Recipe By Anonymous
Published Dec 15th
Cake in a Mug
Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 8 coffee mugs Calories 504.2

Cake mix in a mug that can be made in the microwave. Use any flavor of cake mix and corresponding flavor of pudding mix. For the glaze, Use a corresponding flavor of powdered mix, such as lemonade for lemon, cocoa for chocolate, etcetera.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 ⅓ cups confectioners' sugar
  • ¼ cup powdered lemonade mix

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Check your coffee mugs to make sure each one holds 1 1/2 cups water.
  2. 2 Place dry cake mix and dry pudding mix into a large bowl and blend well with a whisk. This will be about 4 to 4 1/2 cups of dry mix and will make 8 coffee cup cake mixes. Divide mix into 8 small plastic bags (about 1/2 cup each). Place mix into a corner of each bag and tie it there with a twist tie.
  3. 3 Make glaze mix: in a medium bowl, combine confectioners sugar with powdered flavoring mix. Divide into 8 small plastic bags and close bag with a twist tie. Attach each glaze mix to the cake mix bags with a twist tie. Place one of each bag into each cup.
  4. 4 Attach the following instructions to each cup: Generously spray inside of cup with cooking spray. Empty contents of cake mix packet in cup. Add 1 egg, 1 tablespoon of oil, 1 tablespoon water to dry mix. Mix 15 seconds, carefully mixing in all dry mix. Microwave on full power for 2 minutes. While cake is cooking, place ingredients from Glaze mix into a very small container and add 1 1/2 teaspoon water. Mix well. When cake is done, pour glaze over cake in cup. Enjoy while warm.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 504.2
  • Carbohydrate 108.1 g
  • Cholesterol 1.3 mg
  • Fat 7.6 g
  • Fiber 0.7 g
  • Protein 2.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.1 g
  • Sodium 598 mg
  • Sugar 79.7 g


  1. This is very good. I like both the lemon cake and the cocoa cake best though I have tried almost every variation out there. It's great that you can make the mix for these ahead of time and then just take it out when you've run into a PMS emergency. I like mine with chocolate - Read more ...
  2. I love this recipe and it makes a great gift but I use NO EGGS or egg substitute and skip the hassle of making the glaze. Instead I used 1 T. oil and 2 T. water to mix the batter. It still works out great without any egg. When it comes out of the microwave, - Read more ...
  3. And the Nobel Prize goes to...
  4. I used chocolate cake and pudding, and added chocolate chips and chopped walnuts. It turned out brownie like - plus high protein for my kids!
  5. I used a chocolate cake mix and chocolate pudding and used just the egg white with the oil and water. It may not be "gourmet" but I thought this was quite good for a quick "chocolate fix" and my kids can make it up for a quick snack. (Just be careful... the mug and the - Read more ...
  6. I found this recipe and was excited-I am inherently lazy and I like cake and what could be easier? Anyway the first time I used a whole egg to make one mugful of cake and I agree that it was too eggy. The second time I tried an egg white it was still a bit - Read more ...
  7. Excellent recipe to give as a gift or just for handy cake for one! I found that adding a tsp of vanilla to a vanilla cake/pudding combination makes it really taste like white cake.
  8. The first attempt I made at this cake was like others before had too much egg. So what I did is use the egg white instead and there was an impovement in the taste and texture. If you have the means I recommend using a small egg rather than a large one or just - Read more ...
  9. This SO didn't work for me. It was WAY too eggy. My white cake mix when cooked in the mug looked and kind of tasted like sweetened scrambled eggs. When you look at the proportions generally you use two eggs for an entire cake mix and this was using one egg for 1/8 to 1/12 - Read more ...