In this super easy and engaging ExpeRimental science experiment for kids (and adults who want a cylindrical pancake with their morning coffee), we learn how to make microwave cupcakes… or really, mug-cakes.
And what happens if we leave one ingredient out? By not adding baking soda, or an egg, or the oil, you can investigate the chemistry of these microwave cupcakes by comparing the results.
Download the microwave cupcakes recipe card and info sheet (both pdfs), and maybe add some bananas, or dried cranberries, or chocolate chips, or some oats, or thinly-sliced apples… for scientific purposes, of course.
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