Cake Mix Mug Cake

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This Cake Mix Mug Cake is the perfect portion for cake-on-demand cravings! You can enjoy a slice of cake any time of the day. All you need is a boxed cake mix and water!

Cake Mix Mug Cake next to box of cake mix

2 Ingredient Cake Mix Mug Cake

This recipe couldn’t be easier. Just stir together cake mix and water, then microwave. No eggs, milk, or cooking oil needed! And you can even add sprinkles or chocolate syrup if you like. It’s such a simple recipe that you will love for satisfying cake cravings.

Cake Mix Mug Cake in microwave

The cake bakes up moist and fluffy, even in the microwave. You can top it with frosting or enjoy as is. It’s the perfect recipe for when you want something a little sweet but don’t want to bake an entire cake. And it’s ready in 2 minutes– can’t beat that!

Cake Mix Mug Cake heating up in microwave

Love desserts that you can cook in the microwave? Check out Microwave Rice Krispie Treats, S’mores In The Microwave, and Gluten-Free Banana Bread Mug Cake Microwave Recipe. Such easy recipes for quick, sweet treats.

Cake Mix Mug Cake next to box of yellow cake mix

How To Make Cake Mix Mug Cake

This recipe needs just 2 ingredients!

First add 6 tablespoons of cake mix to a microwave-safe mug. Pour in 1/4 cup of water. Stir to combine ingredients.

If you choose to use rainbow sprinkles, add them in and stir to mix everything together.

cake mix and water mixed together in mug

Heat in microwave for 2 minutes or until cake is cooked through.

Carefully pull mug out of microwave (may be hot). Now it’s ready to be enjoyed!

fluffy Cake Mix Mug Cake out of microwave

Cooking Tips

  • Sprinkles are totally optional. You could also add toppings like frosting or whipped cream
  • To check cake doneness, touch the middle of the top to see if it feels solid
  • All microwaves are different, you may need to cook for more or less time

fork holding bite of Cake Mix Mug Cake

Can You Make a Cake In The Microwave?

Yes! Cakes can be “baked” in the microwave. You can even make a single portion of cake in a microwave-safe mug. Just be sure to add water to the boxed cake mix so the cake is fluffy and moist. Once baked, you can top it with frosting, whipped cream, or sprinkles. Perfect for satisfying a cake craving!

fluffy and moist Cake Mix Mug Cake

Can You Use Milk Instead Of Water In A Cake Mix Mug Cake?

Yes, although the cake may not be as moist as it would be with water. However, the cake texture may be more dense. So it’s really up to you and your preferences.

sprinkle-topped Cake Mix Mug Cake

What To Serve With Cake Mix Mug Cake

A warm, cozy beverage is perfect with this mug cake. Try this Keto Pumpkin Spice Latte (Starbucks Copycat Recipe), this Mexican Atole Hot Drink Recipe, or this Best Ever Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe.

And some fresh fruit would be delicious alongside your mug cake. Try a Fruit and Yogurt Parfait (Starbucks Copycat), Pomegranate Winter Fruit Salad Recipe, or Fruit Salad With Strawberries, Kiwis and Bananas.

fork in freshly baked Cake Mix Mug Cake

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Cake Mix Mug Cake

This Cake Mix Mug Cake is the perfect portion for cake-on-demand cravings! You can enjoy a slice of cake any time of the day. All you need is a boxed cake mix and water!
Prep Time3 minutes
Cook Time2 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Keyword: Cake Mix Mug Cake
Cooking Method: Microwave
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 189kcal

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Ingredients

  • 6 tbsp cake mix
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp rainbow sprinkles optional

Instructions

  • First add 6 tablespoons of cake mix to a microwave-safe mug.
  • Pour in 1/4 cup of water. Stir to combine ingredients.
  • If you choose to use rainbow sprinkles, add them in and stir to mix everything together.
  • Heat in microwave for 2 minutes or until cake is cooked through.
  • Carefully pull mug out of microwave (may be hot). Now it's ready to be enjoyed!

Notes

  • Sprinkles are totally optional. You could also add toppings like frosting or whipped cream
  • To check cake doneness, touch the middle of the top to see if it feels solid
  • All microwaves are different, you may need to cook for more or less time
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 315mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 1mg
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