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.
Still hungry? Try our other famous microwave recipes:
Single Serve Microwave Rice Krispy Treats
Microwave Blueberry Cobbler in a Cup
Microwave Strawberry Shortcake for Two
Microwave Lemon Bar
Two-Minute Microwave Cheesecake in a Cup
Microwave Cinnamon Roll
One Minute Cup of Coffee Cake
Single Microwave Cookie in a Minute
2-Minute Chocolate Nutella Cake
French Toast in A Cup.
Learn how to make 4-Minute Microwave Carrot Cake in A Jar after the jump…
4-Minute Carrot Cake in A Jar
Microwave Carrot Cake with bonus easy cream cheese frosting.
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 4
- Total Time: 9 minutes
1 tbls butter
1 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup powdered sugar
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
3/4 cup shredded carrot
1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
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 measuring cup, add all ingredients in the order listed.
Mix together. Fold in 3/4 cup shredded carrot and, if desired, 1/4 cup chopped nuts last.
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 microwave, add frosting. Eat!