Monday, December 16, 2013

Cake in a Mug - Gluten and Dairy Free

I tried something a little different tonight.  I really wanted to make a simple cake in a mug but am not able to eat wheat or dairy.  I searched online for some sort of recipe/guideline and then made some adaptations.  Here's the recipe I found: http://newsresults.blogspot.ca/2010/12/cake-in-cup-recipe-microwave-cake-in.html.  I used it as a guideline and used what I had available to me.

I wouldn't say that my substitutions were perfect but with some more tweaking in future attempts I think it can get there.  Overall I was very happy.

I used about 4.5-5 TBSP gluten free vanilla cake mix, 1 TBSP of cocoa, 3-3.5 TBSP of sugar.  1 egg.  4 TBSP of coconut milk, 1.5-2 TBSP of extra virgin olive oil (although I'd like to try using coconut oil sometime).  I think I'd use a little less of the cake mix in the future (maybe the 4 TBSP the recipe I found calls for) and get some coconut sugar or use honey or maple syrup in sugars place.  Also, use a LARGE mug.  I used a large mug and still had it spill over the sides some.  Perhaps to be on the safe side and make clean up easy put the mug on a plate before microwaving.  I think there's probably some room to play around with this and still end up with a successful cake in a mug that suits your needs/wants/limitations and still tastes good enough to eat.  



Thursday, June 20, 2013

100 Ideas - Keri Smith Inspired Post #20

62. Write an entry in your journal in really LARGE letters



This concludes the swap.  It was a lot more effort then I originally anticipated and I had hoped to finish it before partners were even assigned.  I, however, am quite talented at procrastinating and putting things off and so it's rewarding to just have finished it before the deadline.  I think I need to do more little things like this.  Get in touch with my creative side more.  It was a lot of fun and a great experience.

100 Ideas - Keri Smith Inspired Post #19

76. Draw the sun


100 Ideas - Keri Smith Inspired Post #18

46. Write in your journal using a different medium



100 Ideas - Keri Smith Inspired Post #17

60. Glue a photo of yourself as a child into your journal




100 Ideas - Keri Smith Inspired Post #16

89. Write about some of the doors in your life (hopefully you can read it...)


100 Ideas - Keri Smith Inspired Post #15

71.  Write a list of 10 things you could do. Do the last thing on the list.