I wanted to start off this post by thanking everyone so far with all of the guest posts that have been circulating around here for the past couple of weeks. It has helped me out tremendously so that I can put my attention on my family. The latest on my mom’s condition is unknown. Right now we have some doctors that are saying the brain tumor is growing and another that is saying its dead cells from her proton radiation treatment. We are all just holding on for some hope at the moment.
Today I have Kristen, one of my all time favorite bloggers, guest posting for me today. She has a lovely blog called Dine and Dish. Kristen is always sharing fun recipes that all families can enjoy. Shaun and I personally loved her buttery beer bread recipe and check out this cake. I highly recommend you go check out her site.
Hi all! I’m Kristen from the blog Dine & Dish. I’m so happy to be over in Meagan’s beautiful space and am happy to meet you all.
If any of you follow Dine & Dish at all, it is fairly evident that I’m a bit of a Starbuck’s addict. You can especially tell from my Instagram account that I have a tendency to run through the Starbucks drive thru for my #ShotofCoffee on a regular basis.
I had never really ventured beyond coffee at Starbucks, but recently they had a menu item I just couldn’t pass up… Chocolate Cinnamon Loaf. There is just something about the combination of chocolate and cinnamon that does me in…I can’t resist it!
However, I knew pretty quickly that my hips and my wallet couldn’t make Chocolate Cinnamon Loaf a habit…spending what I do on lattes in a week was bad enough!
So, what does a food blogger do when they want something bad enough, but don’t want to pay for it? Well, they make a version they can enjoy at home! And what does a blogger do who isn’t interested in having an entire cake sitting around her house, because she knows she’ll eat the entire thing? She figures out a way to turn what she wants into a single serving mug cake. The best part? It takes 5 minutes… in the amount of time I spent in the drive thru, I can have a hot, chocolate cinnamon mug cake all my own!
5 Minute Chocolate Cinnamon Mug Cake
Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons high-quality cocoa
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1 pinch Kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 egg, beaten
1 Tablespoon vanilla
1 Tablespoon applesauce or vegetable oil
Powdered Sugar and Ground Cinnamon for topping
Whisk together dry ingredients in a microwave safe coffee cup (one that holds at least 8 ounces is best).
Stir in egg, vanilla and applesauce until well incorporated. Scrape down the sides as you stir so all the ingredients get mixed together.
Place in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes.
Remove from microwave and top with a sprinkling of powdered sugar and ground cinnamon. Serve warm.
recipe by Kristen at Dine & Dish