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Two Sisters, Serial #35 and Coffee Cake in a Mug

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Time to get practical. Want something really quick, easy, tasty, and simple to clean up? R&R has you covered with this Coffee Cake in a Mug.

While you’re waiting for your coffee or tea to brew, grab another mug, mix together the ready-at-hand ingredients, pop it in the microwave, and have yourself a warm and comforting sweet to go along with your coffee or tea. And this fast coffee cake works anytime–breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

So give it a try. What do you got to lose? Two minutes time and one coffee mug in the dishwasher? Sounds foolproof to me.

And while you’re at it, take a look or listen to Two Sisters, Serial #35. This is the final serial of the novel, and its a short epilogue, which really could double as a short preface–and was in fact part of the preface in an earlier draft. So even if you haven’t been following along, take a few minutes while you’re enjoying our quickie coffee cake and listen to or read these few pages. Might pique your interest just enough to prompt you to check out some of the earlier segments!

mug coffee cakeCoffee Cake in a Mug

For the cake:

3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour

1/8 teaspoon baking powder

pinch of salt

2 teaspoons granulated sugar

1 Tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons buttermilk or milk

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 Tablespoon unsalted butter, melted

For the nut topping:

1 Tablespoon chopped walnuts

2 teaspoons brown sugar

pinch of ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon water

coffee nut cake for one

First, make the cake by combining the flour, baking powder, salt, and granulated sugar in a microwave safe coffee mug. Slowly mix in the buttermilk, vanilla, and melted butter until a smooth batter forms.

In a separate bowl, make the nut topping by mixing together the walnuts, brown sugar, cinnamon, and water. Spoon this topping on top of the cake batter. Microwave the cake on high for 1 minute. Continue to microwave the cake in 10-second intervals until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean. (Mine took about 1 minute 30 seconds.)

Remove the cake from the microwave and allow to cool slightly. Serve the cake warm unadorned or a la mode.

Makes 1 mug cake.

nut coffee mug cake

{Adapted from Kroger}

Click below to listen to or read Serial #35 of “Two Sisters”.

Two Sisters, Serial #35, audio © Jeffrey Anderson

Two Sisters, Serial #35, text © Jeffrey Anderson


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