Cake In A Mug
Satisfy A Sweet Tooth in Less Than 5 Minutes
In less than five minutes, a Cake in a Mug recipe will have you enjoying a homemade, deliciously warm and gooey dessert with little to no clean up. Have you ever had that craving for a bit of cake or brownie but don’t want to go through the hassle of baking an entire dessert?
If so, cake filled mugs are perfect for you and your spontaneous sweet tooth. This easy and fun way to whip up a gooey confection is perfect as a single serving and even makes for a unique gift.
Using a mug to bake a mini cake is as easy as stirring together a few simple and common ingredients, heating the mug up in the microwave and enjoying every last scrumptious bite. Vanilla, chocolate, peanut butter and caramel cakes in a mug are the most popular choices. Here is a simple recipe that will have you enjoying a brownie-like treat in less than five minutes.
Cake in a Mug Recipe
One Coffee Mug
4 Tbsp Flour
4 Tbsp Sugar
2 Tbsp Baking Cocoa (not instant drink mix)
¼ tsp Baking Powder
3 Tbsp Milk
3 Tbsp Oil
(optional add ins for fun flavor combos: handful of chocolate chips, chopped nuts, caramel chunks, peanut butter or any other candy you enjoy)
To make your cake mix, add all the dry ingredients to the coffee mug and stir well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Then add in the milk and oil and stir well again. Add in any extras, like chocolate chips, and give the mug one last mix. Microwave the coffee mug on high for 2-3 minutes. Watch as your cake rises up over the top and cooks perfectly throughout. Don’t over nuke the cake in a mug. Take it out of the microwave when it still looks perfectly soft in the middle.
For an added bonus, top your cake in a mug with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, cherries, sprinkles and whatever else your sweet tooth craves. If you are more of a vanilla lover, leave out the cocoa in the recipe above and substitute a small dash of vanilla or lemon extract.
Great Gift Mug Idea
Something as simple and easy as this idea is perfect for sharing with friends and family as a unique gift. Pick out a seasonal, decorative or personalized ceramic coffee mug. You’ll need one box of cake mix and one small instant pudding mix.
Blend these two in a large bowl and divide the mixture into ½ cup servings. Seal each serving in a small plastic baggie and distribute one bag per coffee mug. Write out the following instructions on a small note tag and attach it to the cup. It will read:
“Mist inside of coffee cup with cooking spray.
"Empty cake mix into your mug.
"Add 1 egg white, 1 Tbsp oil and 1 Tbsp water.
"Mix well and microwave for 2-2.5 minutes.
"Top your cake with whipped cream or chocolate sauce and enjoy!”
Who wouldn’t love receiving a fun gift like that?! Not only will the recipient get a bright and colorful coffee mug, but they’ll also have a cake on hand anytime a craving for a delicious homemade dessert hits them.
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