Our church just had its annual fall dinner and bake sale. We look forward to this “job” every year. My mom, oldest son, and I, along with our friend, Helen, work the first shift. The beauty of this task is that we get to see, smell, and drool at every delightful baked good that passes through. Though we run around placing items and carrying things in and out the doors for people, it never seems like work at all. It is an awesome opportunity to catch up with our friends and neighbors. We always know that when Sally brings her freshly baked honey wheat bread and her molasses cookies, we jump on those and buy them immediately. God has certainly blessed her not only with some awesome baking talents, but also with the ability to make grown women move faster than lightning.
This year, as with most bake sales, the treats are heavily delicious as well as heavily caloric. Now I really don’t pig out on cake and cookies on a daily basis, but this time of year, I do slow down and savor these really amazing and unique baked goods. Because I haven’t received Sally’s “secret” recipes yet (and not for lack of trying or begging on my part), here are two recipes for other bake sale staples at our church: cake and cupcakes/muffins! So, when a good old fashioned bake sale craving hits you, take it by the horns and embrace it. And try these two recipes. The cake in a mug is actually one you can make in the microwave when you want one piece of cake ASAP. The other is a skinny cupcake/muffin recipe that only uses three ingredients. These little gems are only one Weight Watchers point a piece! Genius!
Photo Credit: Cake Mug from Murr’s Menu
Photo Credit: Muffin from A Farm Girl Dabbles