You need that cinnamon roll flava, stat, so whatcha gonna do? Make these!
Got a wicked craving that ya need to curb quick? Yeah, we get it. Which is why we're cooking up cinnamon bun mug cakes…in the microwave. Three minutes and you'll have a hot mug of love, oozing with cream cheese icing and swirled with oodles of cinnamon.
So, I came across Cooking Classy's superfab Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake and found it so brilly, I decided to make one of my own.
I went ahead and added a few twists to the original. It's easier than ever with ready-to-go Betty Crocker spice cake mix. And maybe we added a middle layer of icing. Because what every cinnamon roll needs is a second layer of frosting, ya dig?
Start by pulling a quarter-cup of mix out of a box of Betty Crocker Spice Cake. This is such a fun recipe because you can make one serving at a time, then save all the fixings for later, and make another one (or two! or three!) whenever you choose.
Whisk a 1/4 cup of applesauce into the cake mix.
Then add a teaspoon of cinnamon and gently swirl the cinnamon into the batter just slightly.
Spray a mug with nonstick baking spray.
Then, spoon half the batter on the bottom of your prepped mug. Top with a spoonful of Betty Crocker Cream Cheese frosting.
Then, top it with the rest of the batter. Use a knife or the back edge of a spoon to gently smooth the top of the batter into a nice, flat top. Make sure all the frosting is covered with the second bit of batter, then zap it all in microwave for 2 minutes (or maybe a little longer, depending on your microwave). You'll know it's done when the cake rises toward the top of the mug, and the center springs back when touched lightly.
Now ice your cake with a bit of Betty Crocker Cream Cheese frosting. Just pipe it right out the edge of a snipped zip-top bag.
Then, serve immediately and ENJOY!
Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen, where she shares crazy simple, healthy family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's profile to see what she cooks up next!