Mmmmm I just love everything about it!
It smells so bright and clean and energizing! Plus...it also tastes amazing in just about anything!
I love lemon in my morning cup of tea with honey... I love it spritzed over a grilled chicken breast...heck...I even love it squeezed over a salad! Something about citrus just grabs me! I even have lemon hand soap AND lemon scented candles too!
Yes... Clearly I'm obsessed.
But...when life hands you lemons....why not make lemon cake IN A MUG!!!
Yes, you heard me... LEMON CAKE IN A FREAKIN MUG!!!!
If you didn't notice...I am also obsessed with mug cakes!
What the heck is a mug cake you ask!??
Well...its a cake...that you make in a coffee mug. Yep. That's it!
A few years back I had a craving for something sweet after dinner one night and I had nothing in my pantry to satisfy that sweet tooth...all I had was some flour, oil, and cocoa powder. So...what did I do!?? Hello my bff Google!!!
And what did I stumble upon on that cold dark night in my sweet tooth haze!?!!
My life literally changed at that moment! Oh the possibilities!!?? Who knew that you could make such tastey little treats in a mug without having to dirty up all kinds of pots and pans and use a large amount of ingredients!!!? I was sold from the start!
So... Fast forward to last night.
I had a sweet tooth craving again...surprise surprise...and I had a lonely half a lemon on my counter leftover from dinner.
Cue the heavenly voices here!!!
LEMON MUG CAKE!!!!
So... Instead of scouring Google...I decided to make up my own recipe with what little ingredients I had in hand. I was blown away by how awesome this little mug cake turned out! It was so simple and easy and delish!!!!!
LEMON MUG CAKE
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
1/2 tablespoon oil
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons milk
Juice of half a lemon
Zest of half a lemon
Marshmallows on top
Mix all the ingredients together in a microwave safe mug and then microwave for 1 minute then enjoy your little Lemon cloud!!!!!!
Yes... It's that simple! 1 minute to lemon fluff heaven!!! This little cake would be divine with cream cheese frosting on top...but all I had was marshmallows! It was still fantastic, but I will make sure I keep some frosting on hand for next time!