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Bake It Til You Make It: Compost Cookie Mug Cakes


For the cake:

  • 2 ½ tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • Up to ½ cup of chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, oats, ground coffee or marshmallows
  • Up to ¼ cup more pretzels, potato chips, crackers


  • In a medium size bowl, whisk together butter, milk, oil, vanilla, vinegar and egg until combined. Whisk in sugars until combined. Whisk in dry ingredients until the batter is smooth. Fold in the fun stuff
  • Divide the batter evenly over the two mugs. Microwave until the cake rises and puffs but is still gooey and glossy on top, 60-90 seconds.
  • Remove the mugs from the microwave and garnish with other fun salty stuff.

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