Welcome back to Jaime’s Lazy Late Night Cooking Corner, the show where I whip up last-minute single serve microwave treats every Thursday while wearing my robe. This week we are celebrating Easter with a recipe for the easiest carrot cake ever – 4-minute microwave carrot cake in a jar, with bonus super quick cream cheese frosting. I mean, I could easily just eat the frosting in a jar and be satisfied, but this is a nutty, spicey, delicious microwave mug cake that’s just about as good as the real thing.
In previous episodes we’ve made Bye Bye Bunny Microwave Peep S’mores, Single Serve Microwave Rice Krispy Treats, Microwave Blueberry Cobbler in a Cup, Microwave Strawberry Shortcake for Two, a Microwave Lemon Bar, Two-Minute Microwave Cheesecake in a Cup, 3-minute Microwave Guinness Chocolate Cake, and even a Microwave Cinnamon Roll. Now it’s time to decapitate a bunny.
Learn how to make 4-Minute Carrot Cake in A Jar after the jump…
4-Minute Carrot Cake in A Jar
Soften one tablespoon of butter and one ounce of cream cheese in the microwave for ten seconds. Stir in half a cup of powdered sugar to combine. Put it in the fridge while you make your cake.
In a measuring cup add the following ingredients in this order:
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup oil
1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tbls cinnamon
1/4 tsp cloves
Mix together. Fold in 3/4 cup shredded carrot and, if desired, 1/4 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts)
Pour into mason jar, large mug, or bowl. Microwave for two minutes to start. Check, then microwave longer (1-2 minutes depending on the power of your microwave). Remove from micrwave, add frosting. Eat!