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Dulce de Leche Spiced Mug Cake

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Sugar Free Dulce de Leche Spiced Mug Cake is a quick-fix microwave cake with a real caramel frosting that can be enjoyed anytime.

Ingredients

2-Minute Microwave Caramel Sauce

Dulce D'Leche Mug Cakes

Instructions

For the 2-Minute Caramel Sauce

Melt the butter in the microwave in a small but thick heavy microwave bowl or mug for a few seconds until liquid.  Remove from the oven and add in the sweetener, molasses, and cream.  Return to the microwave and cook for 2 minutes.  Although the full-size caramel takes 4 minutes this small amount has been getting a nice thick golden brown in 2 minutes.  

One thing to remember is that is worked well in my oven.  If you have a really high powered microwave....To be on the safe side you might want to cook this mixture for 30 seconds and stir then cook for 30 seconds and stir and stop when it turns a nice consistency and color.  * It thickens more as it cools and it completely solid in the fridge. It will burn if overcooked.

* It thickens more as it cools and it completely solid in the fridge and will burn if overcooked.

One thing to remember is that this 2-minute cooking method worked perfectly in my oven.  To be on the safe side you might want to cook this mixture for 1 minute and stir then cook for another minute.  It will burn if overcooked.

Remove this mixture from the oven and add the *salt and vanilla. ~ Set the caramel aside and prepare and cook the cake.

For the Mug Cake

*Bake in some type mug (shallow cup)  or little silicone bundt pan that will allow the caramel to penetrate or surround the cake for best results.

Add the ingredients to a small mixing bowl in the order listed if using the little baking pan or mix it right in the shallow mug and cook in the microwave for 1 minute.   Remove the cake and pierce the top surface very deeply with a fork.  Drizzle the caramel over the surface of the hot cake and let it soak in for a few seconds and enjoy warm.

Notes

*Alternatively, you can pour this cake into two small ramekins and cook in the microwave for 40 seconds and refrigerate half the caramel sauce and one of the cakes to reheat for later as this cake is very filling and can easily serve two for dessert.

*When adding the salt in just remember that a tiny bit will enhance the taste, a little more will give you salted caramel and much more will reduce the sweetness.

*The picture shows a little whip cream added for garnish which looks pretty but is not necessary in this dish.

 

Courses Snack or Dessert

Cuisine Mexican

Recipe by Nana's Little Kitchen at https://www.nanaslittlekitchen.com/dulce-de-leche-mug-cake/