Mug Cakes: 100 Speedy Microwave Treats to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

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Satisfy your sweet tooth instantly with a microwave cake baked in a mug.
 
Mug Cakes contains one hundred quick and easy recipes that are ready in a matter of minutes! Why reach for store-bought mix that takes up to an hour to bake? Let Mug Cakes show you how to make a quick, tiny batter to mix in a mug with a fork! They are the perfect personal ...

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Overview

Satisfy your sweet tooth instantly with a microwave cake baked in a mug.
 
Mug Cakes contains one hundred quick and easy recipes that are ready in a matter of minutes! Why reach for store-bought mix that takes up to an hour to bake? Let Mug Cakes show you how to make a quick, tiny batter to mix in a mug with a fork! They are the perfect personal serving size when you don't feel like baking an entire cake or pan of cupcakes.

With dozens of mouthwatering recipes, there is something to please every taste. It's all here, from basic Buttermilk Cake, Red Velvet, and Carrot Cake to fancy Chocolate Caramel Fleur de Sel. Let the kids try their hand at S'mores and Root Beer Float cakes. Then send them to bed and try the liquor-infused recipes from the Adults Only chapter (Irish Coffee Cake, anyone?). There are recipes for cake lovers with special dietary needs, and even noncake recipes like mug puddings, pies, and cheesecakes, when you get tired of cake (yes...it can happen!).

So if you've got five minutes to spare, grab a mug, mix up a mug cake, and satisfy your dessert craving ASAP!

 

 

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"What could be more fun than making a superfast delicious cake in a CUP? Mug cakes! The concept is utterly unintimidating! As a pastry chef I appreciate what a brilliant idea Leslie Bilderback has hatched---easy recipes that promise sweet comfort and instant reward. There's room for creativity in her quick delectable recipes. Grab a cup and make a cake!" ---Janet Rikala Dalton, former executive pastry chef of Wolfgang Puck's Postrio and dessert consultant

From The Critics
"What could be more fun than making a superfast delicious cake in a CUP? Mug cakes! The concept is utterly unintimidating! As a pastry chef I appreciate what a brilliant idea Leslie Bilderback has hatched—-easy recipes that promise sweet comfort and instant reward. There's room for creativity in her quick delectable recipes. Grab a cup and make a cake!" —-Janet Rikala Dalton, former executive pastry chef of Wolfgang Puck's Postrio and dessert consultant
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781250026583
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 8/6/2013
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 60,252
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

