Carrot Cake Mug Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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You know when you want a little somethin somethin sweet but you don’t want to make a full sized cake?  Maybe you have time constraints or are feeling lazy (who me?) or you’re afraid to have the whole cake in the house (once again who me?). What do you do?  You can jump in the car, run to the nearest grocery store with a bakery and buy a cupcake or slice of cake. Or you can just whip up this easy carrot cake mug cake with cream cheese frosting.  It makes a moist, delicious cake and the cream cheese frosting oh my!  What doesn’t taste good with cream cheese frosting on it?  

Carrot Cake Mug Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 large egg

2 tablespoons milk

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/4 cup granulated sugar

6 tablespoons (1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons) self-rising flour*

Pinch of kosher salt

2 large baby carrots, shredded

1 Tbs. pineapple, chopped

1 Tbs. pecans, toasted and chopped

1 Tbs. golden raisins

1 tsp. coconut

1 Tbs. vanilla Greek yogurt

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

pinch of nutmeg

sprinkle of cloves

*If you don’t have self-rising flour make your own by combining 1/2 cup all purpose flour, 3/8 tsp. baking powder and a pinch of kosher salt
Place the butter in a small mixing bowl and microwave it for 30 seconds until melted. Add the egg,whisking it in with a fork. Stir in the milk, vanilla, and sugar. Add the flour and salt. Add remaining ingredients and beat the batter until smooth. Divide the batter between two mugs. Microwave separately for 1.5 to 2.5 minutes each until risen and firm.  It took mine two minutes.
To make frosting:

2 Tbs. unsalted butter, room temperature

2 oz. cream cheese, room temperature

1/2 tsp. vanilla

1 Tbs. heavy cream

1 cup powdered sugar

Pinch of kosher salt

Cream the butter and cream cheese together with hand mixer until smooth.  Add powdered sugar and beat on low until combined.  Add vanilla and cream beating until smooth and fluffy.  Frost cooled mug cake and enjoy.

Wishing you love, laughter and cake,

Glenda

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About glendaclark

Hi there! My name is Glenda and I love food. Cooking and baking are my creative outlets. You'll find me in the kitchen laughing, singing, dancing and cooking or baking. I'm wife to my green eyed Irish guy, mother of four and grandmother of four. These are the chronicles of life as Glenda, the good witch of cake. Warning: may contain cartoon moments, butter and sugar.

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