By Galleguita on January 26, 2009
Photo by Acadia*
Photo by Acadia*
"This recipe is something I came up with as a quick fix to my sweet tooth one lazy weekend afternoon. So yummy and quick!"
Serving Size: 1 (80 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"I halved the baking soda, cut the sugar down a little bit, and replaced the blueberries with strawberries. Because I didn't have milk in the house, I used three tablespoons half and half and two of water. Then, I cooked it for 1 minute, 45 seconds. It almost--but didn't-- spilled over my largest mug, and came out just a bit undercooked-- a little like a bread pudding.
And it was delicious! Without a doubt best microwave cake I've tried yet."
"I made these using only peaches and in large ramekins. They did boil over a bit, but not a big deal. They were really delicious and I will definitely be making these again. Oh, I also added a sprinkling of nutmeg over the top of the peaches (last step). Thanks for posting!"
"Three stars because it was good but I made a lot of changes. Changes: half ww and half white flour, 3 Tbsp Splenda, and 1/4 tsp baking powder. Seemed plenty sweet with less of the sweetener, so I won't use more than that. I used a 16 oz measuring cup as my mug and am glad I did because it bubbled up almost to that 2 cup mark! I cooked it 2 1/2 minutes and it was still a little gooey at the bottom, but that may be just my microwave. All of that being said, great use for the blueberries sitting in my fridge and a quick healthy snack for me- thanks!"
"Wonderful little cake! I didn't have any problems with it making a mess in my microwave. I did alter it a bit. I put in the 4 Tbs ww flour, 2 Tbs of turbinado sugar, 1 Tbs brown sugar, 1/4 tsp baking powder, a pinch of salt, 4 Tbs milk and about 1 tsp blueberries. After sprinkling it with a little bit of sugar, I cooked it exactly 2 minutes on high in a medium sized mug. I will definitely try this again."
"This cake is amazing with a few modifications. I halfed the recipe and quartered the baking powder and had a nice cake that did not explode. (I also just in case used a quart glass measuring cup.) Since I did not have whole wheat flour or splenda I substitured regular sugar and AP flour straight in. Those who like a batter less sweet may want to cut down the sugar if you try this method. Overall, this is def a quick cake I would make again"
"It was too sweet. All the blueberries fell to the bottom. The mug kept overflowing and I had to add 2:00 minutes to the time. The last two might have just been a high altitude problem. I will not be using your recipe again. It made such a mess."
"This cake exploded (literally exploded) all over my microwave. I think the recipe calls for too much baking powder or something because this did not work. I dumped what was left of the mixture into a cake pan and baked it for a while and it did taste ok, however I will not be making this again."
"Warning - use a large mug! I used a regular mug. I was afraid I wouldn't be able to mix it well, so I mixed the dry ingredients in a ziplock bag, then added it and the milk in parts. It rose above the mug a good 3 inches, but didn't make a mess. I made it exactly as written and cooked for 1.5 min. Next time I'll cut down on the baking poser a bit, and add some vanilla & cinnamon since it was a tad plain. Thanks for a quick snack - just what I needed, from thought to mouth in 5 minutes. Thanks Galleguita!"
"This recipe boiled over a LOT, so I made it again. It wasn't set in the middle when the edges were too hard to eat with a fork. The batter looked too moist after 3 Tbs (soy) milk, so I didn't add all 5 Tbs. Oh, and I used regular sugar instead of Splenda.
The taste was fine luckily, but the microwave directions didn't work. Next time, I'll go back to http://www.food.com/recipe/blueberry-cake-cups-for-two-241458 instead."
"I made this recipe this morning, but I made it more like a blueberry muffin instead of cake (i.e. not so sweet). To do this, I just left out the Splenda. This turned out really good, and I will definitely make it again. However, I think next time I will experiment a bit more and add some vanilla and cinnamon."
"I tried this three different ways - all in a large soup size mug. The first time I followed directions exactly as written. After cleaning the mess out of my microwave, I cut down the amount of baking powder and tried again. Still had a huge mess in the microwave. The third time, I cut all ingredients in half. The final result, after 2 1/2 minutes of baking was a cup of delicious blueberry sauce and batter all over the pan in my microwave. Perhaps my microwave is not the appropriate wattage for this kind of treat. Made for Spring 2009 PAC"
"My first thought when I looked in the microwave after the timer went off was YIKES! Half of the mug cake bubbled out of the mug, all over the mug and inside of the microwave. What a mess! So what made me give this recipe 4 stars you ask? The flavor was incredible! It is delicious and I will make it again, only next time I'm going to use a bigger mug, probably at least a 16 ounce mug. Made for the Spring 2009 PAC."