I love a good no bake dessert, especially when it’s hotter than blazes outside! Turning on the oven to bake a cake, cookies, or anything else when it’s 95+ degrees, is not my first choice.
Mug cakes are a great no bake dessert perfect for hot weather!
These mug cakes are super quick to make, take just a few simple ingredients and can easily be changed for individual likes. We see mug cakes, brownies, and muffins all over the place these days. I think it’s safe to say, most people are at least familiar with the concept.
I love the fact that you can easily personalize mug cakes with very little effort. We all want different things on different days. With these you can easily change each person’s mug cake to fit their particular craving of the day!
The trick to these is two fold – always generously spray your mug or glass you are making the cake in AND always stir your ingredients well before putting the mug in the microwave oven!
Although I love the microwave for mug treats, I simply don’t use it for cooking or baking. So this is a very rare occasion for me. I will be making mug cakes and other mug treats again with different flavor combinations. Stay tuned.
Keep in mind you can easily make mug cakes a little more upscale by simply modifying your ingredients to suit adult taste buds a little better. The ingredients you add are up to you! A few of my favorites are a tablespoon of good quality chocolate or a favorite flavor of coffee creamer.
You could even add a little rum or Grand Marnier for adults who like alcohol in their desserts. Of course, using a prettier mug (or vessel for your cakes) is always an option on those days you want something just a little prettier.