Cake in a Mug

Cake in a Mug

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 12 mins
  • Servings: 1
  • About This Recipe

    “A friend once gave this to me as a gift. My girls were so impressed that they started making them all the time.”


    Cake Mix

  • 1boxcake mix, flavor of your choice
  • 1smallinstant pudding mix, flavor of your choice( not sugar free)
  • Glaze Mix

  • 1/3 cupconfectioners’ sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemonade mix or 1 1/2 teaspoons orange breakfast drink mix or 1 1/2 teaspoons cocoa powder or 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla powder or 1 1/2 teaspoons instant coffee or 1 1/2 teaspoonsinstant cappuccino mix
  • Directions

  • Combine cake mix ingredients and blend well.
  • Measure 1/2 cup of mix into a sandwich bag.
  • Label this bag”Cake Mix.
  • “Place the glaze mix ingredients into a sandwich bag.
  • Label this bag”glaze mix” and attach it to the other bag with a twist tie.
  • Place one bag cake mix and one bag glaze mix in each coffee cup and attach the baking instructions.
  • Tip: Be sure to select a large mug that can hold 1 1/2 cups of water.
  • The mug must be microwavable.
  • Flavor Options: Lemon cake mix-lemon pudding, Yellow mix-chocolate pudding, Devils food mix-chocolate pudding, Pineapple mix-coconut pudding, Butterscotch mix-butterscotch pudding.
  • Attach the following note to the gift:Mist inside of coffee mug with cooking spray.
  • Empty cake mix into cup.
  • Add 1 egg white, 1 tablespoon.
  • oil and 1 tablespoon water.
  • Mix well.
  • Microwave on full power 2 minutes.
  • Empty Glaze Mix into a small bowl and add 1 teaspoon water.
  • Mix well.
  • Pour glaze over baked cake.
  • Reviews

  • “This turned out to be a great “Secret Santa” gift for the girls at work.I used Chocolate Fudge Cake, Chocolate Fudge pudding and cocoa for my glaze.I made one to test it out and I was surprised!Thank you, Thank you, Thank you…”

  • “This sounds like a cute, unusualgift for any special and/or non-special day…..I will try this one, ASAP..Almost like a cake in a jar mix…….Beve”

  • “This is such a cute idea!! I want to put these in our christmas baskets this year so I decided to give it a try first to make sure it works out ok 🙂 I used a yellow cake mix with a white chocolate pudding. Once measured out, the cake & pudding mix make enough for 8 mugs. I was so anxious to give this a try, I ate it right out of the microwave and it was very good!! A word of caution … I saved 1/2 of it as I wanted my daughter to try it – she came home about an hour later (I had covered the mug with plastic wrap), and after cooling the cake got pretty hard.I am still going to include them in my baskets but will add to my instruction card to glaze and eat soon after cooking.Thanks Mirj, this will be a fun addition to my baskets!”

  • “this didnt work at all for me :(after 2 mins it was still like the mess on the beaters when you make a cake. I let it sit 20 mins, still no good. Gave it another 2 mins in the microwave and ended up with a rock, chocolate flavoured brick:(the only thing that I can think of is the the cake and pudding mixes here are a different size to the ones you have Mirj. I used 190grams cake mix and 50grams ofpudding mix, which was exactly half of each, I even weighed them to be certain.sorry Mirj, sesame noodles are number one here, but I wont be trying this again.”

  • “These were so easy!Just the right size for mailing- not too heavy, but the recipient knows you put some time into thier gift instead of picking out just any old thing- thanks!”

  • “I divided the serving in half and microwaved for 45 seconds in a small custard cup. I added about a tbsp of chopped banana… oh boy! To top it off, I poked some holes in the top of still-warm cake and drizzled some sweetened condensed milk over the top (a la Better Than Sex Cake). Didn’t need the glaze on this one. Decadent!”

  • “I received this from chef #946146, my partner in the 2008 Holiday Cookie Swap. I’ll be back to add my stars just as soon as I’ve made it. 🙂 *UPDATE:* Dec 9/08- This is incredibly good.Much nicer than I had expected.Took exactly 2 minutes in the mug pictured.I will be giving this as gifts…year round.”

  • “Loved it!! Here is what I found. I hate throwing out the yolk, so, one egg equals 4 T. This is very convenient if you are doing 2 (one for me and one for Sweetie). Scramble one whole egg and use 2 T. egg for each mug. For children (or smaller mugs) use one T. egg, 1/4 c. mix, 1/2 T. each water and oil and microwaved for 1 min. Will try with powdered egg, extra water to accommodate egg powder and leaving out the oil. I would love for it to be a little more portable. Also found that if you are making more than one, mix up all servings at once and measure out accordingly (if serving is 1/2 c. dry mix, measure out 1/2 prepared, wet mix).”

  • “I made these for my co-workers during the holidays (everyone got mugs suited to their personalities). They went over very well, and everyone raved about their mini-cakes. Thank you for posting!”

  • “This was good (please see how I rate recipes), and VERY easy to make (check out the photo for the twin recipe #46487). Warm and sweet, it was a perfect cure for my cravings. I made mine a strawberry mix – strawberry pudding, and threw in a few chocolate chips – it was yummy and gooey. The only comment I have is that the addition of an egg white and oil doesn’t make this very convenient if away from home (e.g. at an office)… Next time I will try the Cake in a Mug with powdered egg white as luvmybge suggested. It would be great to just have this ready to go as Betty Crocker® Warm Delights™ are (I gave it a try recently and it didn’t have as nice a texture as the Cake, but it is very portable and doesn’t require anything more than water).”

  • “Wonderful Idea! I shipped my off to family and friends for Christmas. I also used the egg white powder. Surely didn’t need 2 minutes to cook though. I suggest if giving this as a gift you make the person aware of the time. I only did mine for 2 mins. Every microwave is different. Thanks for sharing the recipe! “

  • “Unlike mummamills go at this recipe, mine turned out fine. Mine didn’t even need to go for the full 2 minutes. It was done in less time. I guess it’s because of the wattage of my microwave oven. The first one I made was made with the real egg white. The second time I made it I added 2 teaspoons of JUST WHITES to the 1/2 cup of cake mix/pudding mixture. JUST WHITES is a powdered egg white. I then added 2 extra tablespoons of water when I made the cake because the JUST WHITES calls for 2 tablespoons of water to 2 teaspoons ofJUST WHITES (2 teaspoons of JUST WHITES equals one egg white). It turned out fine, but .. once again I still didn’t need to microwave for the full two minutes. I’m going to add the dry egg whites to my mix from now on. That way the recipient won’t even need to have a real egg on hand to make their cake. Thanks for a neat idea Mirj. The cake popped easily out of the cup both times, too!”

  • “Very cute idea, this will be the perfect gift for our bachelor and elderly neighbors this year! THanks for sharing =)”