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Cake in a Coffee Mug

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Have you ever craved a sweet treat but don’t have the time or energy to make a full baking creation? Cake in a Coffee Mug is the perfect solution for those occasions. This microwaveable dessert is easy to make and comes with all of the sweet flavor and delectable texture of a traditional cake. Here’s our guide on making the perfect cake in a coffee mug that will satisfy your cravings in just minutes!

This is a wonderful recipe for single people, college kids, after-school snacks, etc. They make lovely gifts and are delicious.
cake in a mug

Cake in a Coffee Mug

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, then tie it closed using ribbon.

Cake in a Coffee Mug Flavor Ideas:

? Lemon cake mix- lemon pudding
✔️ Yellow cake mix- vanilla pudding
? Devils food cake mix- chocolate pudding
? Pineapple cake mix- coconut pudding
✔️ Butterscotch cake mix- butterscotch pudding
? Strawberry Cake Mix- strawberry 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.

homemade mug cake

How to Prepare a Cake in a Coffee Mug

To Use:

Grease or spray the coffee mug with cooking spray. Empty the cake mix into a mug and add 1 egg white and 1 Tablespoon of Oil, and 1 Tablespoon of water. Blend with fork until smooth. Place in microwave and cook on high for 2 minutes.

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

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

Cake in a Mug FAQ

What do I need to make a cake in a coffee mug?
To create a Cake in a Coffee Mug, you’ll need a few basic ingredients: a cake mix, a pudding mix, an egg, a bit of oil and some water. You will also need a medium-sized coffee mug and either a microwave or oven to cook the batter. If desired, you can also add other toppings, such as chocolate chips or sprinkles.

How do I make a gluten-free cake in a coffee mug?
Use a gluten-free cake mix in place of the regular cake mix.

How do I make a dairy-free cake in a coffee mug?
To make a delicious dairy-free Cake in a Coffee Mug, you’ll need some dairy-free substitutes for your wet ingredients. Instead of using milk or butter, you can substitute soy or almond milk and coconut oil respectively. You can also use vegan margarine if desired. For the egg, use banana or ground flaxseed as an egg replacement instead. Once you have all the necessary ingredients, follow these steps for a simple and delicious dairy-free dessert!

How do I make a cake in a coffee mug without eggs?
You can make a delicious Cake in a Coffee Mug without eggs. All you have to do is substitute some applesauce or Greek yogurt for the egg. The amount of applesauce or Greek yogurt should be equal to the amount of egg called for in the recipe, usually one egg is equal to ¼ cup of applesauce or Greek yogurt. This substitution will not affect the taste or texture of your cake, so don’t worry about it having a different outcome! Enjoy your cozy little dessert!

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