Strawberries and Cream Mug Cake and Planning a Dream Kitchen

A sweet treat in just a few minutes…this Strawberries and Cream Mug Cake is baked in the microwave and is the perfect dessert for summer.  Fresh berries and vanilla bean topped with sweetened cream are an excellent pairing in this ready-in-a-flash cake.

Strawberry and Cream Mug Cake | The Suburban Soapbox #mugcake #baking

 

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Kitchen PLAY on behalf of Frigidaire.  Compensation was provided to The Suburban Soapbox, all opinions are my own…as always.​

I spend hours a day in my kitchen.  Hours.  More than the average person so I get plenty of time to look around and dream about what could have been.  When we shopped for a house two years ago, I searched for the perfect kitchen.  The “dream” kitchen, the one with a huge center island, professional-grade appliances, gorgeous light fixtures.  I had high hopes and somewhat absurd expectations on what we would actually find. Each house we toured fell flat in the kitchen department, each time I was feeling more and more disappointed.

When we finally found a house we loved it still did not have the kitchen of my dreams.  The layout was closer to what I had wanted but the appliances were meh, the wallpaper hurt my eyes, the light fixtures were really dated and the sink…..oh, that sink.  It was so small I could barely wash a small saucepan in it.  So, we forged ahead….hastily and gave the kitchen a much needed facelift.  We used the paint colors we had in our previous home and picked out appliances without doing ANY research.  Mistakes were made and now I’m regretting many of the items that I look at all.day.long.  So….I still have dreams of the perfect kitchen when I go to bed at night.  Kitchens with gorgeous white cabinetry, stunning glass pendant lights, milky white counter tops and gleaming stainless steel appliances.  The appliances….that’s where we will focus first.

This time I did my research and found that Frigidaire has partnered with Lowe’s to launch a brand new line of kitchen appliances.  The Frigidaire Professional Collection is crafted from heavy-duty stainless steel and is virtually smudge-proof!  Smudge-PROOF!!!  I can’t even tell you how many hours I spend wiping fingerprints from all our appliances.  This feature alone would save me so much time in the kitchen.  The Professional Collection is also the only appliance line that I’ve found for homes that combines pro-grade design with pro-grade performance.  This helps ensure much better results in the kitchen every single time.  And even better, the appliances offer a simple design that fits in your current kitchen, so you don’t have to redesign your kitchen to accommodate custom sizes.

To keep my vision alive, I put together this inspiration board complete with a new kitchen sink!  I even created a Pinterest board to help me realize my dream…and you know what I realized?  I like white kitchens. 🙂  White and gray seemed to be a theme so I went with that when crafting my board.  Lowe’s has so many options for any dream kitchen I’m sure you will not have a problem creating your own.  And many of the upgrades can be done over a weekend without having to remodel, so you won’t be eating out of a slow cooker for weeks on end.

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Appliances shown listed clockwise: Frigidaire Professional 47-decibel Built-in Dishwasher with Bottle Wash Feature, Frigidaire Professional Counter-Depth French Door Refrigerator with Dual Ice Maker, Frigidaire Over-the-Range Convection Oven Microwave with Sensor Cooking Controls, Frigidaire Professional 5-Burner Self-Cleaning Convection Gas Range

 

 

I, seriously, want to replace all my appliances with Frigidaire Professional….especially the 2-in-1 Over the Range Convection Microwave.  The PowerSense Cooking Technology automatically senses the ideal time and power levels for your recipes!  No more overcooked, dry chicken or mug cakes! I’m blown away. And the fact that it doubles as a convection oven comes in handy during the holidays when your range decides to take the day off!  (True story.)

The large capacity Built-In Dishwasher has my name all over it, as well.  With its Orbit Clean Technology, your dishes get 4 times more water coverage than other dishwashers.  I don’t know about you, but I’d love to unload my dishes without having to spot clean them…or wash them again.  I’m always putting my dishes back in for another round of fun in the dishwasher.

Soooo….are you now dreaming of a new and shiny kitchen?

Go to Lowes.com and try out their virtual room designer to create the kitchen of your dreams complete with Frigidaire Professional appliances. Visit the collection at Lowes for more information on the Frigidaire Professional Collection.

Also, be sure to follow Lowe’s and Frigidaire on Facebook.

 

Strawberry and Cream Mug Cake | The Suburban Soapbox #mugcake #baking

While I’m dreaming of working in my dream kitchen, I wanted to whip up a quick dessert that was light and…..well, dreamy.  Mug cakes are a dessert lover’s dream, ready in minutes….literally, they are so simple to make.  I’m a big chocolate fan and am IN LOVE with this Hot Chocolate Mug Cake recipe but since strawberries are starting to be at their peak right now, I decided to create an airy Strawberries and Cream Mug Cake.  This little beauty is speckled with vanilla bean flakes and topped with a smooth, slightly whipped cream. The batter makes enough for two cakes so you can either share the second one with a friend or not…..I did not.  You know how I feel about sharing.

