1 Minute Gluten-Free Vanilla Mug Cake Recipe
Dessert doesn’t have to be fussy to be delightful. This light and airy gluten-free cake is the perfect example—only a few ingredients and just a minute or so in the microwave and it’s ready. Double the recipe for 2 perfectly proportioned desserts for a romantic evening by the fire. Vanilla bean paste elevates the vanilla flavor without undue sweetness. If you don’t have vanilla paste on hand, substitute pure vanilla extract.
Top with Wine-Soaked Prune Sauce, if desired. This recipe can be made egg-free; see instructions.
1 Minute Gluten-Free Vanilla Mug Cake
- 2 tablespoons butter or Earth Balance Buttery Sticks
- ¼ cup gluten-free all-purpose flour blend of choice
- 2 tablespoons cane sugar
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon milk of choice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or pure vanilla extract
- Place butter in a large mug and heat in the microwave until melted, about 40 seconds. (This greases the mug.)
- In a small bowl, whisk together flour blend, sugar and baking powder.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together egg yolk, milk and vanilla bean paste.
- Stir wet ingredients into dry mixture. Add melted butter, stirring until ingredients are combined and batter is smooth.
- Pour batter into greased mug and smooth the top with a rubber spatula.
- Place mug in the microwave and cook on high 60 to 80 seconds (more if necessary). Cake is done when the top no longer appears wet and the cake pulls away from the sides.
TIP: Microwaves vary, so watch closely to make sure your mug cake doesn’t burn. If it’s tough and dark brown on the bottom when it’s removed, it’s overcooked.
Wine-Soaked Prune Sauce
- 20 pitted prunes
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup red wine or spiced apple cider
- ½ cup cane sugar
- 1 cinnamon stick
- Place all ingredients in a saucepan and heat over medium-low heat. Liquid should cover the prunes, so use a pan that isn’t too wide.
- Simmer prunes, stirring regularly, until they become very tender and start to fall apart a bit, about 10 to 15 minutes. (If prunes are very dry, this may take longer.)
- Once cooked, set aside to cool slightly. Remove cinnamon stick. Serve warm.
Originally published in Gluten Free & More
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