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It was 9:00 in the morning. Skating birthday party at 10. Wrapping gift. Making card. Getting breakfast done.
Packing lunches for the predictable pizza fest that would ensue in the next couple hours for a bunch of 10-year-old boys. But not my boy. He’s allergic to milk, and I have to make his own safe food, always.
Then it hit me. “Jeff, did you make cupcakes?”. Ooooops, we forgot to make safe cake!
Now it’s 9:15. Thirty minutes to show time.
Quick, THINK! It was time to revisit the microwave mug cake idea. I’d been wanting to create this recipe forever.
And there was no better time than the present.
I pulled up our dairy-free and egg-free cake recipe and started cutting down the measurements bit by bit. Tweaked a little here and tweaked a little there. And kept tasting the batter until it was good to go. Remember, no egg. Eat the batter! 🙂
Using larger ramekins (affiliate), I ended up with a recipe that made two little cakes. Seriously, how cute!
Why a ramekin when mug cakes are all the rage?
Well, at a birthday party with a dozen boys, I know my son would be horrified eating cake out of his mother’s coffee cup. The ramekin is super discrete and no big deal. We threw the ramekin cake in a rubber maid container (affiliate) with his own plastic fork, great for travel.
I will love having this recipe on hand, now, and the kids can make cake whenever they want! If you don’t have frosting in the house, a little powdered sugar sprinkled on top will do you well.
And hopefully the next time YOU forget to make safe cake an hour before a birthday party, this will save you, too.
DAIRY-FREE, EGG-FREE 1-MINUTE MICROWAVE CAKE
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tbs cocoa powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp vinegar
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup water
1 Tb oil
2 pinches of salt
Mix ingredients together. Grease 2 large ramekins or 4 small ramekins with dairy-free butter. Fill ramekins half full with batter. Microwave large ramekin cakes for 1 minute or small ramekins for 30 seconds. Let cool and top with frosting or powdered sugar.
If you decide to do the oven instead of the microwave, the cakes will take 15-20 minutes. Done when a toothpick comes out clean. Enjoy!