HOP IN THE KITCHEN

Acadian Groove Canadian Maple Porter Microwave Cake

Author: Colin Enquist

Date: May 20th, 2015

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes

AcadianCakeSometimes recipes just need simplicity. I can't think of anything more simple than making a brownie in a mug. Or a variation of that, as this isn't quite a brownie.

Think of this recipe as a last minute dessert option for when you need to whip something up for a couple friends. You will likely have all the ingredients needed already on hand.

This is also a really good late night snack, especially if you want to drink the rest of the beer. You could also make beer whipped cream to top it.

This recipe makes one Flying Monkey's Acadian Groove Canadian Maple Porter Cake in a mug for one person but it's perfect to make two and share the remaining beer with a friend.

For more optional items try chopping up 2 Thai chilies in it to give it a spice, or a spoonful of chocolate chips for those looking for more chocolate in your microwave cake.

Ingredients

1 empty coffee mug
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
pinch of salt
1 tbs vegetable or canola oil
1/4 cup Flying Monkey's Acadian Groove Canadian Maple Porter
vanilla ice cream
1 tps blueberry balsamic (or another fruit flavour you think goes well with vanilla/maple)

Directions

Mix all the powdered ingredients for the cake together. You can make it in a bowl and pour into the mug if you want the mixing to be a bit easier, but it also creates more dishes, so that is your choice. Add the beer and oil, proceed to mix very well.

Microwave on high for 1 minute 50 seconds.

Each microwave will have a sweet spot and it may take making this recipe a couple of times to pinpoint the exact sweet spot. If you are cooking two mugs full at the same time I'd suggest starting at 3 minutes. It is not worth cooking three at once, the results aren't as good.

It's easy to serve this just in the mug itself but if you want to have presentation for friends plates, take a knife and work your way around the edges of the cake, all the way to the bottom of the mug. Give it a couple shakes and the cake should fall right out. Depending on the mug it might break in half as it comes out and that is okay. Put your balsamic on the middle of the plate and tap it firmly with the base of a spoon to make the small splatter pattern. Break the cake apart and place on the plate (careful it will be hot). Place a scoop of ice cream beside it and you've got an easy dessert that everyone will love.

If you are serving in a mug just put the ice cream on top and add a balsamic on top.