Strawberry and Cream Mug Cake | The Suburban Soapbox #mugcake #baking

If you double the recipe, which I did…they make the perfect quick dessert for drop in guests.  They puff up so beautifully and are just as wonderful warm as they are at room temperature.  Take a bite and close your eyes….and enjoy your new kitchen.  And if you’re not really feeling the strawberries at the moment (or it’s middle of the frigid winter) you can whip up this Chocolate Mug Cake just as quickly!

 

 

Strawberries and Cream Mug Cake and Planning a Dream Kitchen

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mug cake
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
Servings: 2 cakes
Calories: 555 kcal

the perfect single dessert to whip up fast and easy!

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup self-rising flour
  • 3 large strawberries diced
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar

Instructions

  1. In a microwave proof mug or bowl, melt the butter in the microwave for 20 seconds. Whisk in the vanilla, milk and egg. Add the sugar and flour to the egg mixture and whisk until smooth. Divide the strawberries between two microwave safe mugs and then pour half the mixture into each mug. (Do not fill more than halfway or the cake will overflow) Microwave on high for 1 minute 45 seconds. The cake is done when the top is firm and springs back when touched. If your cake is still undercooked, continue microwaving in 15 second increments until done.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk the cream and confectioners’ sugar until soft peaks form. Top the cakes with the whipped cream and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Strawberries and Cream Mug Cake and Planning a Dream Kitchen
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 555 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36g 55%
Saturated Fat 21g 105%
Cholesterol 194mg 65%
Sodium 162mg 7%
Potassium 123mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 52g 17%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 38g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 26.9%
Vitamin C 12.8%
Calcium 6.9%
Iron 2.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

19 comments on “Strawberries and Cream Mug Cake and Planning a Dream Kitchen”

  1. Oooh, I need to try your mug cakes! What a speedy way to have dessert in a flash! And I love your ideas for a dream kitchen!

  2. I just got some strawberries at the market and this is on my list!

  3. These are dreamy. I have a great cake recipe that you can make in the microwave! Who knew the microwave could be such a great friend. I love strawberries and cream. Definitely going to be trying this. 🙂

  4. I kid you not I had a thought of making something similar today!! Also, I just had the pleasure of building a new home and my kitchen is pretty close to my dream kitchen! Its so fun!

  5. Now you’re making me wish I had both a microwave oven and a white kitchen! 😉 This dessert is so perfectly timed as it’s almost strawberry season! Pinned. 🙂

  6. So different from the other cake cup recipes! I love it! Reminds me of the strawberry and cream pancakes I had the other day 🙂

  7. I LOVE the bright cheeriness of white kitchens! I just hate keeping the cupboards looking clean. 😛 Loving the look of that line of new appliances too! And finally the mug cake, oh the mug cake. All I can say is, YES PLEASE.

  8. Yeah, I feel like I need to put a bed in my kitchen and just live in it. Huh, there’s an idea! Frigidaire needs to make kitchen-beds. 😀 AND this awesome mug cake to go with it!! I mean, strawberries & cream & cake… Looooove!

  9. Yup, I am in my kitchen all the time! I love your dream kitchen and that mug cake! YUM!

  10. I just finished dinner and I think I found the perfect quick sweet treat to end the day with.

  11. This mug cake is right up my alley…and so is your dream kitchen! I’m ready to replace several appliances!

  12. I want to swim in this mug cake. It’s absolutely yummy.

    How fun to plan a fabulous kitchen. Home renos are a huge love of mine.

  13. Love strawberries and cream! This looks gorgeous, mug cakes are the best! 🙂

  14. What a gorgeous dream kitchen and what a fun way to plan! I can’t wait to see what you finally come up with. This dessert is just lovely and so spring!

  15. Mug cakes really seem to be a thing these days…and I’m loving yours!

  16. I want a dream kitchen so bad! If I could I would redo my kitchen right now. Not only am I jealous of your dream kitchen I’m also jealous I don’t get to eat this awesome mug cake. It looks delicious!

  17. I’ve always wanted to try a mug cake… don’t know why I never have! This sounds pretty amazing! And so great to meet you the other night at the Bob’s Red Mill event!

  18. A cake for the hot summer days is all I need, mainly to offer my children who are always hungry for new recipes that I prepare, that they will cook!

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