The best part? It takes a minute. A literal minute. Sixty seconds. One turn around the clock.
I found this idea through Pinterest, specifically from this sweet site. I squealed and vowed to try it that very night, as I had a hankering for something sweet, though I had nothing in my house. I adapted it from the original recipe and re-titled it (befittingly, as you'll see in a moment).
Do you want to know how to make a real, live cake in 60 seconds? Of course you do.
Here's what you need:
|Lovely tablespoon of brown sugar.|
|Half a teaspoon of baking powder, not to be confused with baking soda.|
|Heaping tablespoon of flour.|
|2 heaping tablespoons of raspberry chocolate spread|
Here's the deal: I used the Raspberry Chocolate Spread from Pampered Chef that I won in a giveaway. Cassie used peanut butter. I had none on hand (what??) so instead of throwing a real, live tantrum like I was inclined to do, I poked through my fridge and deemed it an appropriate substitute.
Let me tell you, it was SO appropriate.
Another thing that Cassie did differently: she used a ramekin. I have but one ramekin that I may or may not have stolen from Chili's on accident.
(Who am I kidding...I wanted to take the ranch home. I love their ranch dressing.)
Anyway, I used the stolen ramekin and I believe karma was catching up with me because this is what happened the first time I made this using a ramekin:
I learned that night that I will scrape food off the microwave dish. I will swipe my finger across it, I will even lick it.
It wasn't my proudest moment.
However, from that moment on I used a tall coffee cup, and the name Coffee Cup Cake was born.
(That my friends, is called a digression.)
After assembling the ingredients, go ahead and whisk 'em real good.
By the way, I wanted to get a live shot of me whisking my cake but found I could not do it one-handed, the picture nor the whisking. How does the Pioneer Woman do it? Her kids, maybe? Hmm.
After you whisk, coat a tall coffee cup with baking spray. I love Baker's Joy.
You give the coffee cup a little kiss and tell her you'll see her in a minute.
Look at that. Beautiful. It's hard to tell but she's filled up three quarters of the cup.
Normally, I will just take the coffee cup and a spoon straight to the couch and live it up. But for you guys, I decided to show you Coffee Cup Cake in her full glory.
I made a simple frosting from powdered sugar and milk, no measurement required.
I drizzled it over my Coffee Cup Cake.
Look at how moist and soft it looks. The texture is perfect.
|Perfect to the last bite.|
Go forth and microwave.
And many thanks to Cassie of Back to Her Roots for inspiring this post. Please visit her blog; you won't be disappointed.
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