Cake in a Coffee Mug

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This is a wonderful recipe for single people, college kids, after school snacks, etc. They make lovely gifts and are delicious.
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You’ll Need:
1 cake mix any flavor (You can use Homemade Cake Mix if you prefer)
1 ( 4 serving size) instant pudding mix , any flavor

Blend ingredients well until completely mixed. Measure ½ cup dry mix into sandwich bags, Makes 8-9) & tie it closed using ribbon.

Flavor Ideas:

    [*=left]Lemon cake mix- lemon pudding
    [*=left]Yellow cake mix- vanilla pudding
    [*=left]Devils food cake mix- chocolate pudding
    [*=left]Pineapple cake mix- coconut pudding
    [*=left]Butterscotch cake mix- butterscotch pudding

Glaze mix : In a separate bag combine the following ingredients:

1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 ½ tsp dry flavoring

( ex. powdered lemonade mix, powdered orange breakfast drink mix, cocoa powder)
In a large coffee mug place a Cake Mix & a glaze mix and attach a tag with the instructions for cooking. (You can also attach a small wire whisk using raffia or a ribbon, etc).

To Use:

Grease or spray coffee mug with cooking spray. Empty Cake Mix into mug and add 1 egg white, 1 T. Oil & 1 T water. Blend with fork until smooth. Place in microwave and cook on high for 2 minutes.

While cake is cooking add 1 ½ tsp water to glaze mix in baggie. Close and gently rub baggie until glaze is smooth. When cake is done, remove from microwave, cut a small hole in the corner of glaze packet and apply glaze to your mug cake.

Eat while warm!

Other options, pull the top half of the cake off, add a scoop of ice cream and a dollop of canned pie filling or hot fudge sauce, etc.

Other Help Items:
If you want to make the packets easier for the recipient add a couple teaspoons of Just Whites or any egg replacement powder to each individual packet or Cake “mix”. & On directions tag add an additional 1 T water to recipe & omit egg white from recipe.

For a great, inexpensive gift, grab a new mug from the dollar store, wrap 2-3 mixes in tissue paper and place them in the mug, top with a ribbon!


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15 Comments

  1. another version of this cake is to place one dry cake mix in a large ziploc bag. add a box of angel food cake mix to it. mix it up.

    when ready for a personal size cake, use 3 Tbsp mix with 2 Tbsp water. Heat on high in microwave for 1 minute. Put icing, glaze, or whipped topping on top and enjoy!

  2. i’ve made the angel food recipe mix. i like to top it with some thawed frozen berries and pour on a little heavy whipping cream. the cream tones down the tang from the angel food cake mix a little bit.

    • I’ve made the angel food recipe mix. I like to top it with some thawed frozen berries and pour on a little heavy whipping cream. The cream tones down the tang from the angel food cake mix a little bit.

      Both options sound awesome…..think i ll have to try one of them sunday for my birthday, since our oven is on the fritz….

    • I’ve made the angel food recipe mix. I like to top it with some thawed frozen berries and pour on a little heavy whipping cream. The cream tones down the tang from the angel food cake mix a little bit.

      This sounds so yummy! I’ll definitely have to remember to try this variation.

      Sandi

  3. this is one of my favorite recipes. i bought inexpensive containers & when cake mixes are on sale for bogo i stock up. love strawberry, orange & pineapple & have also red velvet & spice & german chocolate.

    i just put the regular cake mix & the angel food cake mix in the container & cover & shake well & follow above directions. i sometimes add a few drops of orange or pineapple or lemon extract also to make more intense flavor & mint in a regular chocolate cake mix is awesome & my grand-daughters favorite. they store well & keep a long time unless i have company.

    i let everyone pick their own flavor!

  4. my question is i make all my cakes from scratch. there is even a cake mix i make and keep in a jar for my “mom i need a cake in 3 hours” as I walk into the door emergency. Can I use this cake mix instead of the boxed?:learncook:

    • My question is I make all my cakes from scratch. There is even a cake mix I make and keep in a jar for my “Mom I need a cake in 3 hours” as I walk into the door emergency. Can I use this cake mix instead of the boxed?:learncook:

      I have a recipe for a cake in a mug from scratch. If you look on a search engine or two, I’m sure you can find some. I prefer making my food from scratch because it’s healthier.

      • I have a recipe for a cake in a mug from scratch. If you look on a search engine or two, I’m sure you can find some. I prefer making my food from scratch because it’s healthier.

        Yes, you can use any of the Homemade Cake Recipes.

        https://www.budget101.com/frugal/cake-mixes-178/

  5. I melt 1 tablespoon of butter in the mug 1st, then add the other ingredients. I also add the powdered egg whites. I keep a few in my “emergency – it’s Monday “stash at work

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