How To Make Single Serving Cakes in a Mug

by DanicasDaily on December 13, 2012

Happy Friday Eve all!  As we are making our Christmas List and checking it twice, I was reminded of these tasty Single Serving Cakes In A Mug that we made for everyone a few years ago.  We have 10 teenage nieces and nephews that I never know what to buy for.  I have pretty much come to the conclusion that they dig cash and gift cards the most.  But, I hate giving just an envelope….it seems so impersonal.  We had fun with it and came up 2 types of individual cakes they can cook in a mug.

I love these mug cakes because they are truly versatile, single servings and you probably have everything on hand right now to make them.

Simple ~ put all the dry ingredients in “baggies”, include the instructions for what wet ingredients to add and you are done.

HONEY CRUMB CAKE (print it!)



The Cake

  • 1/3 cup any yellow cake mix
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp. water

The Topping

  • 2 Tsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. finely chopped pecans
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Rainbow Sprinkles, optional


1. Spray coffee mug with nonstick spray.

2. Mix together dry cake mix bag with 1 Egg White, 2 tsp oil and 1 Tbsp water.

3. Sprinkle crumb topping.

4. Microwave on high for 3 minutes.


Makes 1 Mug Cake





  • 3 packets or 9 Tbsp. hot chocolate powder mix
  • 4 Tbsp. all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp. Mini Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Egg White
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. oil
  • 2 Tbsp. Rainbow Chips, optional


1. Spray coffee mug with nonstick spray.

2. Mix together dry cake mix bag with 1 Egg White and 1 ½ tbsp. oil.

3. Sprinkle with rainbow chips.

4. Microwave on high for 3 minutes.


Makes enough for TWO Mug Cakes

You can use regular baggies or be a tad bit dorky like me Smile


All the dry ingredients you need for your very own Honey Crumb Cakes that you don’t have to share Smile


Sprinkles are totally optional, but, I think it’s fun to add some color.


Cake mix in one bag, toppers in another.


I downloaded this Microsoft Word Snowman template to print my instructions on.


All the “dry ingredients” you need to make individual Triple Chocolate Mug Cakes.


I put my Cake Mixes in Coffee Mugs along with the printed instructions and their gift cards.


Simple, easy and totally a hit with everyone… sharing required!


Have you ever made a Cake in a Mug?  If so, what kind did you make?

I made a 3 minute Chocolate Cake once, but, that was my inspiration for these Smile 

Night all!

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