Cake in a Cup

Sometimes you want something sweet, but you don’t want too much, and you don’t want to go to too much trouble to make it. I have the answer – cake in a mug. It’s so easy. Easy as in you can make it in 5 minutes. There’s no baking involved and you won’t be tempted to over indulge in a large leftover cake because there are no leftovers.

I made a chocolate cake in a cup last night and my husband and I split it. It was kind of like having a cupcake.

Here’s the recipe:

Spray the inside of a coffee mug with cooking spray.

To the mug, add:

  • 7 Tablespoons of cake mix. I used Betty Crocker Double Chocolate Fudge, but you can make any kind of cake you like – spice, white, German chocolate – anything.
  • 6 Tablespoons of water
  • 3 Tablespoons of oil


Add ½ of a lightly beaten egg and mix well

Put the mug in the microwave and microwave for 3 minutes. The cake will grow over the top of the mug. That’s okay. It goes back down.  Let it cool for a few minutes (I like to eat it while it’s still warm). It slides right out of the mug, or you can eat it in the mug – kids like to do this. You can add some frosting or powdered sugar if you like.

That’s it. Enjoy!

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