Carrot Cake Mug Cake

Easter is coming.

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It’s time to break out all things Easter!

Yesterday, we bought a HUGE tub of Jelly Belly jelly beans from Costco. Sooooo good. I don’t know about you, but that combo of SUGAR and ARTIFICIAL FLAVORING and DYES really gets me. Especially the Strawberry Jam flavor… oh man.

Carrot cake 1

Another favorite Easter food of mine is carrot cake. Who doesn’t like carrot cake? Probably a lot of people actually, but I am not one of them. I mean, there’s SUGAR and CINNAMON and CREAM CHEESE FROSTING. I’m mentally drooling just thinking about it. Cream cheese frosting is THE ONLY frosting in the world that is worth my time. Period.

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This carrot cake mug cake is deeeeeelishus. And it’s H-U-G-E. As in, I made this for breakfast (when I am starving) and I could barely finish it. HUGE, I’m tellin’ ya. HUGE.

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Carrot Cake Mug Cake

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 Tbsp raw sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • pinch salt
  • pinch each cinnamon, nutmeg, and dry ginger
  • 1/3 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/3 cup milk of choice
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp vinegar

Directions: In a small bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients, not including the carrot. Add the remaining wet ingredients. Scoop into a greased mug or ramekin and microwave for a minute and half. Frost with this icing or this one.


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-Emily

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5 thoughts on “Carrot Cake Mug Cake

  1. I have to try this! Never done a cake in the microwave and carrot cake is my favorite! What is the vinager for? Never put vinegar in a cake mix either!

    • The vinegar is a trick I learned from Chocolate Covered Katie (LOVE) and basically what it does is it reacts with the baking soda, like a science-project volcano. The bubbles that are created REALLY help make whole wheat baked goods a lot fluffier and softer. And please don’t don’t DON’T be put off by the microwaviness of it all… it still tastes super good!
      -Emily

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