Exploding Spiced Orange Mug Cake Recipehttp://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/241522-ideal-protein-recipes-pix-finland-22.html
- Ideal Protein Orange Drink
- 50 ml water (about 1/5 cup)
- 1 egg white
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 tsp sweetener
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- pinch of cinnamon, cardamom, cloves or pumpkin spice mix
Pumpkin Spice Mix Recipe
- 1/3 cup ground cinnamon
- 1 tbsp ground ginger
- 1 tbsp ground nutmeg
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 1 1/2 tsp ground allspice
- Put the drink mix in a big mug
- Add the water (it should be a slightly watery pudding consistency, just enough to be able to mix easily
- Beat the egg white until stiff
- Add all the other ingredients to the mug and mix
- Put in the microwave on top of a big plate
- Microwave for approximately 2 minutes
ReviewI didn't have any pumpkin spice on hand, but really wanted to try this recipe. I googled and quickly found a few version of pumpkin spice mix, and made the above mix (in about 1/4 of the quantity).
Having read about the explosions and mess that these mug cakes can create, I approached this recipe a bit cautiously. I also didn't have a really big mug that I could use, so I decided to split the recipe into two, one half going into a regular sized mug, and one into a glass bowl. I also read that it is helpful to microwave at 70% instead of full power, and open the door once or twice when the mixture looked like it was about to overflow. Following those tips, I was able to make this recipe without any mess!
The two cakes looked moist, and the smell was divine. It really smelled like a pumpkin pie was in the oven on Thanskgiving! The cakes came out quite easily from the mug/bowl, although they were a bit crumbly.
My first bite was everything that I expected and more. I loved the orange flavour mixed in with the spicyness of the cinnamon/ginger/nutmeg. The texture was nice, moist but still crumbly. The warm cake was satisying on a cool fall day. The size was a nice treat, getting two little cakes for just one IP package.
However, I waited a bit to eat the second cake. It was not warm anymore, and became quite dry. It was very crumbly and I needed water to wash it all down. I added a bit of Walden Farms Pancake Syrup, and this really helped.
I may try to be brave next time and cook it all at once. And definetely to be eaten while still warm.