Tuesday, September 28, 2010

2 Minute Microwave Maple Vanilla Abomination Cake

My mom is a fabulous cook. For real. She loves to bake and cakes must be her favorite thing. She runs a small (and growing) business selling cakes to ravenous clients with impeccable taste. She has been writing more blog posts than usual recently and one of her recent posts inspired me to write one of my own on baking! I myself am a magical wizzard of baking. Recently I made a couple of delicious single serve cakes... in the microwave! I call them... 2 Minute Microwave Maple Vanilla Abomination Cake. My microwave cakes are of the vegan kind so you won't find any silly eggs or such nonsense here.

Vanilla Cake Ingredients:
vanilla extract (I'm lucky enough to have some homemade vanilla extract my mom made!)
baking powder
baking soda

If you have cocoa powder, raisins, walnuts, dried fruit, extract of whatever (rum, lemon etc.), cinnamon, peanut butter, strong coffee or maple syrup kickin' around... You're in luck! You can have chocolate cake or a combination of any of these.
Mix these ingredients together in a small bowl, enough for one person. You've made cake before... You can judge when it seems like a good mix! As long as you don't skimp on the oil or sugar and it gets that slighty 'cripsy/foamy' texture when you stir the mix due to the rising agents, you're good. Use a non-stick spray to generously coat the inside of your favorite microwave safe mug and spoon in the batter. Bake in the microwave for up to 2 minutes, then let cool. It will be hot!

Maple Icing Ingredients:
icing sugar
almond milk
maple syrup

Stir these all together. If you're into a runny icing that will soak into the cake like a sponge, use more milk. If you're into a thick sugary icing, use more sugar, maybe even regular granulated sugar instead of the icing type, though you might be slightly out of luck as well unless you're willing to whip some butter in there. If you want chocolate icing, use cocoa instead of maple syrup. If you want cinnamon icing, add that. Et cetera. Another fun idea is to use jam for cake topping, such as raspberry or strawberry. Stab your cake with a fork, you might even want to give it a 'light fluffing' with the fork since it's so hot and that will help cool it down quicker. Stabbing your cake will put some little holes in it for the icing to seep into. Pour the icing onto the cake.
The fun thing about this cake is that it turns out different everytime since I can't be bothered with measuring! Eat it out of the mug with a fork and you will only have 1 mug, 1 small bowl, a spoon and a fork to wash! Enjoy :) Next time I will reveal my secret Bachelorette Style Bean Ketchup Peanut Butter Recipe! (For when you eat by yourself at home or have little time to cook)


  1. I've been a great admirer of your cooking/baking abilities for a long time. You are fearless in the kitchen and very creative; the perfect ingredients for amazing food! Your cake looks delicious! Thanks for another creative idea and a fun read.

  2. Anonymous11:44 AM

    Ha! You cook like me. I'm off to make this, but instead of frosting I'm just gonna pour syrup on the top.

  3. Haha, awesome! Another suggestion (instead of the maple syrup which is fantastic) is to use your favorite jam! Since I've moved to my new home in Sydney I have no microwave so sometimes I bake little cakes and make sure to not use a recipe :P