Tuesday, December 22, 2009

101 Recipes for Microwave Mug Cakes: Single-Serving Snacks in Less Than 10 Minutes


Am very disappointed with this book for the price I paid for it. The so-called 101 recipes are actually 90% of the same thing with only one ingredient different, eg. instead of 2 tablespoons carrot juice in one recipe, another recipe calls for 2 tablespoons of apple juice. The cooking instructions for all the 101 recipes are all exactly the same!! This book is very lame and very cheap in terms of content and printing quality. For a few more dollars, one can get a great big cookbook like "Gourmet Today". As far as the cakes go, they don't have the "moist and soft" textures that oven-baked cakes have. I tried many of the recipes in this book, all of them taste like a dry, chewy sponge. There is no way to wait for the cakes to cool down to frost or decorate, cause the cakes turn into a very dry and tough spongy texture if only you let them stand for a few minutes, literally a stone after several hours. The cakes got to be eaten immediately right out of the microwave, but still, they don't taste nearly as good as a traditional cake baked in an oven. I suspect that may be one egg for one serving of a cake is too much egg. Each of the 101 recipes uses 1 egg. Anyway, I have no idea why this book has such a high sales rank on Amazon.com. It sells well but it's a very cheaply produced book with tough dry cakes that don't taste good at all!! I feel so cheated.

1 comment:

CelticLady said...

I have never seen this book, but I have tried to make a mug cake. I could have taken it and played softball with it...
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