The Perfect Storm: $1 pints of strawberries, too-sweet vanilla almond milk (Silk brand, seriously it's like melted ice cream) and laziness.
Friends, I give you, the Cake-in-a-Bowl.
Let me explain.
Have you ever seen these things?
Let me tell you, they're divine, but pretty expensive and not the healthiest things in the world. I love the convenience and the small serving size though.
A while back, I found a recipe for single-serving brownies you're supposed to bake in a single muffin cup, but I thought it was dumb to only use one cup of an entire muffin tray, so I ditched that idea. Then I remembered the Warm Delights and I decided to nuke them in a bowl instead and it came out beautifully! (PS, I can't remember where I found this recipe, but if you've seen it, let me know so I can give credit!)
But why just chocolate? (of course, I could easily live with just chocolate, but c'mon, let's branch out a little)
So, I changed the recipe to make vanilla cake, added the strawberries and made "whipped cream" with the too-sweet almond milk, and I had cheap, lazy, and even healthy strawberry shortcake.
Ok McKella, quit yammering and give us the recipe already.
2 T whole wheat pastry flour
1 T granulated sweetener like sucanat or brown sugar
1 T agave or maple syrup
1 T applesauce
1 t non-dairy milk
1/4 t baking powder
1/4 t vanilla
Mix in a microwave-safe bowl and nuke for 30-60 seconds or until fluffy.
Add sliced strawberries and whipped cream or Chocolate-Covered Katie's Agar Pudding, which is great stuff, and the perfect way to use up that Silk Vanilla Almond milk!
You can chill this or eat it warm like I did.
(Please excuse my lame photography. I'm still figuring out what all the stupid buttons on my lousy camera do.)
I'm really liking this idea, so expect to see more Cake-in-a-Bowl creations in the future!
Red velvet cake
Let me know if you have other ideas! The funny thing is, I'm usually not a cake person, but these are so fun to make!