Grab some vanilla and flour, and make this quick and easy treat

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If you weigh your baking ingredients as you go to avoid dirtying your measuring cups, this is the recipe you've been searching for. This mug cake is the ultimate quick and lazy sweet treat. You probably have all the ingredients already in your pantry — the only fresh ingredients are the butter and milk — and the result is so good, you won't believe it took one minute in the microwave!
Vanilla has been considered a classic flavor for a reason, going with almost everything. If you’re a kid at heart or celebrating a holiday, scatter some festive sprinkles on top before baking to add even more fun and flair to this individual dessert cake.
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Vanilla mug cake
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4 minutes
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2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 tablespoons self-rising flour
1 pinch salt
Whipped cream (optional)
Add the butter to a mug, and microwave for 30 to 40 seconds, or until melted.
Once the butter is melted and smooth, add the sugar, milk and vanilla. Whisk until smooth.
Add the flour and salt, and whisk until a batter forms.
Microwave the mug on high for one minute.
Check the cake by pressing gently on the top. It should spring back. If it doesn't, continue to microwave in 10-second intervals until it does.
Serve immediately.
If deserved, add a squirt or dollop of whipped cream.
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