Ree Drummond gives her easy caramel cake a unique topping
Ree Drummond likes the simplicity of the mug cake, a dessert that only takes 90 seconds to cook in the microwave. The pioneer woman The star’s decadent chocolate and caramel cake also gets a unique topping – and it’s not frosting, whipped cream or ice cream.
Ree Drummond discovered the simplicity of mug cakes
Drummond has a number of mug cake recipes. She first wrote about her chocolate mug cake recipe in a 2016 blog post on The pioneer woman website.
“The next time you’re craving a chocolate cake, remember you can have a ‘slice’ of it in under five minutes!” she wrote.
Drummond went on to explain how dessert is life changing. “Have you ever had such a craving for chocolate cake that you’ll just die if you don’t get a piece within five minutes? Well I have. Many, many times,” she shared.
The pioneer woman star continued, “And that’s where this little treat comes in! If you haven’t yet discovered the Pinterest joy of baking a 90 second chocolate cake in a mug…well, your life is on. about to change.
She added, “Pssst. This is a rich little cup of wonder! Share it with a friend or loved one.
How to make Ree Drummond’s chocolate caramel mug cake recipe
Drummond showed how to make his easy chocolate caramel cake on an episode of The pioneer woman. “For a sweet treat, I’m going to make a favorite…and it’s so easy,” she said. “It’s a chocolate cake that you just mix in a mug and microwave.”
She combined sugar, flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, chopped pecans, milk, vegetable oil and vanilla in a micro cup -waves. “It takes absolutely no time to whip this up with things you probably already have in your pantry,” noted the Food Network host.
Drummond offered an easy hack for the best results. She wiped the inside of the cup with a damp paper towel. “I want to wipe that off because if you put it in the microwave with all that on the sides, that residue will burn and give the cake a little burnt taste,” she said.
The pioneer woman star added chocolate chips and caramel candy pieces, then placed the mug in the microwave for 90 seconds.
She added a decadent topping before serving. “If I’m just making a regular chocolate cake, I’ll often make soft whipped cream and put it on top or over ice cream, if you have it,” she said. “Or – marshmallow creme works well too.”
Drummond added: ‘It’s kind of a weird ingredient to put on a microwave cake. Microwave mug cakes are a little weird on their own, so why not? »
She drizzled caramel sauce on top and noted how the marshmallow would melt from the heat of the cake.
The full recipe is available at Food Network website.
‘The Pioneer Woman’ star’s mug cake gets great reviews
Drummond’s mug cake is a winner, according to reviews from the Food Network site.
“Oh wow…I’ve done this many times and I’ll keep going!!” one reviewer shared. “Such a quick and delicious treat for two. Thanks, Ree, for another wonderful recipe!
Another reviewer noted, “I made quite a few kinds of mug cakes in my search for my favorite, and this one takes the cake (no pun intended hehe) by a lot!! Pecans and chopped caramels knock it out of the park.
They added: “Topping it with vanilla ice cream was a pro move. My husband and I shared one and it was a perfect portion. Bookmark this one to do it again and again!”
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