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Recipe Mugs: A Cup of Coffee Cake & French Toast in a Mug

19 Mar

A little while ago I stumbled on a recipe at Prudent Baby for French Toast in a mug. French Toast! in a mug! It seemed too good to be true–a single perfect serving of French Toast with minimal mess? And then even better, a recipe for coffee cake in a mug! A single serving of coffee cake! in a mug!

My use of exclamation points is probably cluing you in to my state of excitement over these discoveries, but just in case I’m confusing you, let me say: I was really excited. Sometimes you just want a little bit of something, you know? Sometimes all you need is a single serving, especially if you live alone (what is a single person going to do with a whole cake? Nothing that’s decent enough to print, that’s for sure).

Naturally, I had to test the recipes. In fact I tested them twice, just to be sure that they were really good.

And guys, they are.

This is when I had my brilliant idea–what better way to keep these excellent recipes handy than to put them on mugs? I happened to have a stash of plain white mugs, and I happened to have a black Porcelaine 150 marker. It was the simplest project ever–I just wrote the recipes out on the mugs (getting a little creative to make everything fit), let them dry for a few days, then baked them to set the paint and make them dishwasher safe.

Here are my mugs, with links to the original recipes:

2-minute French Toast in a Cup at Prudent Baby

     Notes: I didn’t alter the recipe at all, except that I failed to butter the inside of my mug, which didn’t seem to hurt anything. Also in the future I don’t think I’ll make the egg mixture separately and pour it over the bread–I think I’ll just mix it in the mug, then add the bread and stir it up to coat it thoroughly.

A Cup of Coffee Cake in under 5 minutes at Prudent Baby

     Notes: I altered the recipe very slightly, adding a teaspoon of cinnamon to the cake batter part of the recipe for more oomph. Also, she mentions that it will be hot, and by this she means that it will be really hot. As in, plan to let your cup of coffee cake sit for fifteen minutes to cool before attempting to eat it. Trust me. This is the voice of experience.

Happy Pi Day!

14 Mar

…And happy birthday to Albert Einstein, and hap(pi) birthday to me! (thanks to the clever Sharon for the pun ;)

Here is my day, in pies:

A Reese’s peanut butter cup, a mini cherry pie from Starbucks, delicious chicken pot pie made by my lovely mom for dinner, and chocolate cream birthday pie, with sparkler, made by me!

I used this chocolate cream pie recipe, although I cheated and used a pre-made Oreo crust and my own recipe for whipped cream: 1 cup cream, 2 Tbs sugar, 2 tsp vanilla.

It was delicious.

Valentine: My Heart Bleeds for You Cheesecake & Giveaway

5 Feb

I have a weakness for kitsch, and a weakness for bakeware, and a serious weakness for kitschy bakeware. It’s problematic. But when I saw these tiny heart-shaped springform pans I couldn’t stop myself. I mean, look at them!

Who could resist, right? I tried, but there was no hope. Reader, I bought them.

And I made this adorable little cheesecake.

I want to share my heart with you.

Because I want you to be my Valentine.




My bloody Valentine.

Well, I want you to be my cheesecake and raspberry sauce Valentine, at least. I was really hoping that the bloody ooze would be more dramatic, but oh well. It’s still delicious! I used this recipe from Not So Humble Pie, and half of the recipe for a normal 9inch springform pan fit nicely into my three mini pans.

Want mini heart springform pans of your own? You can find them at Target OR, if you are too busy doing other awesome things to go to Target, you can win a set from me!

To enter, post a link to this blog on Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, your own blog, Twitter, etc., and leave a comment here with a link so that I can see where you posted (each link will be a separate chance to win)–make sure that your comment has an email address! That’s how I’ll contact the winner. You’ve got one week!

The winner will be selected on Sunday, February 12th

all entries must be posted here by noon on Sunday.

Got it?


Happy Valentine’s Day!