My daughter recently went through a microwaveable meal in a mug phase. Trust me, it’s a thing. You can google it. My daughter enjoyed finding and pinning mug meal recipes on Pinterest and then testing them out in our microwave. She was doing pizza in a mug fairly consistently for a few weeks. It was intriguing but not really something I thought about again once the phase receded… until Christmas.
As you can probably tell from earlier posts, our Christmas stockings are filled with lots of food treats. This year my husband surprised me with a locally made treat from Jarva Cakes. This woman run business is made up of a mother and her two daughters and was launched about four years ago. They create single serving treats that are so easy to make and instantly cure any sweet cravings you might be having. It’s a prepackaged mug meal.
Everything you need to make a cake in the microwave comes premeasured and packaged in a microwavable cupcake size container. All you need to do is add water, stir, cook and enjoy. Each cake has a molten center after they are cooked. While they are intended for the microwave, they do have instructions on their website for cooking in a regular oven too.
My husband gifted me with their dark velvet chocolate flavor which was delicious. They have other flavor options available as well including:
Sea Salt Caramel
Zesty Lemon Poppyseed
There are also seasonal and holiday flavors.
There is a Lava Cake Club where you can get a subscription of four packs of java cakes shipped to you in either 3, 6, or 12 monthly options. How yummy is that?
You can also buy them at many local Maine retail locations and a few additional spots throughout New England but if you’re not from this area, no worries, they also sell their Jarva Cakes on their website. Stock up and you’ll always have something sweet in the house.
And, if cake’s not your thing. There is also Downeast Cheesecakes which will deliver cheesecakes baked in a cute little mason jar. They have lots of tasty flavors and have a few pie options too. They also offer a subscription service.
If you’re looking for a snack sized dessert. Maine has you covered!
Have you ever tried a microwave mug meal? How did it come out?
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|Company Name||Java Cakes|
|Location||PO Box 583, Kennebunk, ME 04043|
|Favorite ♥||Portion Control & Deliciousness!|