Lately I’ve run across some recipes for mug cakes. Before that, I hadn’t ever thought about such a thing. They’re really neat! They make wonderful gifts that aren’t expensive. I played around with it to make my own. You can adapt it to your taste or what you happen to have on hand when you decide to make it. (If you’re industrious, you can even make your cake mix from scratch!)
When you do give these as a gift, you can give the person the mug with the cake mix and glaze mix inside and include the directions or, like I did, you can bake it in the mug, frost it and decorate it first. Either way, they’re gonna love it!
I experimented with with different amounts of ingredients. My first attempt didn’t “rise to the occasion” but the second did. If you have an over sized mug, just add more ingredients.
1 Cake Mix (any flavor)
1 (4-serving size) Instant Pudding Mix (any flavor)
Zip Lock Baggies
Glaze Ingredients (for each serving):
1/3 Cup Powdered Sugar
1 1/2 tsp dry flavoring (cocoa powder, dry lemonade mix, dry instant breakfast drink mix, etc.)
1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the cake mix and pudding mix. Measure 1/2 cup of the cake mix into each plastic baggie.
2. For each mug cake, you’ll need a baggie of glaze ingredients. Mix (in each baggie) 1/3 cup powdered sugar and 1 1/2 tsp dry flavoring of choice.
3. In a coffee mug, put 1 cake mix packet and 1 glaze mix packet. Include a small card with the directions: With a fork, whisk together the cake mix packet, 1 beaten egg white, 1/4 tsp vanilla, 1 Tbls oil, and 1 Tbls water. Microwave for 2 minutes. Whisk together the glaze packet and 1 1/2 tsp water. Pour glaze over cake in mug. Enjoy!
*NOTE: For flavor variations, you can use:
*Devil’s Food Cake Mix with Chocolate Pudding
*Lemon Cake Mix with Lemon Pudding
*Butterscotch Cake Mix with Butterscotch Pudding
*Pineapple Cake Mix with Coconut Pudding
**RECIPE AND PHOTOS BY RENEE’S GOURMETS**
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