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101 Recipes for Microwave Mug Cakes ~ Review and Giveaway

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So, you all probably remember my review and giveaway for the gluten-free Microwave Mug Cakes. Well, for those of us who are not on gluten-free diets I have some exciting news!!
Stacey Miller, the author of 101 Recipes for Gluten-Free Microwave Mug Cakes has generously offered to give away her other book, entitled 101 Recipes for Microwave Mug Cakes! I was very excited that Stacey wanted to work with me again and that I was sent a recipe book to review.
In case you do not recall, Microwave Mug Cakes are single serving cakes that are put into a microwaveable coffee mug, microwaved and ready in less than 10 minutes. It is an idea that I had never heard of and was very excited about. How many times have you found yourself craving a dessert but didn't want to make a whole cake? I don't have alot of people in my family so it doesn't make alot of sense to make a huge cake...because I would probably eat it all by myself and THAT would be down right embarassing. :)
As soon as I received my recipe book, I dove right in and tried a recipe! I was so very excited!!!

I chose to try the Baked Apple Vanilla Microwave Mug Cake
1 egg
1 Tbsp. applesauce
1 Tbsp. oil
1/8 tsp. vanilla extract
1/8 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
4 Tbsp. light brown sugar
2 Tbsp. instant vanilla pudding powder (unprepared)
4 Tbsp. all purpose flour

Prepare mug by coating the inside lightly with cooking spray.
Mix the ingredients in a small bowl. Beat egg first with a spoon and mix in other liquid ingredients. Then add dry ingredients and mix until you have removed all the lumps.
Pour the batter into the mug (do not fill more than halfway) and smooth the top with a spoon. Thump mug firmly on the tabletop 6 times to remove excess air bubbles. Place mug on top of a microwavable small plate or saucer.
Bake for 3-4 minutes. Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick in the middle of the microwave mug cake and removing the toothpick. If the toothpick is dry, the cake is done.
Wait 2 minutes, then run a butter knife along the inside of the mug, and tip the cake onto the plate. Position the mug cake so that the slightly rounded top is on top. Your microwave mug cake will now look like a slightly overgrown muffin.
I had to laugh when my mug cake was done. After I inverted it onto the plate, mine looked more like a log than a muffin! HAA!!!

I also made a slight modification to the recipe. I did not have any vanilla pudding on hand so I used chocolate instead...oh, and I threw in some chocolate chips too. It was VERY good. Topped with whipped cream, my daughter and I enjoyed our dessert together!

So, in my opinion...101 Recipes for Microwave Mug Cakes is a FANTASTIC cookbook! I love all the recipes that are included and the ease in which you can create a delicious dessert in such a short amount of time!

Stacey has offered to give away one of these recipe books to one of YOU! Check out the entry options below for a chance to win!

Mandatory Entry:
Visit Microwave Mug Cakes and tell me which of their recipe books you would love to try. You do not have to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email where you can be reached should you win. If you do not leave an email address, it must be where I can easily find it. This giveaway is open to US residents and will end 12/20 at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be chosen using random.org and will be notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be selected.
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3. Tweet about this giveaway. Leave a comment with the link. 1 tweet per day. 1 comment per day.
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5. Blog about this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link. 2 entries, so 2 comments.
Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I did receive a free 101 Recipes for Microwave Mug Cakes cookbook for review purposes All quotes are from the Microwave Mug Cakes website and email. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

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  1. I only found the two books on the site and I don't need the gluten free (thankfully), so I would go for the one you are giving away. It sounds like an awesome choice and the nice thing is, you don't have an entire cake sitting there tempting you! Just a perfect size.

    Thanks for having the giveaway

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  2. I only found the two books on the site and I don't need the gluten free (thankfully), so I would go for the one you are giving away. It sounds like an awesome choice and the nice thing is, you don't have an entire cake sitting there tempting you! Just a perfect size.

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  7. I would love to win the Original 101 Recipes for Microwave Mug Cakes! This is a wonderful idea! You can make a single serving and everyone can make the flavor of their choice! How fun!

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  8. I would love to win the Original 101 Recipes for Microwave Mug Cakes! This is a wonderful idea! You can make a single serving and everyone can make the flavor of their choice! How fun!

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  69. Ohhh!! What a book!!!! I only saw two books on their site? So I want the non glutten free version of this book!

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  70. This would be a neat (and cheap) gift idea. to buy someone a new mug and put a tiny birthday cake inside. Hehe.

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  71. This would be a neat (and cheap) gift idea. to buy someone a new mug and put a tiny birthday cake inside. Hehe.

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