Monday, June 26, 2017

Cake Mix Mug Cake - A Five Minute Mug Cake

I decided to Google the phrase, cake mix mug cake.
Yep, a few of you have tried this idea out too, BUT I don't think anyone else has had such excellent results as I have.

Why? Because I actually use ideas from more than one mug cake recipe. Yep, I did what I do best...take inspiration from more than one recipe and combine them into a new recipe.
Storing Cake Mix for Mug Cake Use
  • Measure out 6 Tbsp. of cake mix into an individual, zip top sandwich bag. Repeat.
  • Roll the bags tightly and zip the tops closed. 
  • Place the rolled bags of cake mix back into the cake mix box to store for use at a later time. 
A 15.25 ounce package of cake mix will make about 7 mug cakes.
A 16.50 ounce package of cake mix will make about 8 mug cakes.

I hope you will try my cake mix hack - Cake Mix Mug Cake.

Recipe for a Five Minute Mug Cake

Yield: about 1 - 12 ounce serving, or about 2 - 6 ounce servings

  • Crack a large egg into a small bowl and beat with a fork until the yolk and egg white are blended fairly well. 
    One large egg will yield about 3 Tbsp. of beaten egg, just enough for 2 mug cakes!
  • Set aside.
Measure the following ingredients into a 12 ounce mug:

  • 6 Tbsp cake mix, any flavor
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 3 Tbsp melted butter, oil, or melted shortening 
  • about 1 1/2 Tbsp. of the beaten egg 
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Stir ingredients in the mug together for about a minute, or until smooth and well blended.
  • Place mug into microwave  and cook for 3 minutes. Cooking time is for a 900 - 1000 watt microwave. 
  • The cake will rise to the top of the mug.
  • Remove the mug from the microwave and allow to cool 2-3 minutes.
  • At this point, you can turn the cake out onto a plate and slice it into two portions, or you can leave it in the mug for a 12 ounce serving. 
  • Top with the topping of your choice and enjoy!