Celebrate your better half this week with Valentine’s Day mug cake recipes. Chef Leslie Bilderback created the following perfectly portioned, for-two, sweet treats as downsized versions of bakery favorites.
Each cake takes less than ten minutes to assemble and cook, meaning you can put your attention back on your valentine. For more on Leslie and her creative approach to quick cake recipes, check out MUG CAKES: 100 Speedy Treats to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth.
Instead of serving the usual champagne and strawberries this Valentine’s Day, put the classic duo in cake form. To give the strawberries a gilded touch, visit a specialty baking store for edible gold sprinkles.
Chocolate and cherry gets a boozy upgrade with the addition of Kirschwasser, a German brandy. Standard brandy or rum work just as well if Kirschwasser isn’t available.
Dark chocolate and raspberries create a sense of classic romance. We especially like a snowy dusting of confectioner’s sugar atop this quick and easy cake.
It’s not Valentine’s Day without a splash of red. Serve this Southern classic in a white mug for the ultimate color pop, and add a dollop of sweet cream.