I’ve been seeing a recent flood of recipes for coffee mug microwave cooking. Since we don’t have an oven and the weather is miserable, this is perfect. We tried out the chocolate salted caramel mug cake, using Rolos and a little sea salt. In true “wandering academic” fashion, these are our only two coffee mugs, both freebies from the University of Bielefeld math department. None of the apartments we’ve lived in has come with coffee mugs, so they’ve more than earned their keep. Especially now that they can make cake happen.
I split one serving between the two mugs. It’s not a lot per person, but the cake started to pop out of the mug at the end of the microwave cycle. Larger mugs will be needed for further investigation. Perhaps that’s how we’ll know we’ve made it in life – being able to afford the right size of cup to hold our microwaved treats.