LESLIE BILDERBACK is a Certified Master Baker and a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. She began her career as a pastry chef, and played a major role in several of California's most well-regarded and innovative restaurants, including Sedona, Postrio, Zola's, Angeli, and Georgia. She is also the author of eight books in The Complete Idiot's Guide and Everything series. Leslie has been profiled by The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and Culinary Trends Magazine, and was a winner in season three of Food Network's Sweet Genius.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1.) Mug Cake Basics
Mugs
Mixing
Microwaves
Flour
Eggs
Dairy
Sugar
Salt
Chocolate Vanilla Nuts
2.) Classics
Yellow Mug Cake
Brown Sugar Mug Cake
Buttermilk Mug Cake
Red Velvet Mug Cake
Banana Mug Cakes
Strawberry Shortmug Cake
Carrot Mug Cake
Oatmeal-Raisin Mug Cake
3.) Fancy-Schmancy
Victorian Rose Mug Cake
Apple-Rosemary Mug Cake
Caramel-Fleur De Sel Mug Cake
Sticky Toffee Mug Cake
Lemon-Thyme Mug Cake
Green Tea Mug Cake
Chocolate-Pasilla Chile Mug Cake
4.) Kids' Stuff
Moon Pie Mug Cake
Fluffernutter Mug Cake
Orange Dreamsicle Mug Cake
PB and J Mug Cake
Root Beer Float Mug Cake
S'mores Mug Cake
Sno-Ball Mug Cake
5.) Adults Only
Amaretto Mug Cake
Pina Colada Mug Cake
Irish Coffee Mug Cake
Espresso Mug Cake
Better-Than-Sex Mug Cake
Orange-Grand Marnier Mug Cake
Pink Champagne Mug Cake
6.) Choc-O-Rama
Devil's Food Mug Cake
Mexican Chocolate Mug Cake
Black Forest Mug Cake
Chocolate Mayonnaise Mug Cake
Deep Dark Chocolate Mug Cake
Chocolate Turtle Mug Cake
Chocolate-Raspberry Mug Cake
White Chocolate Mug Cake
7.) A Little Fruity
Black Cherry Mug Cake
Citrus-Bay Laurel Mug Cake
Applesauce Mug Cake
Strawberry-Rhubarb Mug Cake
Carmel Pear Mug Cake
Ginger-Peach Mug Cake
Plum-Sage Mug Cake
White Chocolate-Key Lime Pie Mug Cake
Persimmon Mug Cake
8.) Nuts To You
White Chocolate-Macadamia Mug Cake
Hazelut-Nutella Mug Cake
Black Walnut-Black Pepper Mug Cake
Coconut Mug Cake
Marzipan-Almond Mug Cake
Sesame-Cashew Mug Cake
9.) Celebrate!
George Washington Mug Cake
Shamrock Mug Cake
Passover Flourless Chocolate Muf Cake
Red, White, and Blueberry Mug Cake
Caramel Apple Mug Cake
Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake
Choco-Peppermint Mug Cake
10.) For the Sensitive Ones
Chocolate Mug Cake
Cocoa-Banana Mug Cake
Sesame-Ginger Mug Cake
Agave-Lime Mug Cake
Almond-Lavender Mug Cake
Sour Cream, Apple, and Pecan Mug Cake
Sweet Potato Mug Cake
Orange-Chocolate Mug Cake
11.) Not Exactly Cakes
Lindy's Style Mug Cheesecake
Mug Bread Pudding
Mug Rice PUdding
Basic Pie Dough
Apple-Cheddar Mug Pie
Boyensenberry Mug PIe
Pumpkin Mug Pie
Peach Crumb Mug Pie
Seven Layer Mug Bar
Blondie Mug Bar
Lemon Bar Mug
Mug Cake Mixes for Giving
12.) Toppings and Garnishes
Fruit Sauces
Chocolate Sauce
Vanilla Frosting
Cream Cheese Frosting
Chocolate Fudge Frosting
Chocolate-Sour Cream Frosting
Penuche Fudge Frosting
Sweetened Whipped Cream
Vanilla Glaze
Chocolate Ganache
Caramel Sauce
Hard Sauce
Lemon Curd
Candied Citrus Peel
Candied Nuts
Streusel
Sauteed Fruit
Glossary
Common Food Substitutions
Common Food Approximate Volume Equivalents
Acknowledgments
Index
 

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  • Posted August 19, 2013

    I am much more of a salty/carbs type of girl, but sometimes you


    I am much more of a salty/carbs type of girl, but sometimes you just want something SWEET!! I don't like to make big cakes and desserts very often as we usually don't end up finishing them (I hate throwing half a cake away!), and we don't like for any of us--including our kids--to have a lot of sugar. These are perfect. Super quick and easy, and just the right amount to give everyone a little something sweet. Lots of great combinations. I tried the yellow cake first as I figured if the very basic of basics didn't come out right, it probably wasn't going to go well on the fancier ones! The whole famiy loved it! Most recipes make enough for two mug cakes which split nicely between the 6 of us. The cake was moist and had a great flavor. It's probably a tad heavier than a regular cake, but not by much. The chocolate mayonnaise cake was everything it should have been. I'm ready to branch out now. I just made the Nutella Cake. Oh my, my my!! A MUST for anyone that likes Nutella! I'm thinking of trying the lemon thyme cake next.

    This is such a fun book! Lots of lovely flavors with something for everyone. Many recipes for toppings and garnishes, and a section of "not exactly cakes" that includes Lindy's-Style Mug Cheesecake (can't wait to try that one!), Pumpkin Mug Pie, Lemon Bar Mug and more. Definitely a sweet little book to add to my favorites shelf!

    I received a copy of this book from St. Martin's Press for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2014

    I've made three of the recipes so far and they turned out great.

    I've made three of the recipes so far and they turned out great. Very nice to be able to make a little snack like this without making an entire cake and with very little effort. Book also includes recipes for one or two servings of frosting and other toppings, which is great.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2014

    Looks good!

    I will enjoy making these cupcakes! They look delicious!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 18, 2013

    Just look at that cover-yum!

    I was so excited to get this book but I never got a chance to try any of the recipes out because in the classic excuse of my dog ate my homework.... my cat vomited all over the book! I had left the beautiful, yummy looking book on my bed. I had been browsing through it before leaving for work. Unfortunately my eldest cat decided to spew all over my bed and book while I was at work which gave it ample time to soak through all the pages. The book was a total loss. I'm debating buying another one. How could you go wrong when the cover looks so deliciously good? Mug cakes in minutes and in your microwave! How cool is that? Pretty darn cool!

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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