Cake in a Coffee Mug

This gift idea was given to me by Seasoned Cooking's very own Rossanna Tarantini.
  • 1 cake mix, any flavor
  • 1 pudding mix, any flavor
Glaze Mix (for one cake in a coffeemug)
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. dry flavor (powdered lemonade, powdered orange drink, cocoa powder, or vanilla powder)
  • (For the coconut cake include flaked coconut for sprinkling on top in a separate bag.)

First, place the cake mix and pudding mix in a large bowl and whisk well to combine. Place the mix into a sandwich bag letting it all collect in one corner; tie with a twist tie. The mix should make 8 - 9 packages.

Select large coffee mugs that hold 1 1/2 cups of liquid. (Make sure there is no metallic paint on them as they need to be microwaveable.)

Place one baggie of cake mix and one of the glaze mix into each mug. Attach the following baking instructions to the mug:

    How to bake a cake in a mug:
    Generously spray the inside of the coffee mug with cooking spray. Empty the contents of large packet into cup. Add one egg white and 1 tablespoon of water into the mix. Stir until combined, making sure that all of the dry mix is blended. Microwave on full power for 2 minutes. (Smaller microwaves may yield unsatisfactory results.) While the cake is cooking, pour the glaze mix ingredients in a very small container. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons of water and mix well. When the cake is done, pour glaze over the cake in the cup and enjoy while warm!

Flavor combinations to try:

  • Lemon cake with lemon pudding
  • Yellow cake with chocolate pudding
  • Devil's food cake with chocolate pudding
  • Pineapple cake with coconut pudding
  • Butterscotch cake with butterscotch pudding
  • Yields: 8-9 mixes for cake in a coffee mug
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
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