I've made this a few times, each time my 4yr old helped me out so it's safe to say that it's a pretty easy recipe to follow.
CARAMEL FLEUR DE SEL
- 2 tbsps unsalted butter, softened
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp caramel sauce
- 2 tbsps milk
- 6 tbsps self-rising flour
- 1/2 tsp fleur de sel (or other sea salt)
- caramel candies, preferably salted (optional)
I like to use the 20oz Corningware mugs to make mine. In it I whisk together the butter and sugar with a fork. Stir in the egg, vanilla, caramel sauce, and milk. Add the flour and 1/4 teaspoon of the fleur de sel. Beat the batter until smooth. Top each mug with a pinch of the remaining fleur de sel. Microwave separately for 1 minute. Place two caramel candies on the top of each partially cooked mug cake, then continue cooking 1 1/2 to 2 minutes more until risen and firm. Check the cake often (with a toothpick) because if you cook it too long it will be very dry. I like to drizzle mine with caramel sauce and top with berries and whip cream, or you can add a couple caramel candies on top in the last 30sec of cooking.