By Lynn Andriani
Photo: Teri Lyn FisherThe Gourmet Mug Cake
There are endless variations on the five-minute dessert phenomenon known as the mug cake-but here's one you probably haven't seen yet. It combines caramel and fleur de sel, so you get a hit of sweet and a subtle saltiness, too (fleur de sel's flavor is more delicate than that of other salts). This recipe, from Leslie Bilderback's Mug Cakes: 100 Speedy Microwave Treats to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth, makes two cakes, and the impressive finished dish belies the easy prep: You pour the batter into mugs, microwave for 30 seconds, top the cakes with caramel candies and cook for a minute more.
Get the recipe: Caramel-Fleur de Sel Mug Cake
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