What’s a Simple Cake I Can Bake While Traveling?

published Apr 7, 2015
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Q: My partner and I are going to Boston in April. His birthday will happen while we’re there, and I want to make him a cake (or cake-like thing) to celebrate.

We’re renting an apartment, and I don’t expect them to have much in the way of cooking equipment.

They have the basics (stove, fridge, bowls, etc). I can bring some items (i.e., a cake pan), but I’d like to avoid bringing a ton of stuff.

Do you have advice on a simple cake or small dessert that I can make relatively easily? I’ve done some Googling, but haven’t come across anything that fits the bill. I know we can get something when we’re out for dinner, but I’d love to be able to make this happen.

Sent by Nicole

Editor: If there’s a microwave in the apartment you’re renting you could make a mug cake. Crisp meringues with whipped cream and berries, or even a pavlova, are easy-to-make desserts with few ingredients.

Readers, do you have any cake, or dessert, suggestions for Nicole?