Mug Cakes

Pour out the hot chocolate because we’re
suggesting a new filling for the standard
kitchen mug.

Becky Low shares shares ways to whip up a
mini cake inside a mug!

Basic Ingredients
2 Tablespoons butter
3-4 Tablespoons sugar
1 large egg
2 Tablespoons milk
¼-½ teaspoon vanilla, or other flavoring
6 Tablespoons flour
⅛ teaspoon baking powder (eliminate if using self-
rising flour)

Melt butter in microwave safe mug (about 30 seconds). Using
a fork, whisk together butter, sugar, egg, milk and
vanilla. Beat in flour baking powder and any other add-ins.
(If mug is small, divide batter between two small mugs).
Microwave 1 ½ – 2 minutes (depending on mug), start with 90
seconds and increase time as needed. Top Mug with desired
topping, enjoy hot or cold.


Choose a microwave safe mug. Mugs come in variety of shapes
and sizes; there is no standard mug. Batter should fill mug
between ½-¾ full before microwaving. If mug is small,
divide batter between two mugs. Adjust cooking time for mug
size. Start with 90 seconds, increase time as needed.

Use your imagination and experiment for your own customized
favorite Mug. Adjust amounts to suit your taste

PB&J Mug:
Replace butter with 3 Tablespoons peanut butter, use brown
sugar in place of white. Once microwaved, top with 1-2
tablespoons jam of choice

Chocolate Red Velvet Mug:
Substitute buttermilk for regular milk, add 2 tablespoons
mashed potatoes (leftovers or prepared instant potatoes),
add 2 tablespoons cocoa, add red food color

S’More Mug:
Add 1-2 tablespoons cocoa and 2 tablespoons chocolate
chips, add 2-3 tablespoons crumbled graham crackers, add 6-
7 mini marshmallows

TOPPINGS: Sprinkle or spoon on top microwaved cake.
Crushed candy, whipped cream, ice cream, sprinkles, fresh
fruit, fruit puree, citrus curls, cream cheese frosting,
coarse sugar sprinkles, chocolate syrup, chopped nuts

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