You have probably figured out by now that I am partial to individual serve items. I like cupcakes, mini pies, cake pops, dessert in a jar, ALL of it! It’s also kind of trendy right now so I can’t claim originality. So when I opened my Wednesday paper this week and saw individual coffee cake in a mug I knew I had to try this.
Sometimes the benefit of single serve is portion control but these little gems are NOT on the diet. They are, however, the most delicious thing that has ever come out of my microwave. Yes, I said MICROWAVE! I never even use this appliance except maybe to defrost or heat up coffee. But this recipe will make it possible to bake something delightful with very little time. Don’t get me wrong, there is a bit of prep. But the results are so worth it.
One of my very favorite Oregon Fruits are our Purple Plums. I admit to bias here, but our Italian purple plums are A LOT better than any other canned plums you might find in the store. And ours are hard to find. Not many retailers carry them but you can always get them from www.amazon.com. You have to buy a case of 8 but, trust me, they won’t last. You will be eating them for dessert, breakfast and afternoon snack and wondering why you have just discovered them.
I made a Plum Coffee Cake in a Mug AND a Plum Upside Down Cake in a Mug (this one is kind of a misnomer but so delicious I am sure you will forgive me the fact that you don’t actually turn it upside down). The texture of the cake baked in the microwave was surprisingly cake-like. You got to try this! These will definitely be go-to items at The Queen’s B&B.