Learn how to make an easy mug cake in less than two minutes. Even better, this easy cake in a mug recipe only contains three ingredients! It’s perfect for when you need just a little sweet treat and don’t have much time. This warm, delicious microwave mug cake recipe will satisfy your dessert cravings and can be made in a variety of flavors. Can you believe it? How do you bake a cake in a mug? Read on for the simple cake in a mug recipe!
The 3 Ingredient Easy Mug Cake Recipe Backstory
This easy cake in a mug recipe was shared with me this past summer by one of my aunts, who had learned it from another one of my aunts. I love my family! They always give me terrific ideas. I’ve written this before: One of the best places to obtain excellent recipes is at family gatherings. If you are looking for a quick, warm treat, you are in the right place. This easy cake in a mug recipe is for you!
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In Praise of Cake Mixes for Easy Cake Recipes
Before proceeding to the recipe, I would like to put in a good word for cake mixes. They are versatile, inexpensive, and many amazing things may be made from them. They are not just for making cake. One of my favorite recipe books gives some incredible ideas about baking with cake mixes. If you feel like trying some delicious cake mix experiments, this book is for you!
This Easy Cake in a Mug Recipe is Truly Short and Simple
One problem with sharing easy recipes is that the recipes are often quite short. I know it’s annoying when you click on a recipe post and have to scroll through endless paragraphs of text before getting to the actual recipe. I’m going to spare you that annoyance. This recipe is very simple. The recipe requires few ingredients, and the directions are as easy as 1-2-3. You just have to count backward, 3-2-1, to remember the ingredients and directions. Here are both, courtesy of two of my dear aunts.
3-2-1 Easy Cake In a Mug Recipe Ingredients
1 box angel food cake mix
1 box any other flavor cake mix
2 tablespoons water
Whipped cream, ice cream or berries for topping
Isn’t that a super short list? This will be a very quick read!
3-2-1 Easy Cake In a Mug Recipe Directions
Mix the two boxes of cake mix together. I felt like chocolate, so I used a Devil’s Food cake mix. (Kind of ironic: Angel Food and Devil’s Food together. Silly, I know!) You may combine the mixes in a large bowl or a large zippered storage bag. If you combine the cake mixes in a bowl, store the combination in a sealed container.
This is where the 3-2-1 comes from. In a mug or small, round dessert dish, mix 3 tablespoons of cake mix with 2 tablespoons of water.
Bake in the microwave for 1 minute.
Easy Cake in a Mug Recipe
- 1 box angel food cake mix
- 1 box devil's food cake mix or any other flavor
- whippe cream, berries or other toppings optional
- Mix the two boxes of cake mix together.
- In a mug or small, round dessert dish, mix 3 tablespoons of cake mix with 2 tablespoons of water.
- Bake in the microwave for 1 minute.
- Top your delicious cake in a mug with whipped cream, ice cream, or berries. (optional)
Easy Cake in a Mug Toppings
How do you make a mug cake better? Top your delicious cake in a mug with whipped cream, ice cream, or berries. You may top your easy cake in a mug with whipped cream and berries, or ice cream and berries. Other creative toppings for this easy cake in a mug recipe (hot fudge might be nice) may be added as well. The choice is yours! I topped mine with raspberries from the freezer and hot fudge. If you have some homemade raspberry syrup on hand, that might be even better. Delicious!
How to Store the Easy Mug Cake Mix
I like to store my mug cake mix in Mason jars in a cupboard. This 3 ingredient cake in a mug recipe makes over 1 quart of the mix, so I usually use 2 quart-sized jars. When I need to make a mug cake, I just get out my tablespoon, my mug, and mix the simple ingredients together. I love that I don’t need to dirty a lot of dishes for this easy mug cake recipe.
Easy Mug Cake Recipe Variations
For chocolate cake in a mug, just use Devil’s Food or any other chocolate cake mix. You could use strawberry cake mix for strawberry cake in a mug, lemon cake mix for lemon cake in a mug, and any other flavor you like. Adapt this recipe for fall by using a spice cake mix or pumpkin-flavored cake mix. Some people search for a mug cake recipe with no egg. Since you don’t need to add any eggs to this mug cake recipe, this technically qualifies. Depending on what you are looking for, this mug cake recipe technically contains no milk either. I really appreciate the versatility of this recipe. By varying the type of cake mix and the toppings you use, the possibilities are vast.
Looking for Other Easy Treat Ideas?
If you are searching for easy recipes for kids, simple treat recipes are a great place to start. This easy cake in a mug recipe would make any beginning baker feel successful. You might also like to try making chocolate scotcheroos, which are great for camping or for parties. Add some fun to movie night with cashew caramel corn. Bake up some easy cookies with a 3-ingredient, versatile recipe.
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