I went to an unofficial OH gathering this weekend. Met a lot of wonderful people and spent time with good friends.
My friend Michele was there with her beautiful grandchildren. Nathan her grandson is a big Eggface blog reader and has helped his Grandma make lots of my recipes. I told him I would make a cake in his honor so here it is...
Shelly's 5 Minute Sugar Free Apple Cinnamon Cake
1 Egg, beaten
3 Tablespoons Milk (I used Vanilla Soy)
2 Tablespoons Sugar Free Torani Syrup (I used SF Caramel)
2 Tablespoons No Sugar Added Applesauce
2 Tablespoons Canola Oil
3 Tablespoons Multigrain Pancake Mix (I use this)
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Tablespoon Pecans, chopped
1 Tablespoon Raisins
1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
1 Measuring Cup or Microwave Safe Mug
In a measuring cup or microwave safe mug, Mix egg, milk, syrup, applesauce and oil and combine thoroughly. In a separate bowl, mix pancake mix, cinnamon, nuts, raisins, protein powder and salt. Tip dry into wet and stir till combined. Nuke in microwave for 2 minutes. Let it sit for three or so minutes (it pulls away from the sides) before tipping the cake onto a plate. Yields 4-5 slices.
I topped it with Land O Lakes Sugar Free Whipped Cream, a drizzle of Smuckers Sugar Free Caramel Sauce and some chopped nuts.
Oh I had this Q the other day...
Q: What size measuring cup do you use for your 5 minute cakes?
A: I use a 1 cup and a 2 cup. I mix the dry ingredients in the 1 cup and the wet ingredients in the 2 cup. I tip the dry into the wet and mix. The cake gets nuked in the 2 cup.
Highlights of the day:
* I took advantage of the gorgeous weather (92 degrees) and went for a long walk. Ipod blaring. Good to get the heart pumping. I need to focus on exercise and things that make me feel good more. I've been treating myself like crap lately (in more ways than one) and that is not OK. I deserve better treatment.
* This cake is soooo Fall. The house smelled wonderful while it was cooking.
* Now. Music. Coffee. Chatting with a very cool friend who helps me put stuff into perspective and makes me laugh.
Listening to: "Dirty Little Secret" The All-American Rejects