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Cooking for 1 or 2 Carrot Cake in a Mug

It’s carrot cake, but in a mug! This is the perfect dessert if you’re in the mood for something sweet and super quick for yourself. Courtesy of Fareway.

SERVINGS: 1

TOTAL TIME: 10 Minutes

FOR THE CARROT CAKE

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. milk
  • 2 Tbsp. shredded carrots
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 cup flour
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FOR THE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

  • 1 Tbsp. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar
  • splash of vanilla extract
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DIRECTIONS

Combine melted butter and sugar in a microwave-safe mug or bowl. Stir until sugar is dissolved.

Add milk, carrots, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and baking powder. Stir until smooth.

Add flour and stir to combine.

Microwave for 1–1½ minutes on high or until cake is cooked through.

Combine frosting ingredients and spread on carrot cake.

NUTRITION

Approximate nutrition information per serving (includes frosting): 560 calories; 27 g fat; 17 g saturated fat; 76 mg cholesterol; 393 mg sodium; 73 g carbohydrate; 1.7 g fiber; 49 g sugar; 6.9 g protein

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