Sweet Treats

Happy National Sticky Bun Day! Our readers know how much we enjoy celebrating food holidays – and how could we not? It’s basically giving us license to indulge! We love enjoying a little something sweet at the end of a long day but we don’t love the mess and prep time that can often accompany baking. That’s why we decided to compile a list of some of our favorite sweet snacks that can be made using our microwave drawer. These are all super simple to create and don’t require an oven! Perfect for those late nights when our sweet tooth is aching and we just don’t have the patience for baking.

Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake

We had to include this recipe on National Sticky Bun Day. We love sticky buns because althoughcinnamon-roll-mug-cake-94 they are technically meant for breakfast, these are sweet enough to be enjoyed no matter the time of day. Grab an oversized microwave safe mug and combine flour, white sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, fat free milk and vegetable oil. Whisk all ingredients together until combined. In a separate bowl combine brown sugar, cinnamon and butter to make the cinnamon swirl. Pour the cinnamon swirl over cake mixture in a circular motion so it makes a swirl pattern. Cook in the microwave for about one minute. While the cake is cooking combine butter, cream cheese and powdered sugar to make the frosting. Remove from the microwave, top with frosting, and of course enjoy!

Lemon Fudge

It’s pretty obvious by now that we love microwaveable mug recipes but Microwave-Lemon-Fudge-Lady-Behind-The-Curtain-1sometimes we want to mix things up a little bit! This delicious and easy lemon fudge also is made in a microwave, no mug required! Simply combine white chocolate chips, milk and butter in a microwave safe bowl and cook on high for 1-2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. Remove from the microwave and stir in lemon extract and small amount of yellow food coloring. Pour mixture into a foil lined baking dish and refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours before serving. Optional – top with some sprinkles for added fun!

Red Velvet Molten Lava Mug Cake

Valentines Day may be over, but we are still seeing red with this red velvet mug cake. Bonusred-velvet-lava-mug-cake-13a… it has a molten lava chocolate center – perfect for all the chocolate lovers out there! Combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, buttermilk, fat free milk, vegetable oil, distilled vinegar and 1-2 drops of red food coloring in an oversized microwave safe mug. Mix all ingredients together until smooth and then place two (or three if you’re feeling brave) dark chocolate truffle balls in the center of the batter, making sure to spoon some batter over top so that the chocolate is completely covered. Microwave for about 55 seconds and let cool. Yum!

Next time a craving for something sweet and simple hits consider trying one of these tasty microwavable treats. They require little to no prep time, don’t make a mess and are sure to make even the loudest sweet tooth quiet down.

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