too. But then I suddenly remembered that I'm a working--and, let's be frank, harried--mother who loves sweets, with a husband who loves sweets, and a daughter who loves sweets, so why on earth wouldn't I try this 5-minute snack phenomenon that seems to have swept the nation (or at least college campuses)? I couldn't think of a good reason, either.
SEE MORE: Quick and Easy DinnersSo, using a recipe from Leslie Bilderback's Mug Cakes, I made a mug cake last week. Then another one, the next night. And then another one, the third. It turns out these mug cakes are in fact ridiculously easy. (I'm a grown woman, but I still think it's just so very cool that you can throw in a couple of tablespoons of milk, sugar, flour, butter, egg, and a few other ingredients; stir it all up; pop the batter into the microwave; and--whoop, there it is, out comes a cake! Amazing.) And, the best surprise, Bilderback's mug cakes are actually Read More »from The 5-Minute Cake You NEED to Try