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Diane Pinkers
(dipink) - M

Locale: Western Washington
mug cakes on the trail on 03/17/2012 18:52:22 MDT Print View

So, I've been looking up mug cakes for my boyfriend's birthday, as I want to surprise him on the week-end getaway I'm setting up for him. I encountered this recipe for any flavor mug cakes:

http://www.yummly.com/recipe/Any-Flavor-Microwave-Cake-in-a-Mug-Food_com-155371

Any idea how this would be adapted for the trail? Sarah, I'm thinking about your steam baker on the trail, seems like there should be some way to adapt this to add water (maybe oil?) and bake. Add milk and egg powder, maybe?

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: mug cakes on the trail on 03/17/2012 21:57:55 MDT Print View

I have steam baked many mixes and they all turn out well - it keeps them moist! For example, ever see those No-Pudge brownie mixes? Those work great!!
Egg powder will make the cake of choice richer, oil you won't need much.
Do you do Pinterest? If so I have seen a ton of micro cake in a mug recipes pop up :-) For example I made this one -
http://gazingin.com/2012/01/29/pumpkin-mug-cake/
I'll have to poke around for a good one tomorrow!!

Cody Croslow
(Graelb) - F

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Steam Baker? on 03/17/2012 22:07:24 MDT Print View

Sorry to hijack the thread here... but what steam baker? sounds like a neat way to cook fish..

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Steam Baker? on 03/17/2012 22:27:40 MDT Print View

"what steam baker?'

Fauxbaker on Sarah's web site.

--B.G.--

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Steam Baker? on 03/18/2012 09:11:38 MDT Print View

Cody - many ways you can do it:
http://www.trailcooking.com/thefauxbaker
And yes, with a big enough pot and some foil you can do the fish. Moist!!

Diane Pinkers
(dipink) - M

Locale: Western Washington
Pinterest on 03/18/2012 21:37:18 MDT Print View

Nope, don't know what that is.

So are you saying that you can just use regular cake mix and add water, no milk or egg powder addition necessary?

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Pinterest on 03/19/2012 08:07:18 MDT Print View

Yes you can :-) Now then, dry milk and eggs will make it richer of course.

Pinterest is a time sucking vac that gives me so many ideas ;-) Don't google it ;-) Although they have an entire section devoted to the outdoors as well. I warned ya all!!