If you are like me and try to avoid junk food, but occasionally have that irresistible craving for something sweet, here’s the best use of a mug I have found since I started drinking coffee. Would you like a cupcake on a minute’s notice? Try this incredibly simple 3-2-1 Mug Cake Recipe.
3-2-1 Mug Cake Recipe
You will need 2 boxes of cake mix. One can be any flavor you like (I like chocolate fudge), but the other MUST be Angel Food cake mix. Mix the 2 cake mixes. Hint: a gallon size zip lock bag is perfect for making and storing the mixture. When you get the craving for a little something sweet, mix 3 Tablespoons of the, 2 Tablespoons of water in a mug. Microwave at full power for 1 minute, for a small cake you can eat out of the mug,or pour out for an un-iced cupcake. For variety, I add a few chocolate chips to give the illusion of chocolate icing, chopped nuts, or crumbled bacon to the mix before microwaving.
Panorama of Mississippi River flood crest at Memphis - May, 2011
Disaster sells, obviously
Four of the most read posts on Joe Spake’s Weblog in 2011 were directly related to this year’s record flooding on the Mississippi River from the Memphis perspective. Interestingly the 6th most read post, about the Memphis ice storm of 1994, was written in January of 2010, and has been read consistently ever since (Maybe I accidentally worked some SEO magic.) Here are the Joe Spake’s Weblog Top 10 for 2011:
4. Why I am not following you back on Twitter (June 19, 2011) – It seems that everyone wants to get involved in Twitter, but few want to put forth the effort to engage. Think back to how much Twitter has been in the news, or actually shaped news in 2011. The growth of the 140 character messaging system will continue.