Mug Cake

Sometimes I just want to eat something sweet. This morning was one of those times. I love Danish Pastry, and that is what I craved. But the only store bought pastries that work for me, with comprehensive labels, come in packages of four or six. I cannot purchase in individual pastry. Herein lies the problem. If I buy four, I will eat four. If I buy six, I will eat six. If I buy one, I will eat one. I only want to buy one, which I cannot do. So instead, I found a recipe for a mug cake, skipped the Nutella, added a dollop of peanut butter, and a dollop of raspberry jam, then sprinkled chocolate chips over it, and baked it in the microwave. It hit the spot, scratched the itch, quenched my craving.

I am careful of sugar laden treats, as I feel sugar contributes significantly to my high blood pressure. I’m not sure it works this way for everyone, but I certainly found it to be the case, after monitoring my diet and my blood pressure daily, for more than a year. I love sugar, but it is something I have to be very careful with. My mug cake had a total of two tablespoons, or six teaspoons, of sugar in it. That is my daily quota! So today I am over quota, because I also added a teaspoon of maple syrup to my morning coffee. I enjoyed that cake, and won’t need to bake another for a while.

It is raining today, providing the newly washed Iris The Trailer with a thorough rinse. The weather reports say that next week we will see sunshine again, and then I will be up there on the ladder, scrubbing away to remove the black dots left by the lichen. When the surfaces are clean, marine wax will be applied and buffed. Slow but sure, that’s me.

Green, a very welcome colour. The day gets greener as the rain falls. Sometimes it is wonderful to live in the universe’s colouring book.

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Date: 11:00 AM EDT Wednesday 25 April 2018
Condition: Light Rain
Pressure: 101.2 kPa
Tendency: Falling
Temperature: 10.5°C
Dew point: 9.7°C
Humidity: 95%
Wind: ENE 17 km/h
Visibility: 5 km


“If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise.”
Robert Fritz

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I think Spring has arrived in the Midwest. I hope you get sun and warmer weather soon. I’ve never made a mug cake, although I’ve seen some recipes. I have made a couple of dump and poke cakes. I like the latter because they’re less sweet than the dump cakes. Sometimes you just need a sweet treat 🙂


I love the phase, “the universe’s colouring book.” Thanks for the smile. 🙂

Stubblejumpers Cafe

Sugar and blood pressure, eh? I know a couple people who may find that very interesting info. -Kate

Joan Lansberry

That’s interesting about sugar and blood pressure. I’ve heard about it causing inflammation and lowering the strength of our immune system. But we do seem to need a little (I like to think what was in my bowl of chocolate ice cream tonight, hah! )


Does chocolate contain sugar??
Oh dear what a predicament – hypertension or chocolate??
Choices choices.
I don’t really fancy a cake made in a mug so maybe I’ll have a little chocolate now and again and trust the GP gets the reading correct lol
Enjoy your warmer weather Maggie

TopsyTurvy (Teri)

I thoroughly agree with sugar and blood pressure. After I started low carbing I found my eyeglass prescription changed. Turns out that lower blood pressure causes changes in the shape of the eye, changing what’s needed to correct your vision.