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Root Beer Mug Cake

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Craving a delicious and easy dessert? This Root Beer Mug Cake is just what you are looking for.  The cake is soft and spongy and has that traditional root beer flavor.  Best part about this mug cake is that you can eat it with or without the frosting! 

I love cake! I love cake so much that it’s dangerous for me to keep it around in the house.  But, you know sometimes that craving for cake just hits you at 10 pm like a freight train.  The last thing you want to do at 10 pm at night is bake a cake right? Well, that’s where this oh so yummy mug cake comes in handy. 

Mug cakes are individual cakes that cook up super fast in the microwave.  You can get your cake fix without all the work!  Plus, you don’t have leftover cake hanging around the house calling your name and threatening to expand your waistline. 

The worst part about this mug cake is once you make yourself one, everyone else in your house will be asking you to make them one too.  Angela always asks me for one, but it’s a great way for us to cook together since this mug cake is so simple to make and doesn’t take a long time. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Root Beer Mug Cake 

Where do I buy Root Beer Extract ?

Root Beer Extract is not easy to come by that’s for sure.  I found this rare flavoring in my favorite shopping place.  Where is this place you ask? Well it’s Amazon of course. The online superstore that makes my heart flutter. I may or may not have a shopping problem at the online giant.  It’s especially great for hard to find baking items like this Root Beer Extract

What should I top this mug cake with? 

You have several different options to top your cake with.  You can use the frosting recipe below, this frosting is so yummy.  You could be a rebel and top your cake with a little chocolate syrup and a sprinkle of powdered sugar.  Want to be extra? Top your Root Beer Mug Cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, then prepare to have your mind blown. It’s like a root beer float in cake form! 

What size mug do I need to make my cake in? 

There’s no need to worry about a special mug for this cake. You can use any regular sized coffee mug that you have on hand. Pull out that favorite Starbucks or Best Mom Ever mug and get ready to make yourself some delicious dessert to help your cravings. 

Root Beer Mug Cake Recipe 

  • 2 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon of Root Beer extract
  • 2 tablespoons of heavy cream/ or milk
  • 6 tablespoons of all purpose baking flour
  • 1 large egg
  • sprinkle of salt
  • 1/4 cup of white sugar

For Icing

  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream 
  • 1 tablespoon of white sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla 

How To Make 

Start by getting a small bowl. Add in your butter, salt, and root beer extract. Add your heavy cream and egg. Whisk it until it’s combined. Now add in your sugar and slowly add in your flour and mix until everything is combined well. 

Now grab a large microwaveable safe mug and fill it half way with the batter. Place it in the microwave for a minute and 15 seconds. Take out and let cook. The cake is done when the sides are easy to pull away from the cup sides. 

Directions for Icing

While the cake is cooking, whip up your icing. I used my mixer because it’s fast and easy. Make sure you are using the whisk attachment. Add in your heavy cream, vanilla, and sugar. Whip up till it creates peaks and looks like whipped cream/icing. 

Root Beer Mug Cake
Yield: 1

Root Beer Mug Cake

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

My root beer mug cake is a delicious dessert to make in your microwave! Gotta sweet tooth? This single serving dessert is what you need!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon of Rootbeer extract
  • 2 tablespoons of heavy cream/ or milk
  • 6 tablespoons of all purpose baking flour
  • 1 large egg
  • sprinkle of salt
  • 1/4 cup of white sugar

Instructions

Start by getting a small bowl. Add in your butter, salt, and root beer extract. Add your heavy cream and egg. Whisk it until it's combined. Now add in your sugar and slowly add in your flour and mix until everything is combined well. 

Now grab a large microwaveable safe mug and fill it half way with the batter. Place it in microwave for minute and 15 seconds. Take out and let cook. The cake is done when the sides are easy to pull away from the cup sides. 

Notes

Link for Root Beer Extract: https://amzn.to/2SXCciu (This is an affiliate link.)

For Icing:

1/2 cup of heavy cream 

1 tablespoon of white sugar 

1 teaspoon of vanilla 

Directions for Icing:

While the cake is cooking whip up your icing. I used my mixer because it's fast and easy. Make sure you are using the whisk attachment. Add in your heavy cream, vanilla, and sugar. Whip up till it creates peaks and looks like whipped cream/icing. 

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