Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Super Simple Cupcake Recipe -- For The MICROWAVE?!?

A few days ago I stumbled upon a recipe for single-serve microwave cupcakes and proceeded to put it on Pinterest thinking it might be something good for John and his lunches. This afternoon I mixed it up and to my amazement they were actually really good ... even though I don't seem to be able to follow directions and did my own tweaking to make three cupcakes instead of one. After we devoured those and John went to bed and Tom to work, I decided to make another batch as a test run for Friday's lunch .... and this time I took my camera phone with me!

Mix 45 grams (about 5 Tablespoons) cake mix, 1 Tablespoon yogurt (the first time I used Yoplait Splitz Rainbow Sherbet -- this time Dannon Toasted Vanilla Coconut) and 3 Tablespoons soda (the original called for soda water ... I found a bottle of Sprite that was purchased accidentally and used that).
I scooped about 1/3 of the batter out of the bowl and added some red coloring to it.
I started layering them in the cupcake papers in my silicone (and badly stained) muffin pan. First white, then red, then white. Instead of the three I got the first time I only got two this time. Shrugged that off, microwaved on high for 90 seconds, let them cool a couple of minutes before popping the microwave open and realized why I only got two .... and here's why:
 DO NOT FILL THE CUP!!!! The bottom one was filled just over half full ... the top? Obviously too much (about 3/4 full, probably). Once I removed it from the pan and got it frosted, though, you would never know what a mess it was.
And once John unwraps his at school Friday he'll see the fun stripes (just like the Cat's hat ... more or less)!

(Sorry about the whacky coloring differences!)

This is definitely going to be a regular recipe in our house now.
Can't wait to try it out with different flavor combinations of soda/yogurt/cake!

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  1. You are awesome! Thanks for posting this. I will have to print up this recipe and make it for my minions. This looks much easier than baking some and setting off my fire detector again.

  2. Totally going to start using these!!! Taia often needs a single cupcake when someone has a birthday at school and brings cupcakes! Or when we go to a party we take our own dye free cup cake! Thanks for sharing!