The Baking Issue #1

Lately, I have had this unexplained craving for coffee cake. The dessert tastes delicious but it is sometimes a pain to make in large quantities; be it a problem with not finding all the ingredients, or it's too hard or soft...

Today is Father's Day for most people. I figured since I wanted coffee cake and that it is one of Dad's favorites as well, why not make it for Father's Day breakfast? So, that's exactly what I did. I woke up at 8:15 on Sunday morning and I fed the cat, did a few dishes, and then I jumped online to look for "an easy coffee cake in a mug recipe". I found one right away and thought it looked tasty so I started making it. It was easy, it tasted amazing, and the whole family said it was a hit.

So in honor of the very first Baking Issue, here is the link to Crazy for Crust's coffee cake in a mug recipe:

Grab an apron and your favorite mug, it's about to get messy!



from Crazy for Crust



1. Spray a mug with Pam or other brand cooking spray. (You mostly just want a light coat on the bottom. The sides aren't really a problem.)

2. Add sugar, flour, salt, baking powder, oil, milk, and vanilla. Stir until thoroughly mixed in.

3. Crumble the brown sugar and cinnamon on top.

4. Microwave for just under a minute. (Depending on microwave wattage, you may want to cook it in 15 second increments.)

5. Tastes best when warm, but if you want it cold you could do that too.


~ 1 tablespoon granulated white sugar

~ 2 1/2 tablespoons flour

~ 1/8 teaspoon salt

~ 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

~ 1 tablespoon vegetable oil or plain nonfat Greek yogurt (I used sunflower oil for ours and it turned out just fine.)

~ 1 tablespoon of milk of your choice. (Again, Crazy for Crust suggested nonfat milk but I used whole milk instead and it tasted great.)

~ Dash of vanilla

For the Crumble topping:

~ 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar (This is negotiable. For less calories and a more healthy option, you could switch it out for crushed nuts, diced apple, or craisins. Whatever floats your boat, or taste buds, in this case!)

~ 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

*If you are wanting a filling breakfast, or snack, you may want to double the batter recipe because it does not fill the whole mug. It tastes delicious though.


I hope that those of you who try this recipe enjoy it as much as my family and I did. It really doesn't take much time or effort at all so it is definitely easy to make, even when you don't have all the ingredients on hand.


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Happy Father's Day to all of the incredible dads out there! You mean the world to us!