Recipe for the New Leslie Wish It Microwave Mug Cake


One of the coolest things about microwave mug cakes is that, when the inspiration (or the snack attack) strikes, you can invent  a new one.

Thus, I was inspired late last night to invent the  Leslie Wish It Microwave Mug Cake. The  Leslie Wish It Microwave Mug Cake was named after Leslie Levine, a fellow publicist and author of several important books including Wish It, Dream It, Do It: Turn the Life You’re Living into the Life You Want (Simon & Schuster/Fireside).

Anyway, Leslie’s book cover (along with my gurgling stomach, at 10:00 last night, I’m sorry to say) reminded me of bananas … which is possibly the most perfect late-night fruit because it makes you think of tropical islands, warm breezes, and luscious aromas. In short, bananas are inspirational and inspire sweet dreams, just like Leslie’s book — especially if you eat them in an almost-midnight (and,, for me, 10:00PM might as well be midnight) snack.

Here, without further ado, is the Leslie Wish It Microwave Mug Cake recipe. Enjoy it!

Leslie Wish It Microwave Mug Cake

1 egg
2 tablespoons banana yogurt
1 tablespoon oil
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
4 tablespoons light brown sugar
2 tablespoons instant banana pudding powder (not prepared)
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 tablespoons whole wheat 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’ve 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 six 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 MMC is done.

Wait 2 minutes, then run a butter knife along the inside of the mug, and tip the cake into 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.

Fancy stuff: Frost the whole Leslie Wish It Microwave Mug Cake with banana yogurt, or split the MMC in half, and frost each half individually (in which case you’ll end up with two separate MMCs — or you can reassemble the frosted halves to create a layered MMC). Decorate, if you wish, with sliced bananas.

2 Responses to “Recipe for the New Leslie Wish It Microwave Mug Cake”

  1. Thanks what a fun recipe. I suppose this recipe can be made with a different flavor of yogurt like strawberry and then so it could be strawberry banana flavor.

    Good Luck,

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  2. A great idea for future recipes this. Thank you for sharing it. Have you noticed how so many people appear to be cooking again? I wonder if the lack of funds due to the current climate has something to do with it and we all appear to be cooking again! its great!